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Prince Casimir zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn Is Engaged

  June 23, 2017 at 9:55 am by

Engagement news from the House of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn: 41-year-old Prince Casimir is engaged to his model girlfriend of two years, Alana Bunte. The Prince is the third child of Alexander, Fürst zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and his wife Gabriela. Ms Bunte, 26, is of American-Colombian descent and works as a model. She also has a degree in art and design from Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London. The couple plan on marrying in Sayn … Continue reading

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Death of Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg

  June 14, 2017 at 4:11 am by

Duchess Margarethe of Württemberg, a first cousin of the former King Simeon of Bulgaria, passed away on June 10. The Duchess was the eldest daughter of Duke Albrecht Eugen of Württemberg and Princess Nadezhda of Bulgaria, herself the daughter of Ferdinand I of Bulgaria. Margarethe was born in November 1928. She married the Viscount François Luce Bailly de Chevigny in 1970. She had a son in 1962 with Robin Grinnell-Milne de la Lanne-Mirrlees. Her funeral … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Neuschwanstein Castle

  June 11, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Neuschwanstein above the village of Hohenschwangau Location: Hohenschwangau, Bavaria, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1868-1892 Architect: Eduard Riedel Commissioned By: Ludwig II of Bavaria Style: Romanesque Revival Rooms: 15 Current Owner: Bayerische Verwaltung der staatlichen Schlösser, Gärten und Seen for the Bavarian State Current Use: Tourist attraction Fun Fact: Despite the large amount of time and money Ludwig III spent on the Castle’s construction, he only spent eleven nights there before he died A full list of … Continue reading

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On This Day: Mary of Teck, Future British Queen, Is Born

  May 26, 2017 at 7:00 am by

150 years ago, a Princess was born at Kensington Palace – Victoria Mary of Teck. Her father was a German Prince who later became the Duke of Teck, while her mother was a granddaughter of the British King George III. May, as she was known, would bring her family back into the main line of the British Royal Family through her marriage to a future British King. Princess May spent … Continue reading

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175 Years Since Christian Married Louise: Their Descendants Today

  May 26, 2017 at 6:00 am by

On May 26, 1842 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, Prince Christian of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg married Princess Louise of Hesse-Kassel. They would become King and Queen of Denmark in 1863, and Louise was successful in making glittering matches for the couple’s six children that links them to almost all of Europe’s reigning royal houses. To mark the 175th anniversary of this wedding, we have put together an overview of the descendants – both … Continue reading

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Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Announces Divorce

  May 18, 2017 at 10:32 am by

A press release from the Danish Royal Court has this morning announced that Princess Alexandra zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and her husband, Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, have made the decision to divorce. “It’s an incredibly difficult decision. We have known each other for 30 years, but have come to a point where we must acknowledge that we have grown apart. We end our marriage, but stay together in parenthood. The whole family, … Continue reading

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Diamond Tiara Stolen From The Badisches Landesmuesum

  May 8, 2017 at 8:19 pm by

A diamond tiara with an estimated value of €1.2million was stolen over a week ago from the Badisches Landesmuseum in Karlsruhe, Germany. It belonged to Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden (1864-1952), born a Princess of Nassau, wife of the last reigning Grand Duke of Baden. The tiara, featuring over 360 diamonds set in gold and platinum, was displayed in the ‘Schloss und Hof’ exhibition of the museum, which is located in the Karlsruhe … Continue reading

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Royals at the 2017 Met Gala in New York

  May 2, 2017 at 10:48 pm by

Joining the who’s-who of Hollywood scene, Princess Elisabeth von Thurn und Taxis attended the 2017 Met Gala at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York yesterday. Wearing a belted dusty rose coat with floral embellishments designed by Simone Rocha, the Princess walked the beige carpet alongside celebrities such as Gisele Bündchen, Madonna, and The Crown‘s Claire Foy and Matt Smith. Also attending the big event was Princess Talita von Fürstenberg, who – … Continue reading

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A Civil Wedding In Amorbach Unites A Leiningen and A Prussian

  April 29, 2017 at 6:19 pm by

The civil wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand zu Leiningen and Viktoria Luise Prizessin von Preussen took place on the morning of Saturday April 29, at the refectory of the Leiningen family’s palace in Amorbach. Following the ceremony presided over by the Mayor of Amorbach, Peter Schmitt, a small reception was held for guests in the Palace’s Green Hall. Hereditary Prince Ferdinand is the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Leiningen and … Continue reading

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Prince Christian of Hanover Engaged To Peruvian Girlfriend

  April 28, 2017 at 6:58 am by

Prince Christian of Hanover is engaged to his long-time girlfriend, Alessandra de Osma according to reports in the German media. The couple have been together since at least 2011, and live together in Madrid. The Prince is the younger son of Prince Ernst August V of Hanover and his first wife Chantal Hochuli. Ms de Osma comes from a wealthy Peruvian family, has studied law and worked as a model. Christian and … Continue reading

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Prince Heinrich of Bavaria Marries Henriette Gruse

  April 23, 2017 at 3:01 am by

Prince Heinrich of Bavaria, second son of Prince Luitpold, married his fiancée Henriette Gruse on Saturday at the Kloster Andechs in Andechs, southern Bavaria. The bride wore a wedding gown of lace with a sweetheart neckline, and a diamond and sapphire floral tiara which went perfectly with the white and blue colour scheme of the wedding. Among the guests were members of the Bavarian royal family, the Count von Toerring-Jettenbach and the Duchess … Continue reading

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Princess Benedikte Returns To Work After Prince Richard’s Death

  April 20, 2017 at 2:39 pm by

Princess Benedikte of Denmark has returned to official engagements following the death of her husband, Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, last month. She attended a board meeting of the Queen Ingrid Honorary Grant at the restaurant Nimb in Tivoli on Thursday. It was attended by five other members of the board. The meeting was the Princess’s first public engagement since Prince Richard’s death on March 14.

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On This Day: A Future Greek Queen Is Born

  April 18, 2017 at 5:00 am by

One century ago, a baby Princess was born in the German town of Blankenburg am Harz to the Duke and Duchess of Brunswick. She was named Frederica, and forty years later, would become the Queen Consort of the Hellenes. Princess Frederica, whose full name was Friederike Luise Thyra Victoria Margarita Sophia Olga Cecilia Isabella Christa, was the only daughter of Ernst August, Duke of Brunswick and Head of the House of Hanover, and his … Continue reading

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On This Day: Death of Alexandra, Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

  April 16, 2017 at 7:00 am by

The Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, born Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, died seventy-five years ago on April 16, 1942 at the age of 63. She died in Schwäbisch Hall where the Hohenlohe-Langenburg family has its main residence, Schloss Langenburg. It was here, in the family cemetery, the Princess was laid to rest. Princess Alexandra is one of the lesser-known daughters of Alfred, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (second son of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom) … Continue reading

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Prince Richard Farewelled In Bad Berleburg

  March 21, 2017 at 4:16 pm by

Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittengenstein-Berleburg was today farewelled in a funeral service at Bad Berleburg’s Evangelische Stadtkirche. His widow, Princess Benedikte, lead mourners from Denmark, Greece, Sweden, Norway, The Netherlands, Jordan and Germany’s noble families. The day began with the transfer of the late Prince’s casket from Schloss Berleburg to the church. His wife, daughters, eldest grandchildren and siblings watched the ceremony from the Palace forecourt, as his only son – … Continue reading

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A Quite Royal Engagement: Leiningen and Prussian Descendants To Marry

  March 19, 2017 at 6:15 pm by

As reported by Royal Musings earlier today, the engagement between Ferdinand, the Hereditary Prince zu Leiningen, and Viktoria Luise Prinzessin von Preussen has recently been announced. The groom is the elder son of Andreas, Prince of Leiningen and Princess Alexandra of Hanover. The bride is the only daughter of Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia (d. 2015) and his second wife Ehrengard von Reden. Both are descendants of the British Queen … Continue reading

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Palace Profile: Charlottenburg Palace

  March 19, 2017 at 5:00 am by

A view of Charlottenburg Palace from the gardens Location: Charlottenburg, Berlin, Federal Republic of Germany Built: 1695-1713 Architect: Johann Arnold Nering (original Palace), Johann Friedrich von Mosander (expansion) Commissioned By: Sophia Charlotte of Hanover, Queen of Prussia (original Palace), Friedrich I of Prussia (expansion) Style: Baroque, Rococo On The Palace Grounds: Orangery, Gardens, Palace Chapel, Mausoleum, ‘Belvedere’ Tea House, statue of ‘The Great Elector’ – Friedrich Wilhelm, Elector of Brandenburg Current Owner: Stiftung Preußische Schlösser und Gärten … Continue reading

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Beatrice Borromeo Makes First Official Appearance Since Birth of Baby Stefano

  March 18, 2017 at 11:06 pm by

She may have given birth to her first child, son Stefano, just three weeks ago, but Beatrice Borromeo looked lovely in a navy sequinned evening gown as she stepped out this evening to support the Princess Grace Foundation at the 63rd Annual Bal de la Rose. Beatrice joined her husband, Pierre Casiraghi, and his mother and sister, Princess Caroline and Charlotte Casiraghi (who was wearing a dress borrowed from her mother), for … Continue reading

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A Soccer Outing For Monaco’s Sovereign Prince & His Nephews

  March 15, 2017 at 8:03 pm by

Prince Albert II of Monaco was joined by two of his nephews on Wednesday at Fontvieille’s Stade Louis II for the second leg of the UEFA Champions League Round 16 match between Monaco and Manchester City. The Prince, new father Pierre Casiraghi and Louis Ducruet ended the match jubilantly, as the home team scored a late goal to seal a victory on away-goals and move them into the next round. The … Continue reading

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Funeral of Prince Richard Scheduled For March 21 in Bad Berleburg

  March 15, 2017 at 7:19 pm by

The funeral of Richard, 6th Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg will take place on Tuesday March 21, it has been confirmed by his family. It will be held at the Evangelische Stadtkirche in Bad Berleburg, the Prince’s hometown.  The service will be led by the Church’s pastor, Claudia Latzel-Binder. Prince Richard’s son-in-law, Alexander Johannsmann, husband of Princess Nathalie, confirmed to Billed-Bladet that the funeral will begin at 2pm. The Prince, who died at the age of 82 … Continue reading

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