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Who is Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse?

Phillip's family ties

PRINCE Phillip's funeral takes place on Saturday, April 17th, with thirty guests set to attend.

Donatus, Landgraave of Hesse is one of the guests who will be in attendance- here's everything you need to know about him & his relation to the Duke of Edinburgh.

Who is Donatus, Landgrave of Hesse?

Donatus, Prince and Landgrave of Hesse was born on October 17, 1966.

Born Heinrich Donatus Philipp Umberto; he is the eldest son of German aristocrat Moritz, Landgrave of Hesse.

As the great-grandson of Victor Emmanuel III of Italy, he is named in part after Georg Donatus, Hereditary Grand Duke of Hesse.

Donatus & Prince Philip are distant cousins as the Duke of Edinburgh's mother Princess Alice was a Hessian princess by birth, Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark.

Moreover, the Duke’s two younger sisters, Sophie and Cecilie, both married into the Hesse family.

Who is Prince Donatus's ex-wife Princess Floria of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg?

Donatus married Countess Floria Franziska Marie-Luisa Erika von Faber-Castell  in a civil ceremony in Wiesbaden, Germany, on 25 April 2003.

Born on 14 October 1974, Floria is a communications professional and a niece of Count Anton Wolfgang von Faber-Castell, chairman of the board of the famous Faber-Castell pen-and-pencil company.

Prince Donatus and Floria Franziska are 6th cousins.

Do Prince Donatus and Princess Floria have children?

As for their family life, Prince Donatus and Countess Floria have one daughter and two sons together.

They are called Princess Paulina, Hereditary Prince Moritz and Prince August.

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