Saturday, August 27, 2011

Other royal news for August 27th

The memorial service for the late 12th Duke of Arenberg took place today at the Notre-Dame au Sablon in Brussels,  Belgium.   This meant that the new Duke and Duchess of Arenberg were unable to attend the wedding of the duchess' first cousin, Princess Sophie of Isenburg, to Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia.

Princess Alice of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein and Prince Christian of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg were scheduled to marry today, but the wedding has been postponed due to the illness of Princess Alice's mother, Franziska.

Princess Alice, who was born in 1978, is the third of five children of the 9th Prince of Hohenlohe-Bartenstein and his wife, the former Princess Franziska of Oettingen-Oettingen und Oettingen-Spielberg.

Prince Christian is the elder son of Prince Christian of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and his second wife, Judit Martonffy-Dudutz, a member of the Hungarian nobility. 

The couple were married in a civil ceremony at Schrozberg on August 26.

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