|all photos @"Svenja / Castleholic.com|
Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia and Ferdinand, Hereditary Prince of Leiningen were married today in Amorbach. The bride, the only daughter of the late Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia and his second wife, Ehrengard von Reden.
The new Hereditary Princess wore the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik tiara, first worn by her late grandmother, Grand Duchess Kira of Russia, who wore it when she married Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.
This was truly the grandest German wedding of the year. The guests included the bride's first cousin, Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and his wife, Sophie, and the groom's first cousins, the newly married Prince Ernst August of Hanover and his pregnant wife, Ekaterina, and Prince Christian of Hanover and his fiance, Alessandra de Osama.
It was truly a family event, as Grand Duchess Maria of Russia and her son, Grand Duke George, joined the celebrations. Grand Duchess Maria is a first cousin to the bride's late father, Prince Friedrich Wilhelm, and the groom's late father, Emich, Prince of Leiningen. Other guests included the Prince and Princess of Hohenzollern, the Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, Prince and Princess Victor of Isenburg, and the Prince of Schaumburg-Lippe and his girlfriend.
Victoria Luise is a double descendant of Queen Victoria through her grandparents, Kira and Louis Ferdinand. Her husband, Ferdinand, is a double descendant through his mother, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, whose grandmother, Princess Viktoria Luise, was the only daughter of the late Kaiser Wilhelm II, and through his father, a descendant of Grand Duchess Marie of Russia, who married the Prince of Leiningen. Kira and Marie were siblings.
The bride was named after her great-great aunt.
Thank you to Svenja for allowing me to publish several of her photos.
Please visit her blog, Confessions of a Castleholic, for her first-hand account of the wedding ...