Sunday, March 17, 2013

Galitzine Wedding

Those of you interested in royals other than the Grand Ducal Family or the other usual suspects, a.k.a. members of reigning houses, are probably aware that Prince Piotr Galitzine and his wife née Archduchess Maria-Anna of Austria announced the engagement of their third daughter Princess Alexandra to Thibault Lancksweert, son of Dominique Lancksweert and Countess Anne-Rose de Liedekerke, a while ago.

Now the families have set the wedding date and 1 September 2013 it is. The wedding is planned on a similar scale, scope and guest list as the wedding of Princess Alexandra's oldest sister Princess Xenia with a very good array of European royal- and nobility, including members of the extended Grand Ducal Family. As with Xenia's wedding, there will be a Russian Orthodox and a Catholic ceremony.

This also means that Prince Félix and Claire won't get married that weekend and most likely not on the weekend before or after.

In case you are wondering about the family connections... Princess Alexandra's mother Archduchess Maria-Anna is the oldest child of Archduke Rudolf of Austria, himself a son of Blessed Emperor Karl and Empress Zita, and his first wife née Countess Xenia Czernichev-Besobrasov. This means that she is a first cousin of Archduke Carl-Christian of Austria and a second cousin to Grand Duke Henri and his siblings. Archduchess Maria-Anna also is a godmother to Luxembourg's very own Princess Alexandra and as the Galitzine's lived in Luxembourg for a couple of years, the children basically grew up together.

Source: Private

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