Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth

Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
Count Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth
Born 12 July 1967 (1967-07-12) (age 44)
Mainz Germany
Other names Jefferson-Friedrich Volker Benjamin
Title Count of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth
Spouse Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Children Richard, Ingrid
Relatives Count Friedrich-August von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth and Astrid Maria Andres
Styles of
Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth
Dual Cypher of Princess Alexandra and Count Jefferson.svg
Reference style His Hillustrious Highness
Spoken style Your Illustrious Highness
Alternative style Sir

His Illustrious Highness Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth (Jefferson-Friedrich Volker Benjamin Graf von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, born 12 July 1967) is the son of Count Friedrich-August Rüdiger Albrecht von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth and Astrid Maria Andres.



He married Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg on 6 June 1998,[1] becoming the husband of a member of the Danish royal family. His wife is the daughter of Princess Benedikte of Denmark, whose elder sister is Queen Margrethe II. The couple were married at Gråsten Palace, the Danish royal family's summer residence in southern Jutland. According to an article in the Copenhagen Post, Princess Alexandra was granted Danish citizenship just prior to her marriage. The couple were sweethearts during their childhood years in Germany.[2]


In Germany titles were abolished after the First World War, and incorporated into the surname. Jefferson's title in pretence is Graf, the English equivalent of Count. In Denmark, Norway and Sweden, he would be known as a Greve.[citation needed]


Danish Royal Family
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HM The Queen
HRH The Prince Consort

HRH Princess Benedikte
HM The Queen of the Hellenes

HH Princess Elisabeth

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The couple reside in Paris and have two children:

They are always among the Danish royal family for the summer holidays at Gråsten Palace.


  1. ^ Danish Monarchy official website
  2. ^ (11 June 1998) "Princess says 'I do.' Copenhagen Post online

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