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Old 05-11-2015, 03:08 PM
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Archduchess Elmerice of Austria and Mr Alexander Fairfax

https://ru-royalty.livejournal.com/2977078.html

The above post by karinna_87 contains photos of the wedding, which took place in early May. The photos are taken from Bunte. The link to the photogallery is provided in the post.

More detailed information about the couple could be found on royalmusings.
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Old 05-11-2015, 03:29 PM
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Bunte also has an article on it:

Elmerice von Habsburg-Lothringen: Liebes-Hochzeit im Schloss | BUNTE.de

It seems that the bride belongs to the Tuscan branch of the Habsburg family. Her grandfather AD Heinrich married morganatically and her father and his siblings were styled as counts of Habsburg-Lotharingen.

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Old 05-11-2015, 05:43 PM
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Her father uses Archduke title:

"Mr A.T.D. Fairfax and Archduchess Elmerice of Austria
.—The engagement is announced between Alexander, son of the Hon Hugh and Mrs Fairfax, and Elmerice, daughter of Archduke and Archduchess Christoph of Austria"
Mr A.T.D. Fairfax and - Engagements Announcements - Telegraph Announcements
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Bunte also has an article on it:

Elmerice von Habsburg-Lothringen: Liebes-Hochzeit im Schloss | BUNTE.de

It seems that the bride belongs to the Tuscan branch of the Habsburg family. Her grandfather AD Heinrich married morganatically and her father and his siblings were styled as counts of Habsburg-Lotharingen.

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Very original wedding cake - in the shape of castle.
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Old 05-12-2015, 07:25 AM
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The big thing on the cake is not a castle, it is the Tower Bridge in London, symbolizing the groom’s home. The smaller building on the cake is symbolizing the family home of the bride’s family, the „Salzburgerhof“ in St. Andrä, Austria.

According to the article the bridal gown is by Austrian firm Doren. They say that she decided againt wearing the family tiara because it didn't fit with the design of the gown, instead she wore her mother's topaz earrings.
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Old 05-12-2015, 10:55 AM
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Thanks for clarifying about the tiara. The cake is enormous.
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I'm curious to know more about that family tiara because I don't know about a tiara in that branch of the family. Maybe it will be seen when her brother Ferdinand Karl marries later this year?


Have there been pictures of the guests? I wonder which Habsburgs were present.
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Old 05-12-2015, 11:29 AM
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There was a short clip about the wedding last week on ORF. Maybe it is still online then I will post a link. Elmerice is apparently a Countess of Habsburg-Lothringen and not an Archduchess of Austria so the title of the thread is not correct. But there was a very nice interview with her in the wedding clip and I have to say she really is a sweetheart. :-)
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:10 PM
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It is indeed a Countess. The branch of the family descends from a morganatic marriage of her great-grandfather:

Heinrich von Habsburg-Lothringen-Toskana, Erzherzog von Österreich (1878-1969)
x Karolina Ludescher (1883-1981)
= Heinrich

Heinrich Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen (1908-1968)
x Helvig Schütte (1910-1990)
= Christoph

Christoph Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen (1944)
x Ebba von Mohrenschild (1949)
= Elmerice

Elmerice Gräfin von Habsburg-Lothringen (1984)
x Alexander Fairfax
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Apparently Archduke Karl has reinstated all of the morgantaic branches of the Habsburg Family (with the exception of hte meran and Hohenberg branches) to the Titles Archduke/Archduchess. But there is no clear Information when this happened and not all of them are using the Archduke/Archduchess titles.
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@Stefan yes I have heard those rumours about the morganatic branches too though I am not sure whether it's true.
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@Stefan yes I have heard those rumours about the morganatic branches too though I am not sure whether it's true.
If i remember rtight when last year Archduchess Magdalena married (whop should also be a Countess of Habsburg-Lothringen) there whre some pics of a guest list or place Cards in the Church and on it members of the Family where referred to as Archdukee/Archduchess who where orginally Count/Countess.
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I haven't heard of Archduchess Elmerice before, but I looked at the photos and she appears to be quite likeable.

How is she related to Archduke Karl?
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I haven't heard of Archduchess Elmerice before, but I looked at the photos and she appears to be quite likeable.

How is she related to Archduke Karl?
They are far-away related. Archduke Karl of Austria, the present head of the House of Habsburg and Countess Elmerice both Emperor Leopold II as an ancestor.

Leopold II von Habsburg-Lothringen, Emperor of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany
x María Luisa de Bourbon, Infanta de Espańa
= Franz von Habsburg-Lothringen

Franz I von Habsburg-Lothringen, Emperor of Austria
x Maria Theresia de Bourbon, Princess of the Two Sicilies
= Franz Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen

Franz-Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria
x Sophie Friederike, Princess of Bavaria
= Karl Ludwig von Habsburg-Lothringen

Karl Ludwig von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria
x Maria Annunciata de Bourbon, Princess of the Two Sicilies
= Otto Franz Joseph von Habsburg-Lothringen

Otto Franz Joseph von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria
x Maria Josepha, Princess of Sachsen
= Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen

Karl I von Habsburg-Lothringen, Emperor of Austria
x Zita de Bourbon, Princess of Parma
= Otto von Habsburg-Lothringen

Otto von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria
x Regina, Princess of Sachsen-Meiningen
= Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen

Karl von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria
x Francesca, Baroness Thyssen-Bornemisza de Kászon
= Ferdinand von Habsburg Lothringen

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Leopold II von Habsburg-Lothringen, Emperor of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany
x María Luisa de Borbón, Infanta de Espańa
= Ferdinand von Habsburg-Lothringen

Ferdinand III von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany
x Luisa de Borbón-Dos Sicilias
= Leopold II von Habsburg-Lothringen

Leopold II von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Grand Duke of Tuscany
x María Antonia de Borbón-Dos Sicilias
= Heinrich von Habsburg-Lothringen

Heinrich von Habsburg-Lothringen, Archduke of Austria, Prince of Tuscany (1878-1969)
x Karolina Ludescher (1883-1981)
= Heinrich von Habsburg-Lothringen

Heinrich Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen (1908-1968)
x Helvig Schütte (1910-1990)
= Christoph

Christoph Graf von Habsburg-Lothringen (1944)
x Ebba von Mohrenschild (1949)
= Elmerice

Elmerice Gräfin von Habsburg-Lothringen (1984)
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Congratulatıons yo the couple
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