Monday, August 31, 2015

Civil wedding: Prince Georg-Constantin of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and Olivia Page

Prince Georg-Constantin of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach married London-born Olivia Rachelle Page in a civil ceremony on Saturday.  The wedding took place at Weimar.   The wedding was officiated by Mayor Stefan Wolf, who conducted the service in English as the bride does not speak Germany.

According to the local newspaper, the ceremony was delayed by 15 minutes as the bride was late.   Miss Page has a severe fear of flying so she took the train from London, and the train was delayed getting to Weimar.

Prince Constantin and his new wife both were in London's financial sector, where he specializes in renewable energy projects.  The couple met in July 2011 at the "Last Night of the Proms," a summer concert series in London's Hyde Park.

Prince Constantin Friedrich Wilhelm Johannes of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach is the second and youngest child of Prince Wilhelm Ernst Emich Georg Rudolf and his former wife,  Eva Kovarcz.   Prince Georg-Constantin was born at Munich on April 13, 1977.  He has an older sister, Princess Désirée, who married Count Florian von und zu Hoensbroech.

Constantin is second in line in the Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach succession.  His father's first cousin, Prince Michael, is the head of the family.  He has only one daughter, Princess Leonie, who cannot succeed her father.  Thus, the succession will pass first to Prince Wilhelm (1943), and then Prince Georg-Constantin.

Prince Constantin, 38 has lived in England for more than 25 years.  He received his degree from the University of St. Andrews.  He first visited Weimar in 1986.  Princess Olivia, 35, is a former model.

He is known as Constantin Sachsen-Weimar.

The religious wedding was to have taken place on September 5 in London has been postponed until 2016, as Olivia's father, Christopher, is seriously ill.  Her mother, Corinne (nee Massey) did attend the civil ceremony as did Prince Michael of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach.  The groom's 95-year-old grandmother, Princess Felicitas (nee Salm-Hortsmar).

A reception was held at Schloss Ettersburg, where the menu featured vegetable souople, salmon, roast beef, zabaglione with berries, and beer from the Prince of Wrede's brewery.

The couple's civil marriage was blessed in a private ceremony in the castle's chapel.


phoebes in santa fe said...

Wow! Is he gorgeous! Love the beard.

Violetta Wiernicka said...

Dear Marlene, correct me if I am wrong but it seems to me that Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach family was on the way to die out. Does this marriage mean that the family provided that Georg-COnstatine has children that this risk has been reduced? Thanks for your reply.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Violetta, Constantin and Olivia need one son to go another generation. Michael, Wilhelm and Constantin are the last male heirs.