This is one of the hidden "Globalists". More powerful than the Windsor queen.
|Prince of Schleswig-Holstein|
|Christoph at Grünholz in November 2010|
|Spouse||Princess Elisabeth of Lippe-Weissenfeld|
Prince Friedrich Ferdinand
|House||House of Oldenburg|
House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
|Father||Peter, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein|
|Mother||Princess Marie Alix of Schaumburg-Lippe|
|(1949-08-22) 22 August 1949 |
Schloss Louisenlund, Schleswig, Schleswig-Holstein, West Germany
Christoph, Prince of Schleswig-Holstein (born 22 August 1949) has been the head of the House of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg and the entire House of Oldenburg since 1980. He is the current titular Duke of Schleswig-Holstein and Duke of Glücksburg, traditionally styled as His Highness.
The House of Oldenburg—in one of its cadet branches—is the royal house of Denmark (since 1448) and Norway (1450–1818 and since 1905), and has been the royal house of several other countries including Greece, Sweden and Russia; it also includes the heir to the throne of the United Kingdom. As such, he is the head of the family that today includes Margrethe II of Denmark, Harald V of Norway, Constantine II of Greece and, patrilineally, Charles, Prince of Wales. Christoph is the senior male line descendant of Christian III of Denmark, and as such the heir to the headship of the entire Kalmar Union. His great-great-grandfather, Friedrich, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, was the older brother of Christian IX of Denmark, and through him Christoph is heir by masculine primogeniture to the Danish title Duke of Glucksburg conferred by the Danish crown in 1825. Christoph is also, cognatically, a descendant of Queen Victoria and Alexander II of Russia, and is in the line of succession to the British throne.
Since 1980, he chairs the board of the foundation that owns the ancestral castle of the House of Glücksburg, Glücksburg Castle. He is the owner of the Grünholz estate and is one of the largest land owners of Schleswig-Holstein.