Sunday, October 21, 2018

Duchess Sophie of Württemberg marries

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 Duchess Sophie of Württemberg, eldest child of  Duke Philipp and Duchess Marie Caroline of Württemberg, married Maximilien D'Andigne today in Tegernsee.

Duchess Sophie, 24,  wore a gown that belonged to her maternal grandmother, Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria (nee Countess Douglas).

More than 350 guests attended the wedding, which took place at the Schlosskirche at Schloss Tegernsee, the home of Sophie's maternal grandparents. The bride's parents were married at Tegernsee in 1991.

The Roman Catholic service was conducted in German, English, and French.

Guests at the wedding included members of both families:  Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria,  The Duke and Duchess of Württemberg,  the Hereditary Princess of Liechtensin the uncles and aunts of the bride, Erbprinzessin Sophie von Liechtenstein and her four children,  Duchess Helene in Bavaria and her partner, Sebastian Leiner,  Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria and her husband, Daniel Terberger, Duchess Anna in Bavaria and her husband, Andreas von Maltzahn (all the maternal aunts of the bride) the Princess of Waldburg zu Zeil and her daughters,  Duke Eberhard of Württemberg, Duke Michael and Duchess Julia of Württemberg,  and  Count and Countess Moritz on Goess (nee Duchess Fleur of Württemberg) Countess von Goess.   Duchess Marie, the widow of Duke Philipp's older brother, Duke Friedrich, who died earlier this year in a car crash,  was also at the wedding with her son.

 Other guests spotted by photographers and royal watchers included the Duke of Bavaria (the bride's great uncle,  Prince and Princess Leopold of Bavaria, Prince and Princess Manuel of Bavaria, the Prince and Princess of Quadt,  Princess Xenia and Princes Carl Philipp and Marc Emanuel of Croy, Count and Countess Keglevich,  Count Heinrich von Spreti,  Rosita, Duchess of Marlborough (sister of Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria), the Landgrave and Landgravine of Hesse,  The Hereditary Count & Countess of Koenigsegg-Aulendorf, Count Philipp of Koenigsegg-Aulendorf (the  Chief Protocol & Security Officer),  Katalin Landon (nee Esterhazy de Galantha), Hereditary Duke Alexander of Oldenburg and his two brothers,  Duke Philipp and Duke Anton and Count  Laszlo de Cosse-Brissac.

The Hereditary Prince of Liechtenstein and the Prince of Waldburg zu Zeil did not attend the wedding.

The reception was held at Schloss Tegernsee.  A ball was held in the evening.  The Princess of Waldburg zu Zeil (nee Duchess Mathilde of Württemberg) wore the Cambridge Lover's Knot Tiara that was a wedding gift to Princess Augusta of Hesse-Cassel in 1818, when she married Prince Adolphus, Duke of Cambridge.  She gave the tiara to her elder daughter, Princess Augusta, when she married in 1843 to Hereditary Grand Duke Friedrich Wilhelm of Mecklenburg-Strelitz.   Augusta gave the tiara to her granddaughter, Duchess Jutta of Mecklenburg-Strelitz, in 1899 when she married Crown Prince Danilo of Montenegro.

Jutta  may have sold the tiara at auction in the 1920s.    Christie's offered the tiara at an auction in Geneva in 1981.  The purchaser was the Mathilde's father-in-law,  Georg, Prince of Waldburg zu Zeil, who married Princess Marie Gabrielle of Bavaria, a paternal aunt of Duchess Sophie of Württemberg.

Maximilien, 29, is the son of Count Hervé d'Andigne and Marie Adélaïde de la Barre  de Nanteuil.   He is a Vice President at  Mitsui Bussan Commodities Ltd.

Sophie, who has a master's in Marketing Management from the University of Westminster, is the Marketing Coordinator at the Diligent Corporation.

The couple is based in London.

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5 comments:

Bob Turbyfill said...

A lovely bride.

Royal Travel and Events said...

The daughters of the late Duke Frierich Duchesses Marie Amélie and Sophie Dorothée also attended.

Jose Achue said...

In another blog, I saw a picture of princess Adelaide d'Orleans, second cousin of the bride, with her husband Eduard Crepy. I wonder if other relatives from their french connection attended the wedding or the recepcion.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Clotilde and Edouard Crepy attended the wedding as well, Jose. Adelaide is not married to Edouard.

Jose Achue said...

Thanks, Marlene. I realized right after I wrote the comment I had mistaken their names. Very Nice of you to answer my comment. I´d followed you and your blogs for years from Venezuela. Keep up the very thoughtfull and accurate work.