Saturday, May 20, 2023

Prince Ludwig and Sophie are married


There was a bit of drama earlier today at the Theatinerkirche in Munich where Princess Sophie-Alexandra suffered a "brief attack of weakness" after she said yes.

According to the German newspaper Bild, "the bride fell backward, and the groom caught her.  The groomsmen rushed over.  We are glad she felt well again straight away.

Prince Leopold "Poldi," of Bavaria, 79, offers the bride glucose, cola, actually.  Sophie takes a sip of the sugary soda and is soon back on her feet.

The 33-year-old bride and her new husband were beaming when they left the church.

Sophie and her father arrived at the church in a vintage 1955 Pullman 505

Bavarian Prime Minster Markus Söder commented about Prince Ludwig: "He looks like King Ludwig I, but he won't be able to spend that much money.  The Wittelsbachers have always been smart and supple. We gave him a limited-edition Bavarian backpack with Bavarian specialties because he likes hiking in Kenya."   He added: “First of all, you are happy when two people get married. The Wittelsbacher are very special for us Bavarians, they stand for tradition. They were a moderate royal family, they are associated with art and culture, so the Bavarians still like the Wittelsbach family.”

There were large crowds outside the church to watch the arrivals and departures of the bridal party, their families, and guests.

The groom's father. Prince Leopold was asked about the public's interest.  He told Bild: "Our family ruled for years. Until 1918. Why not celebrate that? It's also about tradition. And that is important!”

Unfortunately, the Getty photos of the wedding do not have an embedding code for bloggers so I cannot use their photos. 

The bridal children’s garments were based on this portrait of Leopold‘s great uncle Prince Heinrich of Bavaria

 At the bottom of the article, I have included several links to articles with photos.

The guest list included:  Prince Adalbert and Princess Sandra of Bavaria, Duke Franz of Bavaria and his partner Thomas Greinwald, Prince Louis of Luxembourg, Prince Manual and Princess Anna of Bavaria, the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Liechtenstein, Princess Felipa of Bavaria and Christian Dienst,  Count and Countess Leopold Fugger von Babenhausen, The Prince of Thurn und Taxis and his sister, Princess Elisabeth,  Prince Wolfgang and Princess Tatiana of Bavaria, Margareta, Custodian of the Crown and Prince Radu of Romania, Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria, the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duchess Elisabeth of Bavaria and Daniel Terberger, Archduke Georg and Archduchess Eilika of Austria, the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Leiningen,  The Duke of Croy and the Hereditary Prince of Croy, The Prince of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg,  Prince Dominik of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg,  Duke and Duchess of Braganza, and  two children, Afonso Francisca (and her fiancé)  he Prince of Waldburg zu Zeil, Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia, the Prince and Princess of Oettingen-Wallerstein, the Prince and Princess of Ligne, the Prince and Princess of Hannover, Prince Paul and Princess Franziska Esterhazy, Prince Viktor and Princess  Jungeun Anes Lee of Isenberg, Princess Anunciata of Liechtenstein and Emanuele Musini, the margrave and Margravine of Baden,  the Dowager Margravine of Baden,  the Princess of Hesse, Princess Henriette of Bayern, Prince Ferdinand and Princess Auguste of Lippe,  Prince Henri and Princess Gabriella of Bourbon-Parma,  Prince Francois and Princess Theresa of Orléans, among others.

All photos courtesy of Haus Bayern

and here are photos from Getty


Andrea said...

Maybe there is a child in the way?
The bride has troubles with her health.

What wounderful pictures.



Andrea said...

Afonso , you mean Alfonso?
He Prince of Waldburg-Zeil, yiu mean the Prince of Waldburg-Zeil?

Christina O. said...

Thank you Marlene, and Haus Bayen, for these gorgeous photos. Including the reference portrait for the children's attire of Prince Heinrich of Bavaria was extremely interesting.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Andrea he is POrtuguese ...and his name is AFONSO No L