Monday, July 20, 2020

Archduchess Eleonore marries racing car driver

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Archduchess Eleonore of Austria and Jerome d'Ambrosio were married today in a civil ceremony in Monaco.  Eleonore, 26, is the eldest of three children of Archduke Karl of Austria and Baroness Francesca von Thyssen-Bornemisza. 
Karl is the head of the former ruling house in Austria.

The couple had to change their wedding plans due to COVID-19.  They had planned to have their formal wedding, a Roman Catholic service, this year, but the plans have been put on hold until the pandemic restrictions are lifted.

Only close family members were present for the civil marriage, which is the legal marriage in most European countries.  The witnesses for the wedding were Archduchess Gloria, the bride's younger sister, and Jerome d'Ambrosio's sister, Olivia.  

A lunch, attended by family and friends, followed the wedding.  All of the guests were respectful of the social distancing requirements in Monaco.   Eleonore, a professional jewelry designer, and Jerome, a Formula E race car driver, met on a plane, three years ago, flying from London to Nice. 
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I cannot believe that this infant is now all grown up and married.

1 comment:

beulah said...

The newlyweds look very happy. Archduke Karl appears a little rough possibly from his recent battle with covid.