In the latest edition of the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet, His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Miss Carina Lynn Axelsson announced they will marry on Friday, June 3, 2022.
The civil marriage ceremony will take place inside the Orangerie behind Schloss Berleburg in Bad Berleburg, Germany, in front of 40 guests. The religious ceremony will take place on Saturday, June 4, 2022, at the private chapel at Schloss Berleburg.
In the interview, the happy couple went on to say how relieved they are now that they are free to marry. Prince Gustav states that “…after at least five years of stress, and there have also been difficult years before, it’s great to be able to celebrate our wedding with our family and friends.” The soon-to-be Princess Carina of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg also noted that her family, who will be at the wedding, are:
“…very happy on my behalf. Yes, because of the wedding, but it’s even more about the fact that the trial is over and we can now live as we want..“
When asked about the trial he endured for five years with his great uncle, Prince Ludwig-Ferdinand, over the estate of Schloss Berleburg and its vast lands, Prince Gustav said:
“I personally was under a lot of pressure. It was not easy, and there I must say that I could handle the situation in a calm way, because I had always been used to my father, who was very strict and impulsive.”
Miss Axelsson goes on to say:
“As long as the trial ran, Prince Gustav was not the owner of the castle. There was no owner and therefore he was treated as a tenant when a trustee was appointed who set the guidelines for the use of the castle. Prince Gustav was only allowed to use a few rooms at the castle and could not drive around the forest as an owner can…”
In July 2020, Prince Gustav won the case against his greedy great uncle in a German High Court. As a result, Prince Gustav was declared the rightful heir and owner of the multi-million dollar estate (some even say that the estate is worth a billion, but that’s just gossip at this point).
Congrats to the couple!
Photo courtesy of Billed Bladet/H.Juul