Prince Philipp of Hesse

Prince Philipp of Hesse (Philipp Robin Prinz von Hessen) (b. 17 September 1970) is a grandson of Prince Philipp of Hesse (1896–1980) and is the youngest child and second son of Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse and his former wife, Princess Tatjana of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. As the nephew of Prince Wolfgang of Hesse, he is in the direct line of descent from the short-lived Finnish monarchy. He married Laetitia Bechtolf (b. Wedel, 5 May 1978) in a civil ceremony in Hamburg on 5 May 2006 and a religious ceremony in Panker on 10 June 2006. This was the first accepted morganatic union that has been accepted in the Hessian Royal House; both his uncle Prince Otto Adolf's wives were not given the title of Princess. The couple have a daughter and a son: Prince Philipp currently resides in New York City, New York, USA. He is a photographer and has photographed several German royals (including his sister, Mafalda) for the September 2003 issue of Vanity Fair.

Personal details

Date of birth
September 17th, 1970
Places lived
pop. 5,993,771 (2011)


1.House of Hesse

Royal line

Preceded by

House of Palatinate-Zweibrücken

Succeded by

House of Holstein-Gottorp (Swedish line)

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