† Fürstin Benita zu Schaumburg-Lippe

Fürstin Benita zu Schaumburg-Lippe passed away in the night to Wednesday 08.05.2013 after an long illness at the age of 85. She was born in 1927 as Baroness Benita of Tiele-Winckler at Waren in Mecklenbzurg, After the End of the Second Worl War on the request of her parents she went into the West. Later she tudied biologym, the studiys she financed on her own.  At the end ofthe studies  a doctorate was awarded with the summa cum laude. In 1955 she married the then Hereditary Prince Philipp-Ernst zu Schaumburg-Lippe who succeeded his father as Fürst in 1952. The couple had 2 sons, Hereditary Prince Georg-Wilhelm who died after an traffic accident in 1983 and Alexander who succeeded his father as Fürst. Fürst Philipp-Erst died in 2003 after an long illness. In early 2007 Fürstin Benita had an bad traffic accident from which she never recovered full. Since then she was rarely seen in public

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