Friday, January 10, 2014

Royal wedding: von Einseidel - France

More details concerning the upcoming wedding of Theresa von Einsiedel and Prince Francois d'Orléans were made public earlier today by the groom's mother, Princess Beatrice, who lives in Spain.

She spoke to a reporter from ABC, a daily newspaper,  and said the wedding will take place this coming summer outside Munich.  (Speculation is that Schloss Niederaichbach,  which belongs to the bride's maternal uncle, Prince Inigo) will be where the wedding takes place.

The Countess of Evreux, who has lived in Spain for more than thirty years, is very happy about the engagement.  She said Francois and Theresa met three years ago at ball in Vienna given by Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, one of Francois' many first paternal cousins.  Marie is the daughter of the Count of Paris and his first wife, Duchess Marie Therese of Württemberg, and is married to Prince Gundakar of Liechtenstein.

Beatrice describes Theresa as "Ideal.  She is like a daughter to me.  Her family comes from ancient Saxony, and she is like a delicate porcelain figurine from Saxony."

Next week, Princess Beatrice, who has lived apart for many from her husband, Prince Michel, will travel to Germany to help prepare for the wedding.

The wedding will take place during the summer holidays, allowing for Francois' oldest sister, Princess Clothilde, who lives in Florida, with her husband and family, to "celebrate the family reunion," said Princess Beatrice.

The couple will be married in the Roman Catholic church.  "Theresa is very religious and faithful, which is very important for the House of Orleans. "

Prince Francois has a much lower profile than his older brother, Prince Charles-Philippe, Duke of Anjou, who is married to Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo, Duchess of Cadaval.

Francois and his siblings grew up in Spain.  He studied at the College of the Sister;s of Saint-Chamond and at the French school in Madrid.  The final years of his secondary education (high school) were spent at an English Benedictine boarding school

Francois studied landscape design with his cousin, Princess Victoria of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies in Madrid, and then moved to Paris, where he worked with landscape designer Louis Benech, where they worked on the restoration of the gardens at the Tuileries.   Today, Prince Francois runs his own landscape design company in Paris, where he and Theresa will live after the wedding.

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