Prince Christian was raised with his siblings in the royal household in Copenhagen, and grew up between his parents' residence in Copenhagen, the Frederick VIII's Palace, an 18th century palace which forms part of the Amalienborg Palace complex in central Copenhagen, and their country residence, the Charlottenlund Palace, located by the coastline of the Øresund strait north of the city.
He legally changed his given name to Mario Max Prince Antonius Adolf Albert Eduard Oliver Gertraud Edith Helga Magdalena Prinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe , the head of Waldemar's dynasty, issued a statement proclaiming his disapproval of his fourth marriage and the adoption of his stepson.
Prince Adolf of Schaumburg-Lippe (German: Adolf Wilhelm Viktor; 20 July 1859 – 9 July 1916) was a German prince of the House of Schaumburg-Lippe and a Prussian General of the Cavalry. He was regent of the Principality of Lippe from 1895 to 1897 due to the incapacity of his distant relative Alexander, Prince of Lippe .
Prince Christian's father was the head of the ducal house of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Beck, a junior male branch of the House of Oldenburg.The family descended from King Christian III of Denmark's younger son, John the Younger, Duke of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg, whose grandson Duke August Philipp severed his ties with Denmark and emigrated to Germany where he acquired the manor of ...
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Prince Wilhelm and Princess Ilona of Schaumburg-Lippe, The Prince is the groom's second cousin, once removed, through Frederick VIII of Denmark. Princess Désirée of Schaumburg-Lippe and Hofjægermester Michael Iuel, the groom's third cousin and her husband