Thursday, March 2, 2017

a noble engagement Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz -Croy

Altgrave Conrad Maria Stephan Norbert Benedikt zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz, 32, is engaged to marry  26-year-old Princess Rosalie Franziska Carolyn Marie-Eugenie of Croy.

The couple will marry on September 16, 2017.

Conrad, who works for Price Waterhouse Cooper in Munich, is the sixth and youngest child of the late Altgrave Niklas Hugo August Leopold Bonifatius Franz Eustachius Maria zu Salm-Reifferscheidt-Raitz and Countess Nathalie von Neipperg.   Rosalie is the youngest of three children of Prince Philippe of Croy and Duchess Margarete of Oldenburg.

The bride and groom have good family connections.  Princess Rosalie's mother, Duchess Margarete, is the daughter of Duke Peter of Oldenburg and Princess Gertrud of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg.    Margarete's first cousins include Christian, Duke of Oldenburg and Andreas, Prince of Leiningen.   The Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg is also a first cousin.

Rosalie was named for her great-grandmother, Rosalie von Heyden-Linden (1894-1942) who married Prince Anton Croy in 1922.

Conrad's mother is a first cousin of Hereditary Count Karl Eugen of Neipperg, heir apparent to his father, the Count of Neipperg, and who is married to Archduchess Andrea of Austria, eldest daughter of the late Archduke Otto.

The late Altgrave Niklas' mother was Princess Irene of Thurn und Taxis.


LarkspurBlossom said...

Marlene, what's the difference between a margrave and an altgrave?

Marlene Eilers Koenig said... has a good explanation.