25 July 2010

Golden Wedding at Altshausen





On Saturday 24.07.2010 Duke Carl and Duchess celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary with an special Service in the Castle Church St. Michael at Altshausen. After the Service a reception for all people of Altshausen took place at the recently opend Gallery in the Alte Remise of the Castle.
Present where all 5 children of the Couple with their spouses and children. They only who was not present was Duchess Fleur who is expecting her third these days. There where all some other Guests present but they walked direct from the Castle to the Church and also back after the Service so they could not seen from the public. I could recognize Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria and 2 sisters of Duke Carl (but not sure whioch ones).

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The children and grandchildren leaving the Castle

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in front: Duke Carl Theodor with his sister Duchess Anna
and Duchess
Sophie-Dorothée

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after them: Duchess Marie, Duke Friedrich
and Duke Wilhelm

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Duchess Julia, Duke Michael, Hereditary Countess
Mathilde and
Hereditary Count Erich


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Duke Eberhard with Duchess Sophie


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The last where the Jubilee Couple
Duke Carl and Duchess Diane

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At the sideentrance they where greeted by the Priest
and had to wait a little bit until the Procession in the Church was formed

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The Mass lasted for 1 1/2 hours. In the meatime it had started to rain again but luckily when the Mass had ended it was only a little bit rain.

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After the Couple came the grandchildren.
Here Duke Carl Thedor and Duke Wihelm

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followed by their sisters and cousins

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Duke Friedrich and Duchess Marie followed by
Hereditary Count Erich and Hereditary Countess Mathilde

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Hereditary Countess Mathilde and Hereditary Count Erich behind
them Duchess Julia, Duchess Marie Caroline and Duke Eberhard

The children and grandchildren went back into the Castle but Duke Carl and Duchess Diane went to the Gallery in the Alte Remise where a reception took place. Some of the local organisations made dances and music there.

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