Sunday, February 8, 2015

A noble wedding: von Neipperg & de Limburg-Stirum

Countess Caroline von Neipperg and Count Philippe de Limburg-Stirum at the wedding of Theresa von Einseidel and HRH Prince Francois d'Orléans  @Marianne van Dam

Countess Caroline (full name Maria Caroline Marita Therese) von Neipperg (1986) is engaged to marry Count Philippe Count de Limburg Stirum (1985), son of Count Christian de Limburg Stirum and Countess  Colienne d'Oultremont.

The wedding will take place on May 23, 2015, at  Saint-Emilion, France, where the bride-to-be's parents, Count and Countess Stephan von Neipperg, own a winery.   Countess Stephan was born Baroness Sigweis von Stotzingen.

Count Philippe is the younger brother of Count Rudolphe de Limburg-Stirum, who is married to Archduchess Marie Christine of Austria.

Count Stephan is the 5th child of Josef Hubert, Count of Neipperg, and his first wife, Countess Maria of Ledeburg-Wicheln.   His eldest brother, Hereditary Count Karl, is married to Archduchess Andrea of Austria, daughter of the late Archduke Otto, who was the head of the imperial house until his death.  (Archduchess Marie Christine is a granddaughter of Otto's younger brother, Archduke Carl Ludwig.)

Count Philippe served in the Belgian Air Force.  He is now an Associate at Deutsche Bank in Amsterdam.   He has a Master of Science in Mathematical Engineering from the Royal Military Academy.   

Countess Caroline works as a Fuel Price at TOTAL Supply Marketing in France.  Before transferring to the French office, Caroline worked as a Diversification Advisor in North East Africa (Kenya and Uganda.)  She earned a Masters in Management, Economics and Finance from ESCP Europe.  Her master's thesis concentrated on the bond market in the Islamic financial system.

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