Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The unemployed Princess ...

Even royals are not immune to economic downturns.  Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her German husband, Count Jefferson-Froedrich von Pfeil und Klein are moving back to Germany, after both lost their jobs.

They had been living in a lovely and large apartment in Paris.

Count Jefferson has been without a job for some.  He served as a director of the Paris branch of Oppenheim bank, a German bank, which closed after bankruptcy.  Count Jefferson has not been able to parlay his experience and connections into a new renumerative position in Paris' financial sector.

Now comes word that Alexandra, the second of three children of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg has been sacked from her position with UNESCO, a UN organization.  She, too, was based in Paris.

Princess Alexandra has worked for UNESCO, specializing in cultural heritage, for some years.

Her position was eliminated after UNESCO's budget was severely cut.

Alexandra's father, Prince Richard, has come to her rescue.  He has bought a house in a small town, near Mainz.  The town is located in Germany's wine region so perhaps, the couple can find a new career in wine productions.   Alexandra's first cousin, the new Landgrave of Hesse runs a successful winery.

The new home is about two hours drive from Berleburg, which will allow Princess Benedikte more opportunity to visit with her two eldest grandchildren.

Princess Alexandra and Count Jefferson have two children, Count Richard, 13, and Countess Ingrid, who is nine years old.

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