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MAfan 01-01-2020 06:47 AM

Engagements announcements 2020
 
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Royal and noble Engagements Announcements
in 2020.

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Biri 01-08-2020 08:40 AM

Alexander, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (b.25 December 1958) [son of Philipp-Ernst, Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe (1928-2003) & his wife Benita, nee Baroness von Tiele-Winckler (1927-2013)] got engaged to his longtime partner, Iranian pianist Mahkameh Navabi; they plan to marry on 21 September.

It will be Prince Alexander's third marriage; he was married firstly (from 1993 to 2002) to Princess Marie Louise "Lily" of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.25 September 1972) and secondly (from 2007 to 2018) to Nadja Anna Zsöks (b.20 February 1975); both these marriages ended in divorce.
By his first wife he has a son, Heinrich-Donatus (13-5-1994), by the second - two daughters: Felipa (b.1-12-2008) and Philomena (b.25-7-2011).

Sources: Royal Musings: New engagements to celebrate
Schaumburg-Lippe
Descendants of Duke Friedrich of Saxe-Altenburg

The engagement was announced between Honourable Clementina John Elphinstone (b.1989) [daughter of late James Alexander Elphinstone, 18th Baron Elphinstone (1953-1994) & his wife Willa, nee Chetwode (b.1954); now Mrs Thomas Lloyd] & Oliver Harrison [eldest son of Mr & Mrs Christopher Harrison] on 7 January.

Clementina is the youngest of four children, only daughter and last one who marries.

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
https://heinbruins.nl/BowesLyon.html

Empress Merel 01-09-2020 01:43 PM

Was this posted?

Princess Diana’s Niece Kitty Spencer Engaged to Much Older BF Michael Lewishttps://extratv.com/2020/01/08/weddi...michael-lewis/

True love y'all..

tausi 01-09-2020 01:59 PM

waoh! I was hoping Kitty will grow out of this relationship. Congratulations to her, if it s true love!

Biri 01-12-2020 08:24 PM

The engagement was announced between Lady Jemima Juliet Herbert (b. 4 October 1989) [fifth child and fourth daughter of the late Henry Herbert, 17th Earl of Pembroke (1939-2003) of Wilton House, Salisbury, & oldest of three daughters by his second wife Miranda Juliet, nee Oram (b. 1962)] & Hugo Patrick T. Davies (b. 1989) [eldest son of Mr Mark E.T. Davies of Admington, Warwickshire, & his wife Antonia, nee Chittenden (b. 1960)] on 10 January.

Lady Jemima is a half-sister of William Herbert, 18th Earl of Pembroke (b.1978).

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
Herbert; Earls of Pembroke, etc.

Biri 01-26-2020 05:50 PM

The engagement was announced between Benjamin Leopold Sewell (b.15 July 1990) [a descendant of Queen Victoria, son of [Charles] Percy Sewell (b. 22 December 1958) of Tysoe, co Warwick, & his wife Alice Louise Esther Margot, nee Huntington-Whiteley (born 22 July 1961)] & Alice Sarah Hobden (b. 1989) [daughter of Michael C. Hobden, of Chelsea, London, & his wife, Deborah Gillian, nee Blakeney] on 24 January.

Benjamin Sewell is a grandson of Lieutenant-Commander Sir John Huntington-Whiteley, 4th Baronet (1929-2019) & his wife Viktoria Adelheid Clementine Luise, nee Countess of Castell-Rudenhausen (b. 26 February 1935) [herself daughter of Friedrich Wolfgang Graf zu Castell-Rudenhausen (1906-1940) & his first wife Princess Caroline Matilde Ludwige Eleanor Auguste Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha (1912-1983), herself daughter of HRH Prince Charles Edward George Albert, Duke of Albany and Duke of Saxe-Coburg & Gotha [1884-1954], himself son of HRH Prince Leopold George Duncan Albert, 1st Duke of Albany (1853-1884), himselfson of HM Queen Victoria (1819-1901) &c.

Benjamin's older brother Henry (b.1988) is single.

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
Royal Musings: A QVD engagement
Eurohistory: The Most Recent QVD Engagement: Benjamin Sewell, Descendant of Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, Is Affianced To Alice Hobden
Descendants of Queen Victoria's siblings

Moonmaiden23 01-26-2020 06:37 PM

Is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley any relation to the late Sir John Huntington-Whiteley? I remember reading a while back that Rosie came from an aristocratic background...

Lumutqueen 01-26-2020 06:41 PM

Engagements announcements 2020
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Moonmaiden23 (Post 2288525)
Is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley any relation to the late Sir John Huntington-Whiteley? I remember reading a while back that Rosie came from an aristocratic background...

Google says, yes by the looks of it. Rosie’s father is current heir presumptive to the baronetcy that Sir John held. However it seems a complicated think.

Countessmeout 01-26-2020 07:12 PM

Not complicated at all.

The first baronet Herbert Huntington-Whitely had two sons. His son Herbert who became the second baronet and a son Eric. Eric was Rosie’s great grandfather.

Herbert became the second baronet and had three sons. Sir John was the youngest of his three sons. The eldest brother didn’t outlive their father and John brother Hugo was the 3rd baronet but died childless. John became baron and though he had three children, only one son. His son is single and has no children meaning currently there is no male heir in the senior branch. Making it revert when the baron dies if he remains single, to the line of the first barons second son Eric. Rosie dad is the senior male in the line.

Gawin 01-26-2020 08:27 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Moonmaiden23 (Post 2288525)
Is Rosie Huntington-Whiteley any relation to the late Sir John Huntington-Whiteley? I remember reading a while back that Rosie came from an aristocratic background...

Sir Herbert Huntington-Whitley 1st Baronet (1857-1936) > Sir Herbert Maurice 2nd Baronet (1896-1975) > Sir John Miles 4th Baronet (1929-2019)

Sir Herbert Huntington-Whitley 1st Baronet (1857-1936) > Eric Arthur (1903-1972) > Nigel Charles (1931-2008) > Charles Andrew heir to the title (1957-. ) > Rosie Alice (1987-. )

Lumutqueen 01-27-2020 02:08 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Countessmeout (Post 2288536)
Not complicated at all.


I mean there’s no need to be rude, I personally found what you wrote very complicated to understand and make sense of.

Everyone’s different, I’d respect that.

principessa 01-31-2020 01:13 PM

Vera Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga announced today her engagement to Briano dei Conti Martinoni Caleppio.

Source:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7_JkTwC5vz/

Countessmeout 01-31-2020 01:51 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by principessa (Post 2289725)
Vera Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga announced today her engagement to Briano dei Conti Martinoni Caleppio.

Source:
https://www.instagram.com/p/B7_JkTwC5vz/

Anyone not familiar Vera is a granddaughter of Amedeo, Duke of Aosta. Her mother Amedeos eldest child Princess Bianca. Vera is the second of Biancas five children with her husband Gilberto, Count Arrivabene-Valenti-Gonzaga.

Briano has aristocratic roots as well.

https://royalmusingsblogspotcom.blog...nt_31.html?m=1

Vera and her sister are well known shoe designers.

Biri 02-19-2020 07:21 AM

The engagement was announced between Simonne Alexandra Beresford [scion of the Marquesses of Waterford, daughter of Valentine Tristram de la Poer Beresford (born 1965) {himself son of Patrick Tristram de la Poer of Dorchester, Dorset (b.1934) {{himself younger son of John Charles de la Poer, 7th Marquess of Waterford (1901-1934) & his wife Juliet Mary Lindsay (1904-1987)}} & his former wife Julia Williamson}& his wife Evelyne, nee Hoskin] & Christopher Neil Carter [younger son of Mr & Mrs Neil Carter, of Merton, co Oxford] on 19 February.

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
Beresford; Power; de la Poer

Countess Madeleine Douglas (b.1987) [younger daughter of Count Richard Douglas (b.1952) & his first wife Amrita Ghosh (b.1951)] got engaged to Phillip Matthew Mayer this year.

Madeleine's only sister Anna-Christina (b.1981) is married to John Blackburn since 2017; they have twins Alexandra & John William (b.2018).

Source: https://heinbruins.nl/Ludwig.html

Biri 02-25-2020 08:21 PM

The engagement was announced between Hermione Mary Wemyss (b. 23 April 1982) [elder daughter of Michael James Wemyss, younger of that Ilk (b.1947), of Wemyss Castle, Fife, & his wife Charlotte Mary, nee Bristowe] & Martin Edward Drake [son of the late Mr Raymond Drake and Mrs Drake, of Ladythorpe Farm, Askern, Doncaster, South Yorkshire] on 26 February.

Hermione's grandfather David Wemyss of that Ilk, Chief of that clan (1920-2005) married Lady Jean Christian Bruce (b.1923) [daughter of Edward James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine (1881-1968)].

Hermione's great-grandfather, Michael John Erskine Wemyss of that Ilk (1888-1982) married Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet Cavendish-Bentinck (1890-1994) cousin of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and daughter of the 6th Duke of Portland (1857-1943), &c.

Hermione was previously married (from 2006 to 2013) to Thomas Richard Bell; they divorced.
She has two children by her former husband.

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
Wemyss & March

Countessmeout 02-25-2020 09:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Biri (Post 2296259)
The engagement was announced between Hermione Mary Wemyss (b. 23 April 1982) [elder daughter of Michael James Wemyss, younger of that Ilk (b.1947), of Wemyss Castle, Fife, & his wife Charlotte Mary, nee Bristowe] & Martin Edward Drake [son of the late Mr Raymond Drake and Mrs Drake, of Ladythorpe Farm, Askern, Doncaster, South Yorkshire] on 26 February.

Hermione's grandfather David Wemyss of that Ilk, Chief of that clan (1920-2005) married Lady Jean Christian Bruce (b.1923) [daughter of Edward James Bruce, Earl of Elgin and Kincardine (1881-1968)].

Hermione's great-grandfather, Michael John Erskine Wemyss of that Ilk (1888-1982) married Lady Victoria Alexandrina Violet Cavendish-Bentinck (1890-1994) cousin of HM Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother, and daughter of the 6th Duke of Portland (1857-1943), &c.

Hermione was previously married to Thomas Richard Bell; they reportedly divorced.
According to her Instagram, she has two children.

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
Wemyss & March

Lady Victoria was also the last surviving godchild of Queen Victoria.

Lady Victoria's grandfather Arthur and the Queen Mums maternal grandfather Charles were brothers, grandsons of the 3rd Duke of Portland. Their father was a younger brother of the 4th Duke and uncle of the 5th Duke. The 5th Duke had no children or living brothers/nephews. The Queen mums grandfather was his elder uncle but was deceased and had no sons. So the title passed to Arthur's eldest son William, Victoria's father.

The current Earl of Elgin is Hermiones great uncle, Jeans younger brother.

Biri 03-05-2020 07:07 PM

The engagement was announced between Thomas David Astor (b. 1987), scion of the Barons Astor of Hever [son of [George] David Astor (b. 1958) of Ashbury, Wiltshire & his late wife Marianne Piroska Julia Leche (1958-2019)] & Lucy India Clare Ponsonby (b. 1991), scion of the Ponsonby baronets (daughter of Luke Arthur Ponsonby (b.1957) of Ledwell, co Oxford & his wife Nicola,nee Guy) on 5 March.

Tom Astor is a great-grandson of the 1st Baron Astor of Hever (1886-1971).

Lucy Ponsonby is a granddaughter maternally of General Sir Roland Guy, GCB (1928-2005) and a granddaughter paternally of Sir Ashley Charles Gibbs Ponsonby, 2nd Baronet (1921-2010).

Lucy is a great-granddaughter of the 6th Marquess of Ormonde (1893-1971).

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
Ponsonby

Biri 03-07-2020 04:08 AM

The engagement was announced between Fenella Boyle (b. 1982) [scion of the Earls of Shannon, daughter of David Spencer Boyle (b. 1942) of Duns Tew, Oxfordshire & his wife Melanie Georgiana, nee Foster] & Dr Florian Urmetzer [son of Mr & Mrs Ludwig Urmetzer of Bad Krozingen, Germany] on 7 March.

Fenella Boyle is a great-great granddaughter of Henry Bentinck Boyle, 5th Earl of Shannon (1833-1890).

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
Cork & Orerry; Shannon; Boyle

Biri 03-12-2020 11:38 AM

The engagement was announced between Camilla Mary Watts (b. 1984) [daughter of Franklin Richard [Frank] Watts & his wife Katharine Mary, nee Lady Egerton (b. 1942) scion of the Earls of Ellesmere and Dukes of Sutherland] & James Owain Faulkner Amoore (b. 1985) [younger son of Captain Robin Miles Amoore (b.1946) & his wife Sally Frances, nee Hartland-Mahon, scion of the Mahon landed family] on 27 February.

James Amoore is a grandson maternally of Lieutenant-Colonel Richard Wellesley Marcus Hartland-Mahon, MC (1916-1976) & his wife [Frances Mary] Margaret, nee Poole (1918-2011), a great-niece of the writer Lewis Carroll.

Camilla Watts is a niece of Francis Ronald Egerton, the 7th Duke of Sutherland (b.1940).

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
Sutherland

Biri 03-28-2020 08:07 PM

The engagement was announced between Louisa Judith Whitworth (b. 1984) [daughter of the Prebendary Patrick John Whitworth, descended from the Marquesses of Bristol, by his wife Olivia Helen Judith, nee Colman (b. 1956), scion of the Colman baronets] & the Reverend Jamie E.J. Mulvaney [youngest son of Mr & Mrs Bruce Mulvaney, of Canterbury, Australia] on 26 March.

Louisa is a granddaughter maternally of Sir Michael Jeremiah Colman, 3rd Baronet (b.1928).

Louisa Whitworth's great-grandfather, Aymer William Whitworth, married Alice Ruth Patience Hervey, scion of the Marquesses of Bristol.

Sources: https://peeragenews.blogspot.com/202...ngagement.html
Hervey / Bristol


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