The House of Schleswig-Holstein
As the head of the foundation as well as on behalf of his family, Christoph Prince of Schleswig-Holstein, is responsible for both running the foundation’s operations and, as such, for Schloss Glücksburg. He and his wife, Princess Elisabeth of the House of Lippe-Weissenfeld have four children. The family lives on Grünholz estate in Schwansen where Prince Christoph works as a businessman, focussing mainly on agriculture and forestry, as well as real estate.
Christoph Prince of Schleswig-Holstein is also a founding member of the Hamburg-based GLC Glücksburg Consulting AG. Since its foundation in 1994, one of the GLC offices is located in the “Kavalierhaus” of Schloss Glücksburg. Both GLC and Christoph Prince of Schleswig-Holstein as chairman of the supervisory board support many cultural activities in the castle.
Another member of the family, who until 2019 was heavily involved in the foundation, is Elisabeth Princess of Ysenburg und Büdingen of the House of Schleswig-Holstein. She followed in the footsteps of her father, Prince Friedrich Ferdinand, who had done the same for many years. He was also the Bürgervorsteher (official representative) of Glücksburg.