Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg passed away in the afternoon of Monday 13.03,2017. According to a spokesperson of the Family he died unexpected at Berleburg Castle. He was born on 29.101934 as older son of Gustav Albrecht, 5. Fürst zu sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife Margareta, née Fouche d’Otrante. As his father was missing in the Second World War he then became the Head of the Pricnely Family but he never assumed the title of Fürst. On 03.02.1968 he married Princess Benedikte of Denmark, the second daughter of King Frederik IX. of Denmark and a younger sister of Queen Margarethe II. He contnued tio lieve at Berleburg Castle and to adminstrate the Family properties. Together with Princess Benedikte he had 3 children. His only son Gustaf now succeeds him as head of the Princely Family of Sayn-Wittgenstien-Berleburg.