Prince Heinrich Donatus von Hessen & Countess Floria-Franziska von Faber-Castell 2003

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Elsa M.

Heir Apparent , TRF Author
Dec 4, 2004
Prince Heinrich Donatus von Hessen & Countess Floria-Franziska von Faber-Castell 2003

36-year-old Hereditary Prince von Hessen married 28-year-old Countess Floria-Franziska von Faber-Castell, in Kronberg, Frankfurt, on May 17th 2003.
The civil ceremony took place in Wiesbaden, on April 25th.

The groom is the son of Prince Moritz von Hessen and Princess Tatjana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, while the bride is a niece of the head executive of the Faber Castell pencil company.

Floria-Franziska's gown was rather plain, but she used the same impressive train as Princess Mafalda de Savoy (with floral embroiders in bronze). Also the tiara was the same worn by her mother-in-law and by her sister-in-law, Princess Mafalda de Savoy.

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Photos from DPA and SeegerPress:

More photos from SeegerPress and Verena:

Prince Ernst August von Hanover and Princess Caroline, Gloria von Thurn und Taxis, Prince Maximilian and Angela of Liechtenstein, Prince Bernhard and Stephanie von Baden, Prince Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe, Prince Heinrich su Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and his fiancée Countess Priscilla della Rocchetta were among the guests.

Photos from DPA:
More photos of the guests, credit to Verena:

1. Gloria von Thurn und Taxis;
2-3. Princess Benedikte zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and children and son-in-law;
4. HRH Landgraf Moritz von Hessen and Landgrafin Tatjana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (the groom's parents), along with the bride's parents, Count Hubertus and Countess Adelheid von Faber-Castell.

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Credit to Verena:

1-2. Princes Maximilian and Angela von Liechtenstein;
3. Duchess Tatjana von Oldenburg;
4. Princess Mafalda von Hesse (sister of the groom) and husband;
5. Hereditary Prince Bernhard von Baden and his wife, Stephanie;
6. Prince Stephan zur Lippe and his wife, Maria;
7. Hereditary Prince Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe;
8. Duke Philipp von Württemberg and his wife, Marie Caroline;
9. Count Gustav zu Solms-Laubach.

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I always have a good laugh when I see pictures of Gloria von Thurn und Taxis. Who wears a floppy beach hat at wedding?!?:eek:

The woman in the last set of pictures in 1 & 2 is Marie-Christine von Guggenberg von Riethofen (born Archduchess of Austria)
I enjoy seeing TRH Prince and Princess of Hanover attending the various German Weddings/Functions.
Heinrich Donatus and Floria's religious wedding ceremony was followed by a grand ball in the Green Salon, a stateroom of Friedrichshof Palace.
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