Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Joy for Vittorio Mazzetti d'Albertis

June 10, 2001
The marriage between Princess Filippa of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and Vittorio Mazetti d'Albertis was a joyous occasion.  The couple were married at Sayn on June 10, 2001.  Less than three months later,  Princess Filippa, a promising photographer, was killed in a car accident in England. 

Vittorio was devastated, and he remained close to his late wife's family.  In 2005, Vittorio married Viola Cattaneo.  This marriage ended in divorce, and was annulled in 2010.

It was announced earlier this week that Vittorio, 46, has married for a third time. On April 14th at Florence, he married Vienna-born Leonie Leibenfrost, a graphic designer based in Italy.  I'd like to think that Filippa played a role in bringing Vittorio and Leonie together.

Leonie is Filippa's second cousin and a childhood friend.  Both she and Vittorio are members of the board that runs the Stiftung Filippas Engel, which was established by Filippa's mother, the Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn after Filippa's death.

Leonie, 32, is the daughter of Franz Leibenfrost and Isabella von Jedina.   Isabelle's mother, Baroness Margarete Mayr von Melnhof, is the sister of Baroness Maria Anna Mayr von Melnhof, who is the mother of Alexander, the Prince of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn.   She studied graphic design at the Parsons School of Design in New York City.

I am sure the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn family is delighted by the news, too, as it contrasts with the current exploits of Filippa's former sister-in-law, Corinna.
A photo of Leonie.

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