Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Royal Summer Weddings

This seems to be the summer of royal and noble weddings, non? Belgium, Isenburg, Ysenburg, Oettingen, Habsburg, Castell - and the summer is far from over. This past weekend, Prince François d'Orléans married Theresa von Einsiedel in Straubing near Munich, Germany. While the groom is a nephew of the Orléanist claimant to the defunct French throne, the bride has some very royal connection very relevant to this blog herself. Through her mother Princess Amélie of Urach, whose mother was Princess Iniga of Thurn und Taxis, she is a great-granddaughter of Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg, sister of Grand Duchess Marie-Adélaïde and Grand Duchess Charlotte.

Probably more due to friendly ties instead of this relation, Princess Maria-Anunciata, elder daughter of Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margaretha, was among the guests of the wedding. Also present were Prince Gundakar, second cousin of Liechtenstein's head of state and his siblings, and his wife Princess Marie, a first cousin of the groom who actually introduced the newly weds to each other at a ball in Vienna. Prince Gundakar and Princess Marie were already among the guests of the wedding of Magdalena Habsburg-Lothringen, or Archduchess Magdalena of Austria if you want, and Sebastian Bergmann in Bad Ischl the weekend prior.

For more information and pictures of the Einsiedel/Orléans wedding, check out Royal Travel and Events. A big Dankeschön to Stefan for letting me use his pictures!

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