Royal Engagements Announcements 2015


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January:

11 January: Prince Abdul Malik al-Bolkiah of Brunei and Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah.
 
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March:

25 March: Caspar Helmore and Princess Augusta of Prussia.
 
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July:

30 July: William John P. Hicks and Alexia Katherine Brandram (granddaughter of the late H.R.H. Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark).
 
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Prince Maximilian-Alexander zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Franziska Balzer.

Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria and marry Lisa Winter.

Prince Michael of Baden and Christina Höhne.

Prince Friedrich-Leopold zu Ysenburg und Büdingen in Wächtersbach and Marie-Helene de Guarnerin, Countess von Montgelas.

Prince Felix zu Salm-Salm and Victoria von Trott zu Solz.

Prince Ferdinand von Schönburg-Hartenstein and Countess Eleonora von Brandis.

Prince Georg-Constantin of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Olivia Page.

Andreas von Maltzan, Freiherr zu Wartenberg, and Duchess Maria Anna in Bavaria.

Prince Alexander von Croÿ and Katja Schulz.

Prince Johannes von Auersperg-Trautson and Countess Maria-Fátima Czernin von und zu Chudenitz.

Felipe Corcuera y Habsburgo-Lorena (son of Jaime Corcuera y Acheson and of his wife Archduchess Myriam of Austria) and Mariana Gonzalez y Morales.
 
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The engagement was announced between Prince Abdul Malik al-Bolkiah of Brunei (b.30 April 1983) [youngest of six children together of Sultan of Brunei, Hassan al-Bolkiah (b.1946) & his wife, Queen Saleha (b.1946)] & Dayangku Raabi’atul ‘Adawiyyah Pengiran Haji Bolkiah on 11 January. The wedding ceremonies will take place from 5 to 15 April 2015.

Source: http://www.bt.com.bn/frontpage-news-...-be-held-april

(Thanks, tlklhm!).

 
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Prince Maximilian-Alexander of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.31 July 1980) [son of Prince Otto-Ludwig of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (b.1938) & his wife Annette, nee Freiin von Cramm (b.1944)] got engaged to Franziska Balzer this year.

Maximilian-Alexander is the youngest of five children and last one who marries.

Source: https://sites.google.com/site/myroyalworld/2015-genealogical-information
 
Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria (b.1 February 1980) [fourth of five children and youngest son of Archduke Christoph of Austria (b.1944) & his wife Ebba, nee von Mohrenschildt (b.1949)] is going to marry Lisa Winter this year.

Source: Descendants of Duke Carlo III of Parma
 
Prince Michael Max Andreas of Baden (b.11 March 1976) [youngest of four children of Maximilian, Margrave of Baden, Prince of Zahringen (b.1933) & his wife Valerie, nee Archduchess of Austria (b.1941) is engaged to Christina Hohne (b.1976 or 1977) [daughter of Claus Hohne & his wife Gerlinde, nee Geiger]. They plan to marry in Salem in July.


Source: Salem: Prinz Michael von Baden heiratet im Sommer | SÜDKURIER Online (Thanks, Stefan!)
 
Prince Friedrich-Leopold of Ysenburg and Budingen in Wachtersbach (b.6 November 1983) [son of Prince Sylvester of Ysenburg and Budingen in Wachtersbach (b.1949) & his wife Hemma, nee Countess von Goess (b.1957)] is engaged to Marie-Helene de Guarnerin, Countess of Montgelias (b.1986). They plan to marry this year.

Source: Descendants of King Willem I of the Netherlands
 
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Archduke Ferdinand Karl of Austria (b.1 February 1980) [fourth of five children and youngest son of Archduke Christoph of Austria (b.1944) & his wife Ebba, nee von Mohrenschildt (b.1949)] is going to marry Lisa Winter in late summer.

Source: Netty Royal
 
There is an error here, Alina Cecile von Hennings (b.1984) is since 4 June 2011 a wife of his maternal first cousin, Prince Maximilian Lobkowicz (b.1982) [son of Countess Johanna of-Castell-Castell, twin sister of Countess Philippa, & her husband, Prince Johannes of Lobkowicz (b.1954); they have two children: Josephine (b.2011) & Melchior (b.2014):

Lobkowicz
http://geneall.net/en/name/387934/maximilian-prince-of-lobkowicz/
 
Prince Ferdinand of Schonburg-Hartenstein, who will turn 31 a day after tomorrow [son of Prince Alfred of Schonburg-Hartenstein (b.1953) & his wife Marie Therese, nee Kastner-Lanjus-Wellenburg (b.1955)] is engaged to Countess Eleonora of Brandis; they are going to marry on 19 September.

Prince Georg-Constantin of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (b.13 April 1977) [son of Prince Wilhelm of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (b.1946) & his former wife Eva Kovarcz (b.1945)] is engaged to Olivia Page; they are going to marry in September.

Source for both: Royal Travel and Events Blog: Upcoming Events
 
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The engagement was announced 30 July, 2015, between William John P. Hicks (born 1983), son of Mr & Mrs Jeremy Hicks, of Winstone, co Gloucester, & Alexia Katherine Brandram (b 6 Dec, 1985), scion of that landed family, & descended from the Royal House of Greece & Denmark, younger daughter of (Richard) Paul George Andrew Brandram (b 1 Apr 1948), of London, by his former 1st wife the former Jennifer Diane Steele (b 1951, now Mrs Robert Enslow, also of London).


Alexia Brandram's paternal grandmother was HRH Princess Katherine of Greece & Denmark (1913-2007), who married Richard Campbell Brandram (1911-94) and became (by courtesy of King George VI) 'Lady Katherine Brandram'.

William Hicks's mother is the former Joanna Vivian Palairet (b 1955), is a great-niece of Sir Michael Palairet, who was British Ambassador to Greece in the Second World War.

Source: Peerage News: Alexia Brandram, descended from the Greek royal family, to wed


 
Duchess Maria Anna in Bavaria (b.7 May 1975) [youngest of five daughters of Max Emanuel, Duke in Bavaria (b.1937) & his wife Elisabeth, nee Countess Douglas (b.1940)] is going to marry, as her second husband, Andreas von Maltzan, Freiherr zu Wartenberg und Penzlin in October.

On 8 September seven years have passed since her wedding to Klaus Runow (b.3 July 1964); they divorced reportedly in April. They have two sons: Heinrich (b.2010) & Johannes (b.2012).

Sources: Netty Royal
Netty Royal
 
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Duchess Maria Anna in Bavaria (b.7 May 1975) [youngest of five daughters of Max Emanuel, Duke in Bavaria (b.1937) & his wife Elisabeth, nee Countess Douglas (b.1940)] is going to marry, as her second husband, Andreas von Maltzan, Freiherr zu Wartenberg und Penzlin in October.

On 8 September seven years have passed since her wedding to Klaus Runow (b.3 July 1964); they divorced reportedly in April. They have two sons: Heinrich (b.2010) & Johannes (b.2012).

Sources: Netty Royal
Netty Royal


A von Maltzan may not be ebenbürtig according to the old Gotha rules but when it comes to lineage they're as posh as it gets.


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A von Maltzan may not be ebenbürtig according to the old Gotha rules but when it comes to lineage they're as posh as it gets.


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Apart from that,he is a descendant of many great families such as Sachsen-Weimar,Schwarzburg,Solms,Reuss,Anhalt,Waldburg...
 
Apart from that,he is a descendant of many great families such as Sachsen-Weimar,Schwarzburg,Solms,Reuss,Anhalt,Waldburg...


I remember reading about a von Maltzan who hid her Jewish fiancé under a converted sofa for several years and how when the Gestapo questioned her brought up her ancient Prussian lineage as a sign of how she couldn't possibly be against the nazis.


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A von Maltzan may not be ebenbürtig according to the old Gotha rules but when it comes to lineage they're as posh as it gets.


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where would I find his ancestry
 
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Princess Lindive Dlamini of Suazi [daughter of King Sobhuza II (1899-1982) & Queen LaMgunundvu, one of his 70 wives; half-sister of King Mswati III] got engaged to pastor Robert Kasaro [founder of the glitzy Jesus Calls Worship Centre] in June.

Sources: Netty Royal
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H.S.H. Prince Johannes von Auersperg-Trautson and Countess Maria-Fátima Czernin von und zu Chudenitz got engaged sometime in 2015.

Johannes, 30, is the eldest son and third child of Prince Gobert von Auersperg-Trautson and of his wife, née Countess Ladislaja Hoyos, Baroness zu Stichsenstein.
Maria-Fátima, 23, is the third daughter and fifth child of Count Karl Eugen Czernin von und zu Chudenitz and of his wife, née Countess Fiona von Rechberg.

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums/f78/princely-house-of-auersperg-29732-2.html#post1852520
 
Felipe Corcuera y Habsburgo-Lorena (b.1987) [third of four sons of Archuchess Myriam of Austria (b.1959) & her husband Jaime Corcuera y Acheson (b.1955)] got engaged to Mariana Gonzalez y Morales last year.

Felipe is third of four sons and second one who marries; his oldest brother Sebastian (b.1984) is married to married Andrea Villarreal since 2011: they have a son Nicolas.
Pedro (b.1985) & Andres (b.1988) are single.

Source: Descendants of Archduke Franz Karl of Austria
 
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