Wedding of Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Braganaça

  October 17, 2009 at 2:25 pm by

Yesterday evening, on 16 October 2009 in Rio de Janeiro, the wedding was celebrated between Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and HRH Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Bragança.

The wedding took place at 7.30pm in the Imperial Irmandade de Nossa Senhora da Gloria do Outeiro, a church in Rio where several royal weddings of the members of the Brazilian Imperial Family took place, included the one of the parents of the bride, thirty-four years ago. A reception followed the ceremony in the Imperial Palace of Rio.

View the image at ANP

The list of the guests is quite impressive, since a lot of European and Brazilian royals and aristocrats were expected to attend the wedding; among them, several uncles and aunts of the bride: HIH Prince Dom Luiz d’Orleans-Bragança, Head of the Imperial Family, Prince Dom Antonio and Princess Dona Cristina d’Orleans-Bragança, Prince Michel and Princess Eleonore de Ligne; Prince Dom Duarte Pio and Princess Dona Isabel of Portugal, Duke and Duchess of Bragança; Prince Jean d’Orleans, Duke of Vendome; Prince Luitpold of Bavaria; Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Parma, Count of Bardi, and his sister Princess Maria Carolina, Marchioness of Sala; Fürst Jost-Christian zu Stolberg-Stolberg and other members of his family; members of the most prominent Belgian noble families, like Merode and Arenberg.

The groom, Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg, is the oldest of the five children of Count Franz and Countess Jacqueline, née Florin de Duikinberg; he was born in Frankfurt in 1974. Now he lives in Bruxelles, where he works in the financial field.

The bride, Princess Isabel d’Orleans-Bragança, is the 31-years-old eldest daughter of Prince Dom Fernando d’Orleans-Bragança and his wife Princess Maria de Graça, née Baere de Aranjo; due to the morganatic marriage of her parents and the renounce of her father to his rights to the Brazilian throne, Isabel is not considered as a dynast into the Brazilian Imperial Family.

Now, the newlyweds will live in Bruxelles, where Alexander already lives and works.

To know more about this wedding, please read this thread.

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