Thursday, May 12, 2011

The Prince and Princess of Oettingen-Spielberg: guests at the Cambridge wedding.

Among the guests at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge were the Prince and Princess of Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg and their son, the Hereditary Prince.

The Prince and Princess spoke about their invitation and their visit to London.   The Prince described the wedding as "overwhelming" and thought the newlyweds as "extremely happy."  The Prince and Princess sat in the nave of the Abbey, and did not have a direct view of the altar, "but in the church, TV screens were set up, so you could follow everything.  The Princess did not purchase a new dress for the wedding.  The Prince acknowledged that his wife had worn the blue suit at least once before.

The Duke of Cambridge's brother, Prince Harry, visited the Oettingens several years ago to hunt. The Prince and Princess hope they will be able to welcome the Duke and Duchess of their home.

Prince Albrecht was born in 1951.  He succeeded his father, Prince Alois, in 1975.   In 1980, he married Angela Jank,  They have four children:  Hereditary Prince Franz-Albrecht, who was born in 1982, and Princesses Theresa (1984), Antonia (1987) and Nora (1990).

Schloss Oettingen is open to the public.


John said...

Marlene are they descendants of QV?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

No, they are not. There is some connection with the Earl Peel.

John said...

Too bad about the Blogger issue on Google. Not sure if you were kind enough to answer my question, whether the Prince is a descendant of Queen Victoria?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I did yesterday .. and he's isn't. He is apparently a friend of Lord Peel, and Harry did a hunting weekend there a few years ago.

GuiO said...

William Windsor, Duke of Cambridge is a grandson of a 7th cousin of Albrecht, Fürst zu Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg.