Noble Engagements Announcements 2012

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05 January: Andrew Bowes-Lyon (of the Earls of Strathmore and Kinghorne) and Melanie Fletcher.

11 January: Lord Robert Anthony Innes-Ker (youngest son of the 9th Duke and Duchess of Roxburghge) and Mrs Jane Rigg.

Jonkheer Olivier Cleenewerck de Crayencour and Eleonore Veldekens.

Constantin Maschek, Freiherr von Maasburg, and Princess Marie-Sophie von Lobkowicz.


20 February: Ruaridh C. M. Hook and Lady Charlotte Rose FitzRoy (of the Dukes of Grafton).

Christoph Dieterle and Kajsa Bernadotte, Countess of Wisborg.


08 March: Alexander de Carvalho and Countess Stephanie von und zu Eltz gt. Faust von Stromberg.

15 March: Carlo Borromeo (son of Count Don Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo and of his mistress Countess Paola Marzotto) and Marta Ferri (daughter of Fabrizio Ferri and Barbara Frua de Angeli).
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Count Arnaud de Vienne and Countess Mathilde Cornet d'Elzius.

Oliver Jory and Vendeline von Bredow (daughter of Leopold Bill von Bredow - himself a son of Leopold von Bredow and his wife Hannah, née Countess von Bismarck-Schönhausen - and his wife Marie Eleonore, née Princess zu Schwarzenberg).

21 April: Hubertus Schacht and Countess Caroline zu Pappenheim; their wedding is scheduled to take place at Székesfehérvár on 26 May 2012.

21 April: Count Ernst von Schönfeldt and Countess Maria-Theresia zu Pappenheim; their wedding is scheduled to take place at Székesfehérvár on 21 June 2012.


08 May: Charles-Frederic Noblesse and Inès van der Heyden.

12 May: Count Thibaut d'Ursel and Desirée zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg.
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08 June: Tommaso Poggiani and Benedetta Nicolis of the Counts of Robilant and Cereaglio.


Count George Matthew von Platen Hallermund and Rayanne Henderson.
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14 August: The Hon. Angus Elphinstone and Isobel Smith.


04 September: Baron Gaetan de Jamblinne de Meux and Countess Louise-Marie de Marchant et d'Ansembourg.

11 September: Count Charles Emmanuel de Lannoy and Valentine Anciaux Henry de Faveaux.

25 September: Count Jerome de Meeus d'Argenteuil and Noemie de Braban.
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30 October: Count Gaël de Lannoy and Laurence Hanappe.

The Hon. Michael Julian Marsham (of the Earls of Romney) and the Hon. Lucy Harriet Beaumont (of the Viscounts Allendale).


06 November: Mr. Thomas van Straubenzee and Lady Melissa Percy (of the Dukes of Northumberland).

27 November: Thibault Lancksweert and Princess Alexandra Galitzine.

27 November: Count Pierre Cornet d'Elzius and Countess Madeleine d'Oultremont.

27 November: Loïck Fenaux and Countess Laetitia d'Ursel.

27 November: Hadrien Peiffer and Baroness Constance d'Anetan.
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Count Friedrich von Plettenberg and Christine von Eichborn.

François Stoffels d'Hautefort and Countess Maite Morel de Boncourt.

Baron Wilhelm von Stotzingen and Countess Charlotte Morel de Boncourt.
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Eleonore Veldekens (b.1985) [third of four children and only daughter of Isabel Graham (b.1952) {herself daughter of Peter Graham of Auchencloich and Tamrawer (b.1916) {{himself only son of Baroness Yvonne d'Anethan (1894-1982) & her husband William Graham of Auchencloich and Tamrawer (1890-1971)}} & his wife Claude, nee Halot} & her husband Benoit Veldekens] got engaged to Jonkheer Olivier Cleenewerck de Crayencour this month.

Source: Descendants of Thodore Mosselman du Chenoy
Princess Marie-Sophie of Lobkowicz (b.6 Janary 1980) [second of seven children and oldest daughter of Prince Johannes of Lobkowicz (b.1954) & his wife Johanna nee Countess of Castell-Castell (b.1952)] got engaged to Constantin Maschek, Freiherr von Maasburg.

Source: Genealogical News 2012
The engagement was announced between Lord Robert Anthony Innes-Ker (b.28 May 1959) [son of George Victor Robert John Innes-Ker, 9th Duke of Roxburghe (1913-1974) and of his second wife, Margaret Elisabeth McConnell (1918-1983)] and Mrs Jane Rigg. He had been previously married to Katherine Christina Mary Pelly, by whom he has two children: Eliza Henrietta (23-7-1997) & James Mark (16-9-1999)

Source: Royal News of 2012, Section III
Baroness Fanny Ramel (b.1988) [only daughter of Otto, Baron Ramel (b.1950) {himself oldest son of Countess Madeleine Douglas (b.1927) & her late husband Hans, Baron Ramel (1925-2009)} & his wife Eva, nee Ohlsson (b.1949)] got engaged to Olof Gustafsson.

Fanny is the youngest of four children and last one who marries.

Source: Descendants of Grand Duke Ludwig I of Baden
The engagement was announced on 20 February 2012 between Ruaridh C. M. Hook and Lady Charlotte Rose FitzRoy.

Mr. Hook is the only son of Mr. and Mrs. Christian Hook.
Lady Charlotte is the third daughter of the late James FitzRoy, Earl of Euston (son of the late 11th Duke of Grafton) and his wife Clare, Countess of Euston (daughter of the 12th Marquess of Lothian).

Peerage News: Hook/Fitzroy engagement

Kajsa Michaela Sophia Bernadotte, Countess of Wisborg (b. 12 October 1980) [only daughter of Michael Bernadotte, Count of Wisborg (b.1944, first cousin of the King) & his wife Christine, nee Vellhojer (b.1947)] got engaged to Christoph Dieterle this year.

Source: Descendants of German Emperor Wilhelm I
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Countess Stephania von und zu Eltz genannt Faust von Stromberg (b.25 November 1984) [second child and daughter of Count Alexander von und zu Eltz genannt Faust von Stromberg (b.1947) & his wife Maya, nee Spann (b.1958)] got engaged to Alexander de Carvalho (b.1985) this year.

Stephania is the second of her parents' children who marries; her older sister Anna (b.1982) married Karl-Phillip Prinzhorn (b.1979) in 2009.

Sources: Descendants of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria
Carlo Borromeo (son of Count Don Carlo Ferdinando Borromeo and of his mistress Countess Paola Marzotto) got engaged to Marta Ferri (daughter of Fabrizio Ferri and Barbara Frua de Angeli).
Their wedding will take place in June 2012 in the island of Pantelleria.

Royal News of 2012, Section III
The engagement was announced on 5 January 2012 between Andrew Bowes-Lyon, youngest son of Sir Simon and Lady Bowes-Lyon (née Caroline Pike), and Melanie Fletcher, daughter of Mr. Stuart Fletcher and Ms. Glenna Wilcox.

Sir Simon Bowes-Lyon is the son of the late Sir David Bowes-Lyon, the youngest child of the 14th Earl and Countess of Strathmore and Kinghorne and brother of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.

Andrew BOWES LYON & Melanie FLETCHER Engagement Announcement | The Times
Vendeline von Bredow (b.1970) [daughter of Leopold Bil von Bredow (b.1933) {himself youngest of eight children of Countess Hannah von Bismarck-Schonhausen (1893-1971) & her husband Leopold von Bredow (1875-1933)} & his wife Marie Eleonore, nee Princes of Schwarzenberg (b.1936)] got engaged to Oliver Jory this year.

Vendeline is oldest of three childrem and last one who marries.
Source: Descendants of Otto von Bismarck and Johanna von Puttkamer
Two Pappenheim sisters [daughters of Alexander Count of Pappenheim (b.1948) and his wife Marie Christine, née Countess of Hartig (b.1950)] are going to marry very soon!

Their oldest daughter, Countess Caroline of Pappenheim (b.4 August 1978) will marry Hubertus Schacht (son of Dietrich Wilhelm Schacht and of his wife Isabelle, née von Mészáros) at Székesfehérvár on 26 May.

Their youngest daughter, Countess Maria-Theresia of Pappenheim (b. 15 September 1982) will marry Count Ernst von Schönfeldt (son of Heinrich Count von Schönfeldt and of his wife Marie-Therese, née Freiin von Loudon) at Székesfehérvár on 21 June.

Source: Royal News of 2012, Section II

Count Alexander and Countess CHristine have also a son Georg (b. 26 June 1981); their second daughter Elizabeth died in 1980 as a six-week old baby.
Count Ulrik of Rosenborg (b.17 December 1950) [son of late Prince Oluf of Denmark, who became Count Oluf of Rosenborg in 1948 (1923-1990) & his first wife, Dorrit Puggard-Miller (b.1926)] got engaged to Judith Marlene Sandwick this year.

On 23 April two years has passes since his wife, Tove Waigner-Larsen passed away at the age of nearly 60 (she was born on 14 December 1950, and married him in 1981) They had two children: Katharina turned 30 three days ago and Philip will turn 26 in four days.

Sources: Descendants of King Christian IX of Denmark

He had close birthday's dates with his wife, and their children also have close birthday's dates...What a coincidence!

Phillip Seys (b.1984) [younger of two sons of David Seys (b.1947) {himself youngest of three children of Rosemary de Rothschild (b.1913) and only by her second husband, John Seys (1914-1989); Rosemary's youngest brother Leopold died this year} & his wife Nicola, nee Baird] got engaged to Olivia Barry-Walsh this year.


Michael Robinson-Moltke (b.1978 or 1979) [son of Countess Christine Moltke (b.1950) {herself youngest of three children of Jonkvrouve Helene Huyssen van Kattendijke (1913-2007) & her husband, Count Carl Moltke (1907-1985)} & her late first husband, Glen Stuart Robinson, who became Glen Stuart Robinson-Moltke (1944-1982)] got engaged to Victoria Postle this year.

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The engagement was announced between Count Thibaut d'Ursel (b.5 June 1980) [oldest of four children of Count Antoine d'Ursel (b.1953) & his wife Anne-Victoire, nee Viscountess de La Tour Demeyne du Jonca (b.1958)] and Desiree of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (b.1980) [out of wedlock daughter of late Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1924-2003) and Heidi Balzer] on 12 May.

Sources: Netty's Royalty Page Genealogical News 2012
Charles-Frederick Noblesse (b.1983) [youngest of four children of Jonkvrouw Dominique Mertens de Wilmars (b.1952) & her husband, Didier Noblesse (b.1948)] got engaged to Ines van der Heyden this year.

Source: Descendants of Baron Albert d'Udekem d'Acoz
Benedetta Nicolis (b.1986) [third of four children and youngest daughter of Maurizio Nicolis (b.1951) {himself oldest of three sons of Amelie von Heller (b.1926) {{herself daughter of Princess Klementine of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1897-1975) & her husband Eduard von Heller (1877-1979)}} & her late husband Felice Nicolis (1927-2008)} & his wife Emanuela, nee Greppi (b.1954)] got engaged to Tommaso Poggiani (b.1984) this year.

Source: Descendants of King Louis Philippe I of the French (second part)
Michael C. M. Troughton (b.1981) [great-grandson of Honourable Michael Claude Hamilton Bowes-Lyon, maternal uncle of QEII (1893-1953) & his wife, Elizabeth Margaret Cator (1899-1959)] got engaged to Jessica E. Carnevale this year.

His younger sister Lucy (b.1984) got engaged to Cabell E. Hopkins last year.
His older sister Rose (b.1979) is married to Piers David Barclay (b.1972) and has a daughter Beatrice (b.2007)
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