Royal Engagements Announcements 2016


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Welcome to the thread for Royal engagements announcements in 2016. The 2015 version of this thread can be found HERE.

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JANUARY:

26 January: Prince Léopold Lobkowicz and Natacha de Hepcee.

Beltran Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon (son of Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz, her late husband Luis Gomez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada) and Andrea Pascual Vicens.
 
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FEBRUARY:

12 February: Count Guillaume de Dampierre and H.H. Princess Alix de Ligne.
 
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MAY:

20 May: Count Constantin Fugger von Babenhausen and H.S.H. Princess Sophie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg.
 
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AUGUST:

08 August: H.R.H. Prince Ernst August of Hannover and Ekaterina Malysheva.

19 August: Humphrey Walter Voelcker and Sophie Brandram (granddaughter of H.R.H. Princess Katherine of Greece and Denmark, aka Lady Katherine Brandram).
 
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Carmelo Milici and H.R.H. Princess Bernadette of Bavaria.

H.R.H. Prince Michel of France, Count of Evreux, and Baroness Barbara von Posch-Pastor.

Guiherme dos Santos Zanker and H.R.H. Princess Maria Thereza d'Orléans e Bragança.
 
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The engagement was announced between Prince Leopold of Lobkowicz (b.9 September 1989) [son of Prince Stepan of Lobkowicz (b.1957) & his wife Barbara, nee Countess of Ursel (b.1957)] & Natacha de Hepcee [oldest daughter of Alain de Hepcee & his wife Edith, nee van Malcotte de Hessel] on 26 January.

Both are oldest children (Leopold of three, Natacha of four) and first ones to marry.

Sources: http://www.carnetmondain.be/
Edith van Malcotte de Kessel | Geneall.net
http://www.angelfire.com/realm/gotha/gotha/lobkowicz.html
 
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Luis Beltran Ataulfo Gomez-Acebo y de Borbon (b.20 May 1973) [son Infanta Maria del Pilar de Borbon y Borbon, Duchess of Badajoz (b.1936) & her late husband Luis Gomez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Duke of Badajoz (1934-1991)] will marry, as his second wife, Andrea Pascual Vicens in early Spring.

He was previously married (from 2004 to 2011) to Spanish top model Laura Ponte y Martinez (b.9 June 1973) by whom he has two children: Luis Felipe (1-7-2005) & Laura (1-7-2006).

Sources: Remariage de Bruno Gomez-Acebo - Noblesse & Royautés
Boda en la familia del Rey: Beltrán Gómez-Acebo y Andrea Pascual se casan en primavera
 
Count Guillaume of Dampierre (b. 4 May 1985) [son of Count Audouin of Dampierre (b. 1945) & his wife, Roseline (b. 1951), nee Alvare de Baiudos de Casteja, of the Countes of Casteja] will marry Princess Alix of Ligne (b. 3 July 1984) [eldest daughter of Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne (b. 1951) and his wife, Eleonora (b. 1953), nee Princess of Brazil].

Princess Alix is a niece of Prince Luiz, Head of the Imperial House of Brazil, and is currently 9th in the Line of Succession to the defunct Brazilian Throne.

Count Guillaume has two older sisters, Géraldine (b. 1980) and Laure (b. 1981) de Dampierre, and both are still single.

Princess Alix has a younger brother, Henri, Hereditary Prince of Ligne (b. 1989), who is still single.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/CausaImper...092569363150/1034044913301240/?type=3&theater
 
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Count Guillaume of Dampierre (b. 4 May 1985) [son of Count Audouin of Dampierre (b. 1945) & his wife, Roseline (b. 1951), nee Alvare de Baiudos de Casteja, of the Countes of Casteja (Spain)] will marry Princess Alix of Ligne (b. 3 July 1984) [eldest daughter of Michel, 14th Prince of Ligne (b. 1951) and his wife, Eleonora (b. 1953), nee Princess of Brazil].

Princess Alix is a niece of Prince Luiz, Head of the Imperial House of Brazil, and is currently 9th in the Line of Succession to the defunct Brazilian Throne.

Count Guillaume has two older sisters, Géraldine (b. 1980) and Laure (b. 1981) de Dampierre, and both are still single.

Princess Alix has a younger brother, Henri, Hereditary Prince of Ligne (b. 1989), who is still single.

Source: https://www.facebook.com/CausaImper...092569363150/1034044913301240/?type=3&theater

Géraldine de Dampierre married in 2009 Patrick Vernet. Did the couple split?
 
Princess Sophie of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (*1988), elder daughter of Ludwig, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (*1951) and his wife Countess Elisabeth von Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee (*1962), and Count Constantin Fugger von Babenhausen (*1986), elder son of Count Johannes Fugger von Babenhausen (*1957) and his former wife Princess Miriam Lobkowicz (*1961), got engaged this year.

Sources: Royal Musings: A noble engagement
Löwenstein
Lobkowicz
 
Princess Sophie of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (*1988), elder daughter of Ludwig, Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg (*1951) and his wife Countess Elisabeth von Waldburg-Wolfegg-Waldsee (*1962), and Count Constantin Fugger von Babenhausen (*1986), elder son of Count Johannes Fugger von Babenhausen (*1957) and his former wife Princess Miriam Lobkowicz (*1961), got engaged this year.

Sources: Royal Musings: A noble engagement
Löwenstein
Lobkowicz
Engaged on 20 May, wedding on 20 June 2017.

Source also for the above mentioned blog post is Main-Echo from 4 June 2016
 
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Princess Tatiana of Leiningen (b.28 August 1989) [daughter of Prince Hermann of Leiningen (b.1963) & his wife Deborah, nee Culley (b.1961)] will marry Clayton Reynolds (b.1989) on 17 June 2017.

Tatiana is the eldest of three daughters and first one who marries.

Source: Netty Royal
 
Princess Maria Thereza of Orleans and Braganza (b.31 January 1984) [daughterof Prince Francisco of Brazil (b.1955) & his former wife Claudia Regina Martins Godinho (b.1954)] got engaged to Guiherme dos Santos Zanker (b.1979) this year.

Source: Descendants of King Louis Philippe I of the French
 
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