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Old 01-29-2009, 12:24 AM
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I see some resemblance of Sofia to her second cousin, actress Catherine Oxenberg.
All Photos of Catherine Oxenberg
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Old 04-04-2009, 12:14 AM
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the bride is beautiful....love her eyes...but why does evryone look so stiff

It's possible that there was some tension in the air due to the fact that the bride was pregnant. The couple has gone on to have a beautiful family with three children -- two boys (Maximilian & Alexis) and a girl (Larissa).
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I think the bride is very beautiful
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Why did she ask her mother for permission during the wedding?
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Old 05-10-2009, 06:36 AM
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Maybe a family tradition? But in this case it would be strange, since usually this kind of permission is asked to the father...
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Old 05-16-2009, 01:21 PM
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I believe that along with Katharina , A.D Sofia is one of the most beautiful of princesses from the Habsburg clan.
As for them being stiff because she was pregnant at the time, if that was the norm very few guests would be smiling these days when attending weddings.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:20 PM
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You mean Catharina, daughter of Archduke Rudolf and Archduchess Anna Gabriele? If so, I agree with you about her and Sophie, but I would add also Archduchess Marie Christine, now Countess Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum, who also is very pretty in my opinion.
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Old 05-16-2009, 02:42 PM
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You mean Catharina, daughter of Archduke Rudolf and Archduchess Anna Gabriele? If so, I agree with you about her and Sophie, but I would add also Archduchess Marie Christine, now Countess Rodolphe de Limburg-Stirum, who also is very pretty in my opinion.
Yes thank you. I mispelled her name. It is Catharina. I was still at the previous generation so to speak. The young A D Marie Christine is also a beautiful aristocratic young lady.
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Old 07-11-2009, 04:37 PM
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This is a beautiful wedding. Just like a royal wedding should be. I think the fashions of the 1980's suited royalty all the big gowns. Are there anymore pictures of the guests ?
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I have a question about the bride's sister, Archduchess Elisabeth, mentioned earlier in this thread.

I saw a picture of Elisabeth's wedding in 1982 that said she died in 1983 of a brain tumor.

Her groom had no title and I was curious:

Did her family know she had the tumor when she married?
Was it a case of, she is dying so let's let her have some happiness and forget tradition?
I just wondered because I thought that many of the aristocrats married other aristocrats.
Did she marry this guy and move to Australia? It seems such a distance from Austria...

If this is true, how romantic that she was allowed to marry the man she loved and find joy...

Can you tell I have read WAY too many romance novels in my day??? Sigh...

Thanks in advance for your help.

Tenngirl

PS I didn't mean to hijack the thread-if someone can point me to a website with the info, I would be thrilled!
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I have seen only one picture of Archduchess Elisabeth, and I guess you are referring to this picture;
I don't know what happened and in which circoumstances the wedding happened, but I have an idea coming from an impression that I've had watching the image I've posted before.
My impression is that Elisabeth was sitting on a wheelchair, although no wheelchairs are clearly visible in the photo.
That makes me think that she was already ill, and that her family already knew her illness.
But, as I have previously said, this is only a speculation of mine based on an impression of mine.
Btw, Elisabeth was really a beautiful woman...it's a pity she has died so young and in a so tragic way...
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MAFan,

Thanks for your response. That was the picture I was thinking of but I didn't realize she might have been in a wheelchair.

What a tragedy, I think she died (if I figured correctly) at 26!

She was a beautiful girl who looked great on her wedding day, I don't think she looks sick at all.

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I mean: she was surely sat, this is easily understandable; but the back of her wedding gown is somehow "higher", over her own shoulders, and this doesn't happen if one is "normally" sat; moreover, in the lower left corner there is something grey, like the sleeve of the dress of someone carrying the wheelchair: the height of the supposed hand of the carrier correspond with the height of the "handles" of a wheelchair...
I repeat: this is only an impression of mine, nothing sure.
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The link below contains a lovely report in NetR about the family history of the Russian fringe tiara worn by Archduchess Sophie of Habsburg on the day of her marriage. (Thank you, Rgine).

The tiara descended in the female line from:

1. Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna of Russia, wife of Prince Nicholas of Greece, to
2. her daughter Princess Elisabeth of Greece, who wore it when she married Count Karl Theodor of Toerring-Jettenbach (of the mediatized family), who in turn gave it to
3. her daughter Hlne (Sophie's mother), who wore it on her wedding to Sophie's father, Archduke Ferdinand of Austria.
4. Finally, Sophie wore it on the day she married Prince Mariano-Hugo of Windisch-Graetz.

Here are photos of each succeeding generation of brides:

Un diadème transmis de génération en génération | Noblesse & Royautés


Perhaps Sophie and Mariano-Hugo's daughter, Larissa, will wear it when she marries!
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