Thursday, July 31, 2014
New title for Prince Francois and Princess Theresa of Orléans
Prince Francois of Orléans was created Count of Dreux by his uncle, the Count of Paris, on the morning of his wedding to Theresa von Einsiedel.
Although no official announcement was made by the Count of Paris' office, the news appeared in the new issue of Point de Vue, which has TEN pages of wedding coverage.
The newlyweds will be styled TRH The Count and Countess of Dreux.
This second link has 75 photographs from the wedding. Two interesting couples in the photographs. Duchess Olga of Mecklenburg arm in arm with Prince Wilhelm Karl of Urach, the 23-year-old son, of Prince Karl Anselm and his former wife, Saskia Wüstof.
Prince Karl Anselm succeeded his uncle Prince Karl Gero, as Duke of Urach in 1981, as his father, Prince Eberhard, married to Princess Iniga of Thurn und Taxis, had died in 1969. Following his marriage to a commoner, Karl Anselm renounced his rights in favor of his younger brother, Wilhelm, who succeeded as Duke of Urach
The other photo shows Alexander Fairfax and Archduchess Elmerice of Austria, who have just announced their engagement.
Prince Wilhelm Karl and his younger brother, Prince Maximilan do not have dynastic rights. Duchess Olga, who was born in 1988, is the eldest child of Duke Borwin of Mecklenburg and Alice Wagner.
Another gleaned tidbit from the wedding. The bride's younger sister, Felicitas, is in a serious relationship with Alexander von Kempis, who was born November 14, 1992. He is the son of Andreas Eberhard von Kempis and New Mexican-born Beatrix von Thaden. Andreas' mother, Countess Johanna von Mensdorff-Pouilly, is a descendant of Count Emanuel von Mensdorff-Pouilly and Princess Sophie of Saxe-Coburg and Saafeld.