Prince Mario-Max was born in Salzburg, Austria. He started his media career as a student writing celebrity reports for Bertelsmann Magazines. After moving to Germany he landed work with the biggest TV Networks RTL and Sat1 Pro7 Media. Known for years as leading TV- and Media-Royal, Prince Mario-Max zu Schaumburg-Lippe has become a popular television host and a successful businessperson promoting several product lines. Commuting between global media hubs, Prince Mario-Max eventually landed work as a Royal correspondent for CBS, expert for Disney´s ABC Network and worked for shows on BRAVO, VH1, FOX, NBC Universal, CNN and many more networks. His Hit-Show Astro Royal airs since 11 years with a reach of 102.7 Million households.
Exploring other opportunities next to TV, the Prince branched into acting and hit the musical stage as a lead in the broadway musical Pretty Faces by former Aaron Spelling Producer R.W. Cabell and lead in the stage Production of Dracula. His dancing and musical education was directed by Luigi Faccuito, the inventor of Jazz Dance and Dance Captain of MGM Studios. He also won Tanz Trophy, that can be compared to America’s Dancing With The Stars.
He became a media favorite in New York City and was featured in People Magazine, National Enquirer, wrote a column in the Ask a New Yorker and frequently appeared in Daily News and New York Post. When Dressed to Kilt approached the Prince, he had his runway debute in a show together with Marcus Schenkenberg and James Bond icon Sean Connery. He opened LA fashion week and was featured in LA Times and the City of Los Angeles Awarded him for his contribution to the Hollywood Parade. The National Television Academy (Emmy academy) recognized him as a Judge for News and dedicated a special event to him as founder of Royal News on television.
Four highly successful national American advertising campaigns have been launched with the Prince: An online portal with his images for a new Microsoft product, a commercial of Gold and Diamond Source International and the TV and online promotion of Save on Scents, a market leading scent and fragrance company. The biggest campaign is the viral GEICO commercial singing the Backstreet Boys, that has been seen 19 Million times on youtube and 6000 times on national television on all networks.
Wherever Prince Mario-Max appears, his fun, charismatic and royal appearance creates a special moment and massive interest in the media.
His own family history is a royal dream come true. When his mother Princess Antonia brought up Mario-Max as a single mom after her divorce from a doctor, she married the Royal Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe with his one thousand years ancestry of kings and queens. Becoming a Princess herself also her son Prince Mario-Max received the title „Prinz zu Schaumburg-Lippe“ and became the only son of His Highness Prince Waldemar. His father is the direct cousin of Danish Queen Margrethe and he is even in succession to the British Royal Throne due to his royal ancestry. Prince Mario-Max Grandmother is Her Royal Highness Princess Feodora of Denmark of Europe’s oldest Royal house.