01 June 2009

Ducal Wedding at Coburg - religious Wedding

On the day of the religious Wedding we meet very early at the St. Moritz Church. Luckily we good a very good place just opposide the Main-Entrance of the church. Around 10h00 the last flower-arrangements before the Church where put in place.




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Flower Decoration in the Church


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The around 400 Guests startet to arrive around 11h00, the all walked on feet to the Church as the space before the Church is limited. Only the most imprtant Guest and the bridal Couple and their Family where droven to the Church.


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Princess Mechthilde zu Leiningen and her husband Karl-Anton Bauscher

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Princess Katrin of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, step-grandmother of the groom

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Prince Karl-Emich and Princess Isabelle and Princess Cecilia zu Leiningen


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Heinrich von Miller zu Aichholz, Alexandrine von Miller zu Aichholz, Countess zu Castell-Castell, Alexander von Miller zu Aichholz and his wife Michaela, née Countess of Schönburg-Glauchau


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Duke Borwin and Duchess Alice
zu Mecklenburg





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Albert and Edda Darboven, née Princess of Anhalt
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Duchess Tatiana and Duke Konstantin
of Oldenburg (on the right)



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Hereditary Prince Ludwig and Hereditary Priincess
Elisabeth zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg


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Fürstin Anita of Hohenberg (in green),
Count Heinrich,
Countess Annette and
Countess Agathe zu Ortenburg


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Countess Annette and Countess
Agathe zu Ortenburg



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Duchess Sophie, Duke Eugen, Duke Alexander
and Duke Ferdinand of Württemberg




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Princess Leonie, Prince Michael and Princess Dagmar
of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, behind them
Duke Huno and
Duchess Fenita of Oldenburg

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in the middle: Prince Michael and
Prince
Leopold of Baden

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Fürst Franz Alexander, Fürstin Christine
and Hereditary Prince Alexander of Isenburg
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Fürst Andreas and Fürstin
Alexandra zu Leiningen


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Prince Manuel of Bavaria

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Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Nadja
zu Schaumburg-Lippe


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Fürstin Leonille, Princess Felicitas-
Magdalena and
Fürst Wolfgang
Ernst zu Ysenburg and Büdingen

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Prince Lorenz and Princess Astrid of Belgium,
Archdukes of Austria-Este


Around 11h30 2 Cars drove by. In one of it was Prince Andreas and Princess Stephanie and in the other the groom and his witnesses. They posed on the steps before the doors and where greeted by Duke Franz of Bavaria, Prinz Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria and Prine Johann Georg of Hohenzollern and some other Guests who arrived just after them. After astaying on the steps of the Church they went inside.


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Arrival of Prince Andeas and Princess Stephanie
of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, father and sister
of the groom


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The groom, Hereditary Prince Hubertus
and his witnesses


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The groom is greeted by Prince Leopold
and Princess Ursula of Bavaria


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Duke Franz of Bavaria

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Princess Maria Luisa of Bulgaria and husband
Bronislaw Chrobok

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Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor with son Albert

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Prince Konstantin and Princess Maria of
Bulgaria, Princes of Vidin

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Princess Maria, King Simeon II. Queen Margarita
of Bulgaria the major of Coburg Norbert Kastner with
his wife, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria

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King Carl XVI. Gustaf and Queen
Silvia of Sweden


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And then finally the bride arribved. She came in a car together with her parents Captain Christian and Cheryl Rondestvedt.Hher mother helped her out of the Car. The bride wore an white gown with a short train and a long Veil. Instead of a tiara shw wore histioric necklace who once belonged to the grooms great-great-grandmother Duchess Helene of Albany. She was accompanied by her father up the steps at one monent he had to help her with her Veil. She walked down the aisle to the Präludium Es-Dur of Johann Sebastian Bach. Also a song was song by children of the "Marienkindergarten", once attended by the the groom. In his sermon the pastor Markus Metz talked about the language miracle of love. The bridal Couple walked down the aisle to the Coburger Josias March.


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The bridal Coupkle posed on the steps of the Church for a few mintues and after asked by the photographers they kissed each other short fior 2 times. Then they entered an open Carriage and drove over the Marketplace to the Ehrenburg Castle. After arriving there they where greeted by the Schützengarde and the Guests who had walked the short distance from the Church. In the Riesensaal of the Castle a Recpetion took place for around 400 Guests.

Some pictures of the guests leaving the Church

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Princess Stephanie, Princess Katrin,
Prince Andreas
Cheryl and Christian
Rondestvedt


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Princess Stephanie and
Princess Katrin

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The swedish Royal Couple behind them King Simeon II. and
Queen Margarita of the Bulgarians, Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia


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Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor with son Albert,
Prince Michael and Princess Dagmar of Saxe-
Weimar-Eisenach


Some pictures of Guests leaving the recption at Ehrenburg Castle

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Fürstin Anita of Hohenberg and her husband Count Andras of Bardeau

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Prince Karl-Emich and Princess Isabelle zu Leiningen with Countess Desiree of Egloffstein

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Fürst Andreas and Fürstin Alexandra zu Leiningen


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Fürst Andreas and Fürstin Alexandra zu Leiningen, Fürst Franz Alöexander, Fürstin Chrstine and Hereditary Prince Alexander of Isenburg

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The grooms brother, Prince Alexander


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The bridal Couple leaving the Reception

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