Friday, September 30, 2011

Wedding in the House Faber-Castell

Count Charles of Faber-Castell married on Friday 30. September 2011 in a  Melisa Eleyesil. The civil Ceremony took place at the townhall of Stein nr. Nürnberg. A religious Wedding is planned for Spring 2012. Coount Charles is the oldest child and only son of Count Anton-Wolfgang of Faber-Castell and works since 2009 for an internation mamagement consulting Firm in Munich.

Saturday, September 24, 2011

A new Prince zu Fürstenberg

The first child of Prince Antonius zu Fürtenberg and his wife Matilda, née Countess Barromeo was born in the afternoon of Thursday 22. September at Turin. The happy coupolke married in June at the Isola Bella  The little boy was named Karl Anton and has a round head and dark hair. The happy new was announced yesterday at Donauscheschingen during the procession of the Riding-Festival in the presence of the happy grandmother, Fürstin Maximiliane.

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

† Prince Rasso of Bavaria


Prince Rasso of Bavaria passed way at his home at Tutzing near Lake Starberg on 12.09.2011 at the age of 85.  He was born in 1926 as youngest child of Prince Franz of Bavaria and his wife Isabella, nee Princess of Croy and a grandson of the last bavarian King Ludwig III. In the late 1930's his parents and Family lived in Hungary and only returned to Germany after 1945. In 1955 Prince Rasso married Archduchess Therese of Austria, Princess of Tuscany and had 7 children with her. 
In his private life he breeded dachshunds.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Georg Friedrich and Sophie - Wedding Day

In the morning of the Wedding Day i meet very early with Gabi and Anuschka as wehad no Press-Accredition unlike Stig, netty and Sofia. So we soon went to the church and secured us a place just outside the Entrance Gate which to  the the part of the Park sorrounding the Church. There we meet another Royal Watcher, Ingrid which we know already from other Events. Around 10h00 the first guests started to arrive among them the bride older brother, hereditary prince Alexander of Isenburg. We asked him for a pic which we good and he said"there will a come a lot more important guests". And soon the guests arrvied. Luckily for us most of the guests walked along the "Allee nach Sanssoucci" the street whch goes to the Gate. As there were also some Press-people next to us we had the luck that someof the guests also posed for us. Only some guests arrived with Cars but they had to go out of the Car before the gates. Short before 12h00 the Families arrived first the birdes mother, Fürstin Chrstine of Isenburg together with the grooms stepfatehr, Duke Friedrich August of Oldenbrug, followed by the birdes sisters Archduchess Katharina of Austria-Este with her husband Archduke Martine and Fürstin isabelle zu Wied with her husband Fürst Carl.  and some of theri children. Soon after the beaming groom arrive together with his mother, Duchess Donata of Oldenbrug and his sister, Pricness Cornelie-Cécile. And not much later a silvers Roll-Royce which belongs to a friend of the groom arrived with the birde and her father. They where the only one who drove through the gates. The bidewore a bridal gown designed by Wolfgang Joop and a heirloom Veil from the Isenbrug Family from around 1830 together with a floral tiara from the posession of the Isenbrug Family. Both tiara and Veil had also be worn by theirs sisters on their Wedding Days and are traditional worn by the Pricncesses of the Isenburg-Family on their Wedding days. Short later the Wedding Service started. As the bride is catholic and the groom protestant it was a ecumenical Service officiated by PastorJürgen Wohlrab from the "Kaiserin-Auguste Viktoria Stiftung" whiich is located at the Ölberg at jerusalem and the retitred about Coutn Joseph Henckel of Donnersmarck.  I decided not to wait until the Service had ended and together with Gabi and Ingrid  went to the Neue Kammern next to Sanssoucci Castle where the Reception after the Wedding took place. Just when we arrived there we could see the carriage which the bridal Couple would take after the Wedding Service leaving to the Church. We then secured us a good spot to watch the arrival of the bridal Couple there but unfortunately just when the Carriage arrvied some photographers took their place just before us so we hadn't a very good sight. As they carriage had arrived the Couple posed for a short moment for the photographers and then went inside. And soon after the guests started to arrive. Somea arrived in buses and Cars and others had walked through the Park. As the recpetuion would not last for to long i decided there to stay and wait until the birdal Coupkle wouldleave. Unfortunately at some point it startet to rain though not to strong. As there are 2 entrances we didn't know which one the couple would use as they had entered through the other entrance then most of the guests. We then asked the security people there and they siad "It is planed they will leave here"- Just some mintues later we some going on at the other entrance and it was the Couiple leaving. We run up and where there just in time to see the Couple driving back to their Hotels. They same did we no also and later we meet up with Anuschka, Sofia, Netty and Stig to have dinner. We originall had planned to go to the Orangerie in the evening to see the guests arrive there for the Dinner Dansart but as already in the afternoon roads where closed there we deciced not to go and stay at the Luisenplatz where some of the Hotely are in which the guests stayed. And we could see quiet a few there. The first one was Duke Franz of Bavaria, and we also saw the Fürst and Fürstin zu Castell-Castellm the Fürst and Fürstin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg and a few more. We could also stand opposide the street when the birdal Couple and their families left their Hotel and could see the birde wearing the gorgeous prussian meander tiara.

Prince Eduard and Princess Corinna of Anhalt
Archduke Georg and Archduchess Eilike of Austria
Archduchess Gabriela of Austria
Margrave Max and Margavine Valerie of Baden
Hereditary Prince Bernhard and Hereditary Princess Stephanie of Baden
Prince Leopold and Prince Michael of Baden
Prince Ludwig and Pricness Marianne of Baden
Prince Berthold, Pricness Sophioe and Princess Agalë of Baden
Duke Franz of Bavaria
Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria
Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria and Daniel Terberger
Prince Ludwig of Bavaria
Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria
Prince Laurent of Belgium
Duke Duarte and Duchess Isabel of Bragnza
Princess Monika of Hannover
Landgrave Moritz of Hesse
Fürst Karl Friedrich and Fürstin Katharina of Hohenzollern
Prince Albrecht of Hohenzollern
Prince Ferdinand and Princess Ilona of Hohenzollern
Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
Prince Hassan and Princess Sarvath of Jordan
Prince Stephan and Princess Florentine of Liechtenstein
Princess Maria Annunziatra and Princess Marie Astrid of Liechtenstein
Prince Armin and Princess Traute zurLippe
Prince Stephan and Princess Maria zur Lippe
Prince Georg amd Princess Alexandra zur Lippe-Weissenfeld
Prine Ferdinand and Princess Augsute zur Lippe-Weissenfeld
Princess Sibilla of Luxemburg 
Duchess Donata of Mecklenbrug and husband Alexander von Solodkoff
Duke Crhistian and Duchess Caroline of Oldenburg
Duke Huno and Duchess Fenita of Oldenburg with their daughters and son-in-laws
Duke Johann and Duchess Ilka of Oldenburg
Duke Konstantin of Oldenburg
Prince Jaime and Pricness Maria Carolina of Bourbon of Parma
Princess Ehrengard of Prussia 
Pricne Freidrich Wilhelm jr. and Pricness Anna Catharina of Prussia
Prince Joachim Albrecht and Pricness Viktoria Luise of Prussia
Prince Christian Ludwig and Princess Irina of Prussia
Pricness Christa of Prusssia
Prince Adalbert and Princess Eva Maria of Prussia with their 3 sons
Prince Franz Wihlelm of Prussia
Prince Franz Friedrich and Princess Susann of Prussia
Hereditary Pricne Heinrich and Hereditary Princess Johannetta Reuß
Crown Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania
Grand Duchess Maria and Grand Duke Georgi of Russia
Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditery Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Alexander and Princess Stephanie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Pricne Konrad of Saxe.Meiningen
Prince Alexander and Pricness Gisela of Saxe-Gessaphe
Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Nadja Anna zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Fürstin Benita zu Schaumbrug.Lippe
Prince Carlos and Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duke and Duchess of Castro
Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor with sons
Duke Philipp and Duchess Marie Caroline of Württemberg

and lots of memersof mediatized Houses like: Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, Schönburg-Glauchau. Leininignem, Ysenburg and Büdingen, Castell--Castell, CAstell-Rüdenhausen, solms-Laubach,. Eltz, Schönborn,.Schönborn-Wiesentheid, Wied, Erbach-Fürstenau

see my pics here

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Georg Friedrich and Sophie - pre Wedding Concert

On the occasion of the Wedding of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenbrug i made some vacation in Potsdam and later also Berlin. I arrived there on Wednesday a few ddays before the Wedding. After the arrival i meet with some Anuschka and Sofia who had also arrived on this morning.  We visited as first the Friedenskirche the location for the upcoming Wedding as this was the first days it was open to the  public. As we had seen allof it we walked back and at the Luisenplatz we spotted the bridal Coupletalking to some other people. We waited until they where ready then we asked if we could take a pic of them. 
We later continued with sightseeing on this dayand visited first Cecilienhof Castle where Crown prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie with their family lived until 1945. Afterwards we went to the Marblepalace.

One the next day we and 2 other friends wo had arrived later on Wedneday contnued with sightseeing. In the morning we walked pas the Church again where preparations for the Wedding where in full forche with flowers delivered and technical equpment beeing installed for the Live-Broadcast. After we where joined by 2 more friends we visited among others the Neue Kammern where the reception after the Wedding Service ws to take plac and the Orangerie the site for the Gala-Dinner in the eveing. After we had vistied Sanssoucci Castle we walked across the street behind it. suddenly a car stopped for ashortmoment and 2 eople waved out and Said "Hello how are you" and then drove away. We only then realized that it had been the bridal Couple.

On thext day Friday we all together drove in the morning to Berlin where we visited Charlottenburg Castle and it's Gardens. After having somerest we made our Way to the Gendarmenmarkt to secure the best places there. Ast there wasno official Press-Accredition for this Event we could stand in the first row just a few metres opposde the stairs leading to the Concerthouse. There annual Benefit Concert for the "Princess Kira of Prussia foundation" tookplace. This Event takes usually place every Septemberg at Hohenzollern Castle. But in this year it was decided that on the occasion of the WEdding this should tkae place as a pre-Wedding Event in Berlin.The first guests arrived at around 18h00 local time. On of the first to arrive was the bridal Couple who posed on the staris for the gathered Press  Short later Sophie's parents Fürst Franz Alexander and Fürstin Christine arrived together with their younger son Prince Victor. Most of the around 1000 guests arrived with busses and had to walk to the Concert Hall. 
More pics of the guests here:

Wedding at Schleiz

On Saturday 03.09.2011 the Bergkirche at Schleiz saw a noble Wedding when Princess Benigna Reuß married there the spanish noble Oscar de Ascou y Planes. Although both the bridal couple is catholic it was their wish to marry at the Berkirche at Schleiz which is a protestant Chruch as it has many connections to the Family of the  bride. After the Wedding Service which lasted for around 2 hours a reception took place at the Summer Plaace at Greiz.

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Wedding in the House of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein

The civil Wedding of Princess Alice zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein and Prince Christian zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg took place on 26.08.2011 at Schrizberg. prince Alice is the oldst daughter of Fürst Ferdinand zu Hohenlohe-Bartenstein and his wife Franziska, née Princess zu Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg. The groom is a son of Prince Peter zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his wife Judith, née Mártonffy-Dudutz. The religious Wedding as planned for 27. August but had to be postponed because the mother of the bride has becomen seriously ill.