Category Archives: Albanian Royals

A Royal Wedding in Tirana as Prince Leka Marries Long-Time Love

  October 8, 2016 at 9:10 pm by

The Head of the House of Zogu, Crown Prince Leka II of Albania, married his fiancee of many years, Elia Zahari, in a civil ceremony at the Royal Palace in Tirana today. Conducting the ceremony was the Mayor of Tirana, Erion Veliaj, before leaders from Albania’s religious communities provided blessings to Leka and Elia as per tradition to promote religious tolerance and harmony within the country. The bride wore a silk … Continue reading

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Prince Leka of Albania Announces Wedding Date

  March 18, 2016 at 8:20 am by

Prince Leka of Albania, the head of the House of Zogu, the final ruling house of Albania, has announced that he will marry his long-time fiancé Elia Zaharia on October 8. The announcement took place last night at the Cercle de l’Union Interalliée in Paris, during a meeting that included the Albanian Ambassador to France, Dritan Tola, and journalists Stephane Bern and Frederic Mitterrand. Leka and Elia, who were engaged in … Continue reading

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Drinking and Dining for Charity

  March 14, 2016 at 10:34 am by

Princess Léa of Belgium, widow of Prince Alexandre, organised a charity dinner in Brussels city hall to raise money for her and her late husband’s foundation. The money that was raised during the dinner benifits a project of the  ‘Prince et Princesse Alexandre de Belgique’ foundation. The project will help the blind people of Belgium. The dinner wasn’t only attended by Princess Léa. Also present were Princess Maria Gabriella of … Continue reading

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Thousands Gather for King Zog of Albania’s Re-Burial

  November 19, 2012 at 10:37 am by

Over 3,000 Albanians turned out on Saturday to pay their final respects to the late King Zog I of Albania, whose remains were re-buried with state honours after their repatriation from France. They arrived in the international airport of the Albanian capital, Tirana, where they were greeted by family members and officials, including Prince Leka (the King’s grandson) and his fiancée. The King was interred in a newly built Royal … Continue reading

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Death of Crown Prince Leka aka Leka I, King of the Albanians

  November 30, 2011 at 9:14 am by

Crown Prince Leka,aka Leka I, King of the Albanians, died today, 30 November 2011. Crown Prince Leka lost his wife, née Susan Cullen-Ward, in 2004. Their son, Prince Leka was born in 1982 and is engaged to Elia Zaharia. The Crown Prince died of heart and lung problems at Tirana’s Mother Teresa Hospital. The Crown Prince was the only son of King Zog of Albania, née Ahmet Muhtar, and his wife, … Continue reading

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