Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Princess Stephanie of Saxe-Coburg to wed in July

Princess Stephanie of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha will marry Jan Stahl in a civil ceremony at Schloss Friedenstein in Gotha on July 5.  The wedding will take place at noon.

The marriage in Schloss Friedenstein will be the first royal wedding in Gotha for more than 200 years.  The last marriage to take place at the baroque castle was on July 31, 1817, when Princess Luise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg married Duke Ernst I of Saxe-Coburg-Saafeld, the great-great-great-great-grandparents of Princess Stephanie.

Duke Ernst and Princess Luise were the parents of two sons, Ernst II, Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Prince Albert, the consort of Queen Victoria.    Albert and Victoria were first cousins as her mother,  Princess Victoire, was Duke Ernst I's sister.

HH Princess Stephanie Sibylla of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha is the eldest child and only daughter of HH Prince Andreas and his wife, Carin Dabelstein.  She was born at Hamburg on January 31, 1972.  She has two younger brothers,  Hereditary Prince Hubertus, who is married to American Kelly Rondesvedt, and Prince Alexander. 

Princess Stephanie and Jan Stahl, an engineer with BMW, have been a couple for several years.  This will be the first marriage for both, although Mr. Stahl has a son from a previous relationship.    He will celebrate his 50th birthday on September 1

The princess works as a muscle release therapist for horses and dogs and other animals.



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