17 May 2014

Count Anton Andreas of Faber-Castell marries australian girl

In the franconian Familiy Castle Stein Count Anton Andreas of Faber-Castell today celebrates his Wedding with his Australien girlfriend Kate Stahl. Under gray skies, about 300 guests gathered for the ceremony in the Martin-Luther Church in Stein near Nuremberg. Subsequently, the family invited to the "elegant soiree" in Faber-Castell Castle Stein. The couple got married in a civil ceremony on Friday in the immediate family, said the family. For the church wedding , the 30 -year-old bride wore a classic ivory gown of silk satin and French Chantilly lace Australian designer Rhonda Hemmingway . Bridesmaids in floor length dark blue robes helped her with the two-meter- long train , before she moved to the side of her stepfather in the church. This was decorated in red and yellow with white flowers and silk ribbons in the family colors, so the message. Even the bride's bouquet was of white flowers : roses, peonies and freesia . Invitedq where  in addition to members of the families Faber- Castell, Castell- Castell and Castell -Rüdenhausen other family members and friends of the couple, including 80 guests from Australia. For the celebration castle ballrooms were decorated with white hydrangeas and flown in for hosting the star chef Dieter Koschina. He works in the Portuguese luxury hotel Vila Joya , where the bride and groom in June also want to spend their honeymoon . The 31 -year-old groom leads a delicacy manufactory.

Fürstenberg heir christened

Prince Tassilo zu Fürstenberg, the son of Hereditary Prince Christian and Hereditary Princess Jeannette, who was Born on Christiams Eve la´st year was christened today at the Chapel of heiligenberg Castle. There the Hereditary Princely Couple had arranged a private celebration. It incldued a 1 hour Long christen ing Service in the Chapel of the Castle lead by the former citypastor of Donaueschingen Hans-Peter Fischer, a reception in the Castlecourt and a Dinner in the Hall of Kinight. Among the many noble guests where the Margrave and the Margravine of Baden and Fürst Albert of Thurn and Taxis as godfather.

01 May 2014

Exhibition opened at Marienburg Castle

On Tursday 30.04 an interesting Exhibitionm called "Der Weg zur Krone" (The Way to the crown) was opened at Marienburg Castle because it is now 200 years since Hannover became a Kingdom. In the exhibition the way of the Guelphs from the electorate Brunswick-Lüneburg  to the Austrian exile of the last king is reproduced in paintings and unique items from the possession of the Guelph rulersFor the first time since 1866 the hannoverian Crown Jewels will be on display in the Area of the former Kingdom. The Exhibiton will be open to the public from 01.05. - 09.11.2014.

The opening was among others attended by the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil and other prominent guest from Lower Saxony,. But there where also a lot of of royal and noble guests:
Hereditary Prince Ernst August of Hannover
Prince Christian of Hannover
Prince Heinrich and Princess Thyra of Hannover
Princess Alexandra of Hannover
Princess Marie of Hannover, Countess Hochberg
Fürst Andreas and Fürstin Alexandra zu Leiningen
Hereditary Prince Ferdinand zu Leiningen
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent
Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece
Fürst Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe
Hereditary Prince Bernhard of Baden
Duchess Donata zu Mecklenburg von Solodkoff and Alexander von Solodkoff
Fürst Heinrich XIV. Reuß
Prince Konrad of Saxe-Meiningen
Fütrstin Gloria of Thurn and Taxis
Fürst Alexander and Fürstin Gabriela zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn

The opening of the exhibition was broacasted by the NDR. It can be watched here: http://www.ndr.de/regional/niedersachsen/hannover/marienburg173.html

A girl for the Hereditary Princely Couple of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha

On Wednesday 30.04.2013 Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha gave birth to a daughter Princess Katharina Victoria Elizabeth Cheryl. She is the first daughter of Herediatry Prince Hubdertus and his american-born wife Kelly, née Rondestvedt who married in May 2009. The couple said in a statement that they are thankfull and happy.