Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein0-Berleburg today announced the engagement of their daughter, Nathalie0 to Alexander Johannsmann. The couple have been dating for more than two years. Johannsman, 32, works for his uncle's horse transport business, and his father, former international horse jumper, now trains horse jumping. Nathalie, 34, is the youngest of three children of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
Princess Nathalie is breeds horses and runs her own stud farm at Bad Berleburg.
She also rides for Denmark, and was a member of Denmark's bronze medal in team dressage at the 2008 Summer Olympic Games.
Princess Nathalie was born in Copenhagen on May 2, 1975, but she did not acquire Danish nationality until she was an adult. She and her brother, Gustav, who is a German national, and her sister, Alexandra, who also became a Danish citizen as an adult, do not have dynastic rights in Denmark.
The Princess and Mr. Johannsmann are currently in Australia and expect to return to Germany at the end of January. No date for the wedding has been announced.