Saturday, September 16, 2017

A royal Marriage - Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia becomes the Hereditary Princess of Leiningen

all photos @"Svenja / 

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 descendant through his mother, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, whose grandmother, Princess Viktoria Luise, was the only daughter of the late Kaiser Wilhelm II.

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 ...


odile F said...

thank you for these very interesting articles, O learn a lot from them and even improve my English,

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

My pleasure said...

Was his Uncle who lost his inheritance come to the wedding ? Also is the uncle still serious with his pretension to Russia ?

In one of the photos of them walking down, i am curious to the couple behind the parents (Leiningen)..

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Have not seen photos of Karl Emich. Princess Olga of Leiningen and Count Otto zu Castell Rudenhausen

Unknown said...

It's remarkable that Prince George Friedrich was there, he battled the Bride's late father in court for nearly a decade over the Prussian inheritance. I suppose this means the Legitimist and Morganatic branches have reconciled.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Not really remarkable. The cousins came to his wedding. Viktoria Luise and her siblings had a difficult relationship with their father. The children had nothing to do with the battle, and their mother worked hard to keep a family connection