Saturday, December 29, 2018

Exclusive :A Princely engagement

The engagement between HSH Princess Flaminia of Hohenzollern and Baron   Baron Károly (Karl) von Stipsicz de Ternova was announced this morning (December 29) by the couple's parents.

The proposal took place yesterday in St. Anton, Austria.

HSH Princess Flaminia Pia Eilika Stephanie of Hohenzollern is the third of four children of HSH Karl, Prince of Hohenzollern and his first wife, Countess Alexandra Schenk von Stauffenberg.  She has two older siblings,  Hereditary Prince Alexander and Princess Philippa and a younger sister, Princess Antonia.

The Princess is a Berlin-based costume designer.  She has a Level 4 Diploma in Art and Design Foundation Studies from the Cambridge School of Visual and Performing Arts and a Bachelor's Degree in Costume Design from the Wimbledon College of Art.   She received the latter degree in 2016.

Flamina was born in Munich on January 9,  1992.

Baron Karl is second of four children of Baron Károly (Karl) Ferenc Maria von Stipsicz and Elisabeth Bettina Lohner.   He was born Károly Lászlo András on June 13, 1990 at Vienna.  His older brother Ferenc (Franz) was married on August 25 in St Florian, Austria, to HSH Princess Paula of Auersperg.   His younger siblings, Baron Otto and Baroness Franziska are twins.

Baron Karl is a Business Development Specialist with Oracle in Dublin, Ireland.  He joined the firm earlier this month.  He has a Master of Science in Management, Economics and Consumer Studies from Wageningen Universiteit en Researchcentrum and a BA in Business, Management, Economics and Finance from Universita Commerciale "Luigi Bocconi."

Karl's father, Karl, is the sixth and youngest child of Baron Károly (Karl  Henrik Jozsef István von Stipsicz de Ternova (1910-1972) and Countess Katharina (Katalin) Bethelen de Bethelen (1924).

Princess Flaminia is a descendant of Queen Victoria. 

Victoria - Alfred -Victoria Melita - Maria - Margarita - Karl Friedrich - Flaminia

The Prince of Hohenzollern maintains his official office at Schloss Sigmaringen, but he and his second wife, Katharina, live at Josefslust House on the family's hunting estate, Krauchenwies.   Since their divorce in 2010,  Alexandra Prinzessin von Hohenzollern has lived in Schloss Krauchenwies, also on the hunting estate.

Baron Karl grew up in Budapest and Vienna, as his parents have residences in both cities. His mother also has a residence in St. Anton am Alberg.

He is fluent in German, English, Dutch, Russian and Hungarian.

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