Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are Engaged!

(I wrote most of the article this weekend, before the announcement) Each time a royal engagement is probably nearing the intensitivity of the pre-news surprises me. Now we have Twitter the hype is even bigger than ever. Meghan Markle, the girlfriend of Prince Harry of Wales returned to London halfway November, after the last filming […]

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Viktoria Luise got married to her Ferdinand in Amorbach (2)

Many royals and nobles came to Amorbach, Germany, for the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand zu Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia on 16 September 2017. Outside the church were tens of onlookers, including several of my royalty friends. There were also several representatives of the media. Fences and security people were used to […]

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Two Celebrations in Liechtenstein

On 15 August the Principality of Liechtenstein celebrates its national day, Staatsfeiertag, for the 77th time. Some unfortunate but understandable changes this year. More about that later. However already yesterday, 30 July, there was something to celebrate. Fürst Hans Adam II and Fürstin Marie von und zu Liechtenstein celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary. At the […]

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Beautiful Weather for Ernst August and Ekaterina

The photos are copyrighted and are not allowed to be posted or copied elsewhere without permission. I have permission to use the HAZ pictures, but for use with the wedding reports only. Despite of being in Hannover I probably saw less of Hereditary Prince Ernst August von Hannover and his bride Ekaterina Malysheva than I […]

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Hannover Wedding – Flowers and the Market Church

On 8 July 2017 Prince Ernst August von Hannover Junior married Ekaterina Malysheva religiously in the Marktkirche (Market Church) in the old centre of the city of Hannover, Germany. The last royal wedding to be held here was that of his grandfather Prince Ernst August von Hannover (1914-1987) and Princess Ortrud zu Schleswig-Holstein (1925-1980), who […]

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A bit of a Disappointment – Civil Wedding in Hannover

Because the civil wedding of Prince Ernst August von Hannover Junior and Ekaterina Malysheva was to take place on Thursday 6 July 2017, I travelled to Hannover the previous afternoon. For me it is only an almost four-hours train ride, which unfortunately because of some delay turned into an hour extra. I met up with […]

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A Very Royal Wedding in Wertheim (2)

You can’t have a much more royal wedding. On 24 June 2017 Count Constantin Fugger von Babenhausen married Princess Sophie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg at the Stiftskirche in Wertheim, Germany. Two members of mediatized royal families marrying each other. It still happens, although less often of course than in the past. Interestingly also the mothers of bride […]

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