Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Royal engagement: Sapieha - Czetwertynski

Brazilian newspapers are reporting the engagement of Princess Paola Maria Sapieha and Prince Constantin Swiatopolk-Czetwertynski.   The couple are members of two Polish princely families, but neither live in Poland.

They actually live in Sao Paolo, Brazil, and plan to marry next year at the Cathedal in Petropolis.   Princess Paola, a stunningly gorgeous blonde, works as a model in Brazil, and Prince Constantin, a photographer, is known professionally as Tinko Czetwertynski.

Paola, born in 1983, is the daughter of Prince Jean Sapieha and Princess Cristina de Orléans-Braganza, one of six children of the late Prince Dom Pedro de Alcantara de Orléans-Braganza and Princess Maria de la Esperanza of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies.   Princess Cristina is a first cousin of King Juan Carlos of Spain, as their mothers were siblings.  Her sister, Maria da Gloria, was first married to Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia.   They have three sons,  Peter, Alexander and Philip, who are Paola's first cousin.

Prince Constantin is the son of Prince Michel, who once served as Belgium's ambassador to Brazil, and his first wife, Kristina Sigurdsson.    He was born at Brussels in 1978.


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