Saturday, March 20, 2010

Hereditary Prince Johannes zu Schwarzenberg marries

HSH Hereditary Prince Johannes zu Schwarzenberg was married today to Diana Orgovanyi-Hanstein. The religious wedding took place at Neuberg Cathedral at Neuberg an der Mürz, Austria. The groom, who was born in Vienna in 1967, is the eldest son of the Prince of Schwarzenberg and his wife, Countess Therese zu Hardegg auf Glatz.Karl and Therese were divorced in 1988. Shortly before the divorce came the announcement of the adoption of Therese's younger son, Prince Karl Philipp Ernst Alwig Kilian, who was born in 1979, by Thomas Prinzhorn. Karl now has the surname Prinzhorn as he was not fathered by Prince Karl. Twenty years after their divorce. Karel and Therese remarried on July 25, 2008.

Diana was born in 1971 in Vienna, and is an artist.
Johannes, known as Aki, and Diana decided to wear Styrian dress for their nuptials. As you will see from the photos, the bride was definitely a trend setter, wearing a bright red gown and very high heels. They chose to marry in Styria, as "without much pomp and fanfare." Diana gave a pre-wedding interview to the Austrian magazine, Woman, where she said "I have to stay in Austria, because we do not like to leave the dogs alone."
The newlyweds have been friends for more than 20 years, but became a couple only a year and a half ago. Weddings guests included the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Ohringen and Countess Claire of Schönborn-Buchheim.

Hereditary Prince Johannes's father, Karl (known in the Czech Republic as Karel), is a Senator from Prague, and the former Foreign Minister of the Czezh Republic. In August 2006, Johannes's marriage to society reporter, Nadia Weiss, was called off after Johannes learned that Nadia was also involved with another man.

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