Thursday, October 18, 2012

The marriages of the daughters of Grand Duke Wilhelm

Grand Duchess Charlotte was the first marry.  She married Prince Felix of Bourbon-Parma on November 6, 1919.

Even before the end of the first world war, there were reports that Princess Antonia, the fourth daughter, would marry the widowed Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria.  As Luxembourg was occupied by Germany during the first world war, it seemed improbable that the princess would ever marry the heir to the Bavarian throne.

The marriage finally took place on April 7, 1921 at Schloss Hohenberg.

The youngest of the six sisters, Princess Sophie, married five days after Antonia.  She wed Prince Ernst Heinrich of Saxony, second son of King Friedrich August III.

Princess Elisabeth married Prince Ludwig Philipp of Thurn und Taxis at Schloss Hohenberg on November 14, 1922.  Prince Ludwig Philipp was the 3rd son of the Albrecht, the 8th Prince of Thurn und Taxis and Archduchess Margarete of Austria.

engagement photo with Duke Philipp of Württemberg

After a broken engagement with Duke Philipp of Württemberg,  Princess Hilda did not marry until 1930.  Her husband was Prince Adolf, 10th Prince of Schwarzenberg.  They were married at Colmer Berg on October 29, 1930.

All the photos come from my private collection.

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