Noble Engagements Announcements 2017

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02 March 2017: Lord Max Percy (of the Dukes of Northumberland) and Princess Nora zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg.

14 March 2017: François Destree and Countess Melanie d’Oultremont.

28 March 2017: Jonkheer Benjamin van Innis and Countess Marie Caroline Cornet d'Elzius du Chennoy.

20 April 2017: William Francis Seymour, styled Earl of Yarmouth (of the Marquesses of Hertford), and Kelsey Wells.

16 May 2017: Thomas Linard de Guertechin and Countess Manaélle von Looz und Corswarem.

30 May 2017: Mathieu van Heuverswyn and Countess Virginie d’Ursel.

06 June 2017: Count Gregoire d’Oultremont and Anna Bellotti.
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05 September 2017: François de Moerlose and Countess Ariane de Marchant et d'Ansembourg.

26 September 2017: Aurelien de Bauw and Countess Savina de Lannoy.

21 November 2017: Baron André de Marmol and Donna Lucrezia Colonna (of the Princes of Stigliano).

30 November 2017: George Spencer-Churchill, styled Marquess of Blandford (of the Dukes of Marlborough), and Camilla Thorp.
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Michael Dickinson and Lady Alice Ramsay (of the Earls of Dalhousie).

Baron Friedrich von Hobe-Gelting and Countess Theresia von Orsini und Rosenberg.

Philipp Lovrek and Countess Marie-Alice zu Königsegg-Aulendorf.

Benjamin Furlong and Princess Anna Maria Sapieha-Różańska.

Cecil von Treu and Countess Maria Annunziata von Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchburg.

Count Ludwig Andreas von Khevenhüller-Metsch and Countess Johanna von Trautmannsdorff-Weinsberg.

Andi Jasimi and Baroness Ginevra Csillaghy de Pacser.

Count Nicolas Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau and Ophélie Cordesse.

Harry Williams and Countess Francesca del Balzo (of the Dukes of Presenzano).

Janusz Gavronski and Princess Virginia zu Fürstenberg.

Rudolf Henkell von Ribbentrop and Princess Sophie von Schoenaich-Carolath.

Antonio Bonilla and Countess Clara von Kuefstein.

George Woodehouse and Celia McCorquodale.

Count Paul de La Croix de Castries and Hélène Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau.
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Lady Alice Ramsay (b.1977) [daughter of Marlyn Davina Butter (b.1950) & her husband James Hubert Ramsay, Earl of Dalhousie (b.1948)] got engaged to Michael Dickinson this year.

Alice is second of three children and last one who marries; her brother Simon David Ramsay, Viscount Ramsay (b.1981) married Kaitlin Marie Kubinsky (b.1985) last year.
Her sister Lorna (b.1975) & her husband Fergus Lefebvre (b.1971) have three sons: Archie James (b.2007), Henry Paul (b.2008) & Ned Fergus (b.2011).

Source: Descendants of Duke Wilhelm of Nassau
Countess Theresia of Orsini and Rosenberg (b.28 May 1984) [second of three children and only daughter of Count Ferdinand of Orsini and Rosenberg (b.1954) & his late wife, Princess Zdenka of Auersperg (1956-2009; died one day after Theresia's 25th birthday)] is engaged to Friedrich Baron von Hobe-Gelting; they plan to marry in Grafenstein, Austria on 27 May (a day before 33th birthday of the bride).

Source: Netty Royal

Update: Princess Maria Antonia von Sachsen-Gessaphe & Klaus Hutter (engaged since 2014) will marry the same day at Gut Attholtz in Platting (Germany).

The same source.
That will be a huge society wedding on both sides. Her older brother is hunting friends with Harry, Harry goes boar hunting on the families Bavarian estate. Beatrice borromeo was a bridesmaid at her brother's wedding last summer, which Harry attended. And of course any Percy wedding is a big event.
The engagement was announced between Countess Melanie of Oultremont (b.14 December 1990) [second of three children and younger daughter of Count Jean-Michek of Oultremont (b.1956) & his wife Lorraine des Chevaliers le Maistre d'Astaing (b.1964)] and Francois Destree [son of Dominique Destree and his wife] on 14 March.

Princess Anna Maria Sapieha-Różańska (b.25 May 1981) [older daughter together of Jan Paweł, Prince Sapieha-Różański (b.1935) & his second former wife Princess Christina of Orleans-Braganza (b.1950)] got engaged to Benjamin Furlong this year.

Source: Descendants of King Louis Philippe I of the French

The engagement was announced between Countess Marie Caroline Cornet d'Elzius du Chennoy (b.1991) [daughter of Count Xavier Cornet d'Elzius du Chennoy (b.1961) {himself a son of Countess Gabrielle of Limburg-Stirum (b.1936) & her late husband Count Didier Cornet d'Elzius du Chennoy (1929-1999)} & his wife Joelle, nee Baroness de Crombrugghe de Looringghe] & Jonkheer Benjamin van Innis (b.1987) [son of Jonkheer Jean-Pierre van Innis & his wife] on 28 March.

Unfortunately a great sadness has fallen exactly a week after on the bride-to-be; her mother died 16 days after her 55th birthday...

Sources: Descendants of Count Thierry de Limburg Stirum and Countess Marie Th?r?se de Thiennes, Leyenburg et de Rumbeke
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Lord Max Percy, 26, to wed German aristo Princess Nora zu Oettingen-Spielberg …

Update: their wedding will take place on 15 July in Oettingen, Germany

Source: Netty Royal

The engagement was announced between Countess Manaelle de Looz-Corswarem (b.1992) [younger daughter of Count Philippe de Looz-Corswarem (b.1962) & his wife Daphne, nee Binon de Peyronnet] & Thomas Linard de Guertechin (b.21 March 1991) [son of Frederic Linard de Guertechin & his wife, nee Baroness Le Vinck] on 16 May.

Linard de Guertechin Thomas | Namur MR 2012 | Programme MR namur 2012
The engagement was announced between Count Gregoire of Oultremont (b.11 May 1980) [youngest of three children and only son of Count Patrice of Oultremont (b.1939) & his wife Amelie, nee de Bassompierre (b.1948)] and Anna Bellotti [daughter of Filippo Bellotti and his wife] on 6 June.


The engagement was announced between Countess Virginie of Ursel (b.26 March 1992) [eldest of three children and only daughter of Count Francois-Albert of Ursel (b.1963) & his wife Diane, nee Visart de Bocarme (b.1960)] & Mathieu van Heuverswyn [son of Etienne van Heuverswyn & his wife] on 30 May.

Countess Maria-Annunziata of Waldburg of Zeil and Trauchburg (b.24 September 1988) [daughter of Princess Georgine of Liechtenstein (b.1962) & her husband, Count Clemens of Waldburg of Zeil and Trauchburg (b.1960)] is engaged to Cecil von Treu (b.1987); they will marry on 9 September in Wangen in Allgau (Germany).

Maria-Annunziata is the eldest of five children and first one who marries.

Sources: Descendants of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria

Count Ludwig Andreas von Klevenhuller-Metsch (b.5 November 1988) [oldest of four children of Count Bartholomeus von Klevenhuller-Metsch (b.1958) & his wife Cristina, nee Sanchez de Movellan y Garcia-Ogara (b.1962)] is engaged to Countess Johanna Maria of Trautmannsdorff-Weinsberg (b.7 June 1991) [second of six children of Count Alexander Franz of Trautmannsdorff-Weinsberg (b.1962) & his wife Maria Theresia, nee Countess von Wchinitz und Tettau (b.1963)]; they plan to marry on 7 October in Saint Tropez.

Sources: Khevenhüller-Metsch
Baroness Ginevra Csillaghy de Pacser (b.1995) [daughter of Princess Virginia of Furstenberg (b.1974) & her first husband, Baron Alessandro Csillaghy de Pacser (b.1967)] got engaged to Andi Jasimi (b.1989) this year.

Source: Descendants of Giovanni Agnelli and Clara Boselli
The engagement was announced between Countess Ariane de Marchant et d'Ansembourg (b.1992) [second of four children and younger daughter of Count Etienne de Marchant et d'Ansembourg (b.1959) & his wife Florence, nee Jonkvrouw de Hemptinne (b.1963)] & Francois de Moerlose (b.15 January 1989) [son of Bernard Moerlose & his wife Marie-Amelie, nee de Limbourg] on 5 September.

Ariane is first of the siblings who marries.
Francois is the youngest of three siblings and last one who marries.

Descendants of Th?odore Mosselman du Chenoy
Fiche personnelle: Fran?ois De Moerlooseçois-de-moerloose-14246b69
Count Nicolas Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau (*1992), second of four children of Count Laurent Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau and his wife Alice de Jerphanion, got engaged to Ophélie Cordesse this year.

Nicolas is the first of his siblings to marry.

Source: Descendants of King Louis Philippe I of the French
The engagement was announced between Countess Savina de Lannoy (b.1994) [daughter of Count Francois-Xavier de Lannoy (b.1962) & his wife Sabine, nee Prioux de Caundry de Baudimont (b.1964)] & Aurelien de Bauw [son of Christian de Bauw & his wife] on 26 September.

The engagement was announced between William Francis Seymour, styled Earl of Yarmouth (b 2 November 1993) [elder son and heir of Henry JocelynSeymour, the 9th Marquess of Hertford (b,1958), of Ragley Hall, Warwickshire, & his wife Beatriz, nee Karam] & Kelsey Wells [daughter of Dr Andrew Wells and Mrs Jacqui Wells, of Avonview, Bidford on Avon, Warwickshire] on 20 April.

Sources: Peerage News: Earl of Yarmouth/Kelsey Wells
Somerset & Hertford
Not only daughter, but also mother is getting married very soon!

Princess Virginia of Furstenberg, who turned 43 thirteen days ago [only child together of Prince Sebastian of Fürstenberg (b.1950) & his wife Elisabetta (Bettina), nee Guarnati (b.1951] got engaged to Janusz Gawronski (b.1960) recently.

She was already married twice: she married firstly in 1992 Baron Alessandro Csillaghy de Pacsér (b.1967) by whom she had two children: Miklos Tassilo (b.1992) & Ginevra (b.1995, engaged to Andi Jassimi recently).
In 2002, a year before they officially divorced, she had a daughter Clara, by Giovanni Bacco Dondi dall' Orologio.
A year after her divorce she married secondly Paco Polenghi (b.1969) by who she had two sons:Otto (b.2006) & Santiago (DOB unknown); this marriage also ended.

Her only brother, Ernesto Furstenberg Fassio (b.1981) [out-of-wedlock son of her father] is married to Alessandra Di Cola by whom he has two children: Camilla (b.2006) & Sebastian (b.2009).

Sources: Descendants of Giovanni Agnelli and Clara Boselli
Her Facebook account

Princess Sophie von Schoenaich-Carolath (b.8 June 1988) [daughter of Prince Sebastian von Schoenaich-Carolath (b.1957) & his wife Manuela-Franziska, nee Countess von Walderdorff (b.1959] got engaged to Rudolf Henkell von Ribbentrop (b.1989) [son of Countess Christiane von und zu Eltz genannt Faust von Stromberg (b.1951) {herself daughter of Baroness Ladislaja Mayr von Melnhof (*1920) & her second husband Jakob, Count von und zu Eltz genannt Faust von Stromberg (1921-2006)} & her current husband Adolf Henkell von Ribbentrop (b.1935) {himself son of Joachim von Ribbentrop, Foreign Minister of Nazi Germany from 1938 until 1945 (1893-1946) & his wife Anna Elisabeth "Anelise" Henkell (1896-1973)} this year.

Sophie is third of six living children and first one who marries; her oldest brother Georg died in 1994 aged nine.

Rudolf has a full brother Friedrich (b.1990) who is single, and two older half-brothers [from his mother's first marriage to Georg Enoch, Baron von und zu Guttenberg (b.1946) whom she divorced in 1977:
Baron Karl Theodor von und zu Guttenberg (b.1971) [Federal Minister for Economics and Technology in 2009 and as Federal Minister of Defence from 2009 to 2011] married to Countess Stephanie von Bismarck-Schönhausen (b.1976) [only daughter of Andreas Graf von Bismarck-Schönhausen (1941-2013) & his second wife, Charlotte Kinberg (b.1951); great-great-granddaughter of the first Chancellor of Germany Otto von Bismarck] and father of Anna (b.2001) & Mathilde (b.2002)
Baron Philipp Franz von und zu Guttenberg (b.1973) married to Honourable Alexandra Louisa Macdonald (b.1973) [daughter of Godfrey James Macdonald, 8th Baron Macdonald of Slate (b.1947) & his wife Claire Catlow] and father of Johannes (b.2004), Felix (b.2005) & Antonia (b.2009).

Curious thing: while bridegrrom to be & his full brother are grandsons of a Nazi criminal, (not difficult to guess after WHOM their father got his name) history of their half-brothers' family were on the completely opposite site (source - biography of Karl-Theodor zu Gutenberg in English Wikipedia):

"His grandfather, Karl Theodor Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg (1921–1972), was a CSU politician and hard-line conservative during the Cold War, noted for his opposition to the Ostpolitik. During the Second World War he narrowly escaped execution after refusing to kill Jews, stating that he would rather shoot SS members.Several other members of Guttenberg’s family also offered resistance to the Nazi regime, among them his great-grandfather Georg Enoch Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg, and Karl Ludwig Freiherr von und zu Guttenberg, a great-great-uncle of Guttenberg. Karl Ludwig was a Catholic monarchist, who prior to the Second World War published the "Weiße Blätter" (White Papers), an important publication of the conservative opposition to the Nazi regime. He belonged to the circle of anti-Hitler conspirators around Hans von Dohnányi, Justus Delbrück, and Hans Oster. After the failure of the 20 July plot he was arrested and later executed."

Very interesting family!

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Countess Clara of Kuefstein (b.25 July 1989) [daughter of Johann, Count of Kuefstein (b.1951) & his late wife Anna, nee Freiin von Thienen-Adlerflycht (1952-2001)] got engaged to Antonio Bonilla recently.

Clara is the youngest of four children and first one who marries.

Source: Netty Royal
The engagement was announced between Donna Lucrezia Colonna di Stigliano, who will turn 33 in eighteen days [younger daughter of Prospero Colonna, Prince of Stigliano (b.1938) & his wife Frances, nee Loftus (b.1939)] and Baron Andre del Marmol on 21 November.

Lucrezia has older sister Vittoria (b.28 March 1981) who is single.


Hélène Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau (b.1990) [daughter of Count Laurent Lombard de Buffières de Rambuteau (b.1965) & his wife Alice, nee de Jerphanion (b.1966)] got engaged to Count Paul de La Croix de Castries (b.1988).

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The engagement was announced between George Spencer-Churchill, Marquis of Blandford (born 28 July 1992) [eldest son and heir of Charles James Spencer-Churchill, the 12th Duke of Marlborough (b.1955), of Blenheim Palace, Oxfordshire and only child by his first wife Rebecca Mary Few Brown] & Camilla Elizabeth Thorp (b. 1987) [eldest daughter of Mr James Thorp & his wife Philippa, nee Thomas] on 30 November.

The bridegroom-to-be has two half-siblings: Araminta Clementine Megan (b.April 2007) & Caspar Sasha Ivor (b.September 2008) - children of his father & his current wife Edla, nee Griffiths.

Sources: Peerage News: Blandford/Thorp engagement
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