Today, the Landgrave of Hesse marks his fifty-fifth birthday!
 
The wedding of Prince Moritz of Hesse and Princess Tatiana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, 1966.
Photo (c) Getty Images / Keystone-France.
 
Born on 17 October 1966 at Kiel, Prince Heinrich Donatus Philipp Umberto of Hesse was the second child and first son of Landgrave Moritz of Hesse and his wife Princess Tatiana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg. The paternal grandparents of Donatus were Landgrave Philipp of Hesse and Princess Mafalda of Savoy. The maternal grandparents of Donatus were Fürst Gustav Albrecht zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Marguerite Fouché d’Otrante. 
 
Donatus and Floria on their wedding day.
Photo (c) Eurohistory.com.
In 2003, Hereditary Prince Donatus of Hesse married Countess Floria von Faber-Castell (b.1974), the daughter of Count Hubertus von Faber-Castell and Baroness Adelheid von der Leyen zu Bloemersheim. Donatus and Floria have three children: twins Princess Paulina and Hereditary Prince Moritz (b.2007) as well as Prince August (b.2012). 
 
Landgrave Donatus of Hesse and Queen Elizabeth II.
 
In April 2021, Donatus attended the funeral of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. The Landgrave of Hesse was present in his role as representative of the House of Hesse, into which Philip’s two sisters, Cecile and Sophie, had married.
 
Our best wishes to the Landgrave of Hesse on his birthday!

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