Tuesday, January 3, 2023

An engagement, a wedding and a separation

 Happy and sad news for the Royal House of Württemberg with the news of an engagement, a wedding date and a separation.

Duke Eberhard, the second son of the late Duke Carl of Württemberg got engaged late last year to Gaby Maier, the owner of the Hirsch Art Gallery in Aidlingen.  She was born in 1970 in Calw in Baden-Württemberg.

The future duchess states on her website that the "love and passion for painting have been with me since I could hold a pen."

This will be Duke Eberhard's second marriage.  His first marriage to Desiree Copf was dissolved by divorce in 2016, after only five years. They had one son, Duke Alexander Ferdinand Peter Mathias Maria who will turn 11 on January 19.   According to Duke Eberhard's website, his son has a "severe physical disability.


The date of the wedding has not been announced.


The Dowager Duchess Diane of Württemberg will host the wedding of her granddaughter, Duchess Amelie, and Baron Franz-Ferdinand von Feilitzsch at Schloss Altshausen in September. 

The religious wedding will take place on September 2 and the reception will take place in the castle.

Duchess Amelie is the daughter of the late Hereditary Duke Friedrich of Württemberg and Princess Marie of Wied.   Friedrich was killed in a car accident in May 2018. His eldest son, Duke Wilhelm, succeeded as head of the House of Württemberg following his grandfather, Duke Carl's death in 2022.

Duke Wilhelm is currently at university.  His uncle Duke Michael continues to run the estate until Wilhelm completes his education.

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 The widowed Hereditary Duchess Marie is leaving Schloss Friedrichshafen, her marital home, to move into a new home in Tegernsee, Bavaria

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 The rumors about the status of the marriage of the late Duke Carl's third son, Duke Philipp, and Duchess Marie Caroline in Bavaria have been confirmed.  The couple has officially separated.

They have been living apart for some years after the duchess discovered that her husband had been unfaithful for several years with the wife of a German nobleman.  This relationship is over, however.

The former managing director of Sotheby's Germany, Duke Philipp, and Duchess Marie were already separated when they attended the funeral of Philipp's father, Duke Carl in 2022.

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 Recently, Marie Caroline was seen in public with her companion, Rikolt Baron von Gagern, a German film producer.


Klara5555 said...

And who is the wife of this German nobleman? I didn't know they had been separated for years, they appeared in public together

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

I am not going to name the woman as the relationship is over. Philipp & Marie Caroline have been living apart for some years. I have known about but because it wasn't public, I could not write about it. Yes, they did put on a public face Marie Caroline and Rikholt have been together since at least early 2021 when I learned about it

Marc23 said...

I enjoyed reading one of Philipp's interviews with Birgit Freifrau von Heintze, wife of Florian Freiherr von Heintze:


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I enjoyed reading one of Philipp's interviews with Birgit Freifrau von Heintze, wife of Florian Freiherr von Heintze: