HRH Princess Alice of Bavaria will marry HSH Prince Lukas of Auersperg on August 29, 2009. There been no public announcement of the engagement, but Dutch royal enthusiast Netty Leistra found the forthcoming marriage while searching through bridal registry lists. She found a listing for Alice Bayern and Lukas Auersperg, who are getting married on August 29, 2009.
It is possible that the couple are already married. Alice's older sister, Dr. Auguste von Bayern, who is a member of the Behavioral Ecology Research group at Oxford University. She refers to a collaboration with Alice Auersperg at the University of Vienna.
In most European countries, the religious wedding is not the legal marriage. Civil marriages are the legal marriages with the exception of the United Kingdom and Ireland and Scandinavia, where religious and civil weddings are recognized as equal.
The princess, who has a degree in zoology from Edinburgh university, and who is now working on her doctorate at the University of Vienna, is the second of five children of Prince Luitpold of Bavaria and his wife, the former Beatrix Wiegand. Prince Luitpold, who manages the family brewery at Kaltenberg, is second in line to the Bavarian succession, and will one day be the head of the Royal House of Bavaria.
Prince Lukas is the eldest child and only son of Prince and Princess Andreas of Auersperg, who will celebrate their 30th anniversary on April 21.
Alice and Lukas, both of whom were born in 1981, met at Edinburgh University in Scotland. Lukas studied engineering.