Born Stephan Leopold Justus Richard on 24th May 1959 in Detmold Germany to Their Serene Highnesses Armin and Traute, The Prince and Princess de Lippe.
Armin, The Prince de Lippe
Traute, The Dowager Princess de Lippe
He is a qualified lawyer and tax accountant.
He became engaged to Countess Maria of Solms-Laubach.
The Couple married civilly on 13th October 1994 and religiously on 15th October 1994 in Detmold, Germany.
Bernhard The Hereditary Prince de Lippe (Bernhard Leopold Baptist Ernst George Ludwig) born 9th September 1995
Prince Heinrich-Otto de Lippe (Heinrich Otto Gustav-Adolf Michael Wico) born 8th April 1997
Prince Wilhelm de Lippe (Wilhelm Benjamin Hans Karl Maximilian Paul) born 12th October 1999
Princess Luise de Lippe (Luise Anna Astrid Christiane Viktoria) Born 9th April 2001
Princess Mathilde de Lippe (Mathilde Pauline Anna Elisabeth) 7th September 2003
24th May 1959 – 20th August 2015; His Serene Highness Stephan, The Hereditary Prince de Lippe.
20th August 2015 – Present; His Serene Highness Stephan, The Prince de Lippe.
Line of Succession
Stephan, The Prince de Lippe
- Bernhard The Hereditary Prince de Lippe
- Prince Heinrich-Otto de Lippe
- Prince Benjamin de Lippe