Friday, June 7, 2013

Funeral of Landgrave Moritz of Hesse

On Monday 03.06.2013 at 12h00 local time the funeral Service for the late Landgrave Moritz of Hesse took place at the Johannes church at Kronberg. Early in the morning i had meet with a friedn and together we drove to Kronmberg. Unfortunately due to a heavy accident the highway was completely blocked and we haid to wait for about 45 mins befroe we could drive further. Due to this we arrived at Kronberg only areound 1 hour before the Service was to start. Butas there where not to many people there we could still geta good spot opposide the church where also meet another woman we have often meet at Royal Events. Some of the guests arrived on feet among them the Fürst and Fürstin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn or Fürst Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe. But then big busses arrived with guests who stopped direct before the church so we could not see the people inside. In one of them we could see Queen Sofia of Spain and her brother King Constantine II. of Greece seating in the front.  The Service was held by the the deputy President of the Evanglical church in Hesse and Hassau (EKHN) Ulrike Scherf. The Service was broadcasted over speakers outside so the Public could follow it. Some people outside where leaving during the Serive so we looked for a better place just opposide the entrance door to the Church. After the Service had ended the coffin was in a proccesion carried to the old Castle Kronberg followed by all the Guest on feet. . We then had a look in the church but as there where many people inside we decied to first to go to the Castle and come back later.  Just as we arrived at the Castle we could see the new Landgrave Donatus and his wife Floria and their children leaving, followed by his mother Princess Tatiana with her daughter Princess Mafalda and then Prince Philipp with his wife Laetizia and son Tito. Then in an almost endless procession all the guests left the Castle and walked to the Castle Hotel Friedrichshof. After all of them had left the public was allowed into the Castle area where the coffin with the deceased was standing before the Castle Chapel.
Among the 500 invited guests where a lot or Royals and nobles: 

Margrave Max and Margravine Valerie of Baden
Hereditary Prince Bernhard and Hereditary Princess Stephanie of Baden
Prince Michael of Baden
Prince Ludwig and Princess Marianne of Baden
Duke Franz of Bavaria 
Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria and husband Daniel Terberger
King Simeon II. of Bulgaria
Fürst Johann Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Raimund zu Erbach-Fürstenau
Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hannover
Princess Alexandra of Hannover
Princess Monika of Hannover
King Konstantine II. of the Hellenes
Fürst Philipp and Fürstin Saskia zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Hereditary Prince Kraft Hereditary Princess Carolin zu Hohenlohe-Oehringen
Fürst Karl Friedrich and Fürstin Katharina of Hohenzollern
Elisabeth Janssens de Balkany
Fürstin Alexandra zu Leiningen
Prince Karl-Emich and Princess Isabelle zu Leiningen
Prince Armin and Princess Traute zur Lippe
Prince Stephan and Princess Maria zur Lippe 
Duchess Donata zu Mecklenburg and  son Niklot von Solodkoff
Fürst Albrecht zu Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
Count Marcus and Countess Annabelle von Oeynhausen-Sierstorpff
Duchess Edwina zu Mecklenburg and husband Konrad von Posern
Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia
Duke Vittorio Emanuele of Savoy
Pricne Alexander of Saxony, Margrave of Meißen
Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Hereditary Prine Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Konrad of Saxe-Meiningen
Prince Michael and Princess Dagmar of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Princess Benedikte of Denmark
Pricne Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Carina Axelson
Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Count Jefferson of Pfeil and Klein-Ellguth
Princess Nathalie zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Prince Robin and Princess Marie-Christine zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Gabriela zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
Hereditary Prince Heinrich and Hereditary Princess Priscilla zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
Fürst Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Prince Christoph and Prince Elisabeth of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Duchess Marie-Alix of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg
Count Alexander and Countess Irina of Schönburg-Glauchau
Fürst Philipp Reinhard and Fürstin Marie zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich
Count Karl zu Solms-Laubach
Countess Madeleine zu Solms-Laubach
Count Gustav zu Solms-Laubach
Count Friedrich zu Solms-Laubach
Queen Sofia of Spain
Fürstin Marie zu Stolberg-Wernigerode
Count Hans Veit zu Toerring-Jettenbach
Hereditary Count Ignatz  Toerring-Jettenbach
Fürst Wittekind zu Waldeck and Pyrmont
Duke Carl of Württemberg
Duke Friedrich of Württemberg
Duke Philipp and Duchess Marie Caroline of Württemberg
Fürst Wolfgang Ernst zu Ysenburg and Büdingen