Sunday, June 30, 2019

Duchess Helene of Württemberg, Marchesa Pallavicini, Celebrates Her 90th Birthday

Duchess Helene of Württemberg

Yesterday, Duchess Helene of Württemberg celebrated her ninetieth birthday. The duchess was born on 29 June 1929 at Stuttgart as the first child of Duke Philipp of Württemberg (1893-1975) and his second wife Archduchess Rosa of Austria-Tuscany (1906-1983). Philipp was previously married to Rosa's sister Archduchess Helena of Austria-Tuscany (1903-1924), who died a few days after giving birth to the couple's only child, Duchess Marie Christine (b.1924). In addition to her older half-sister, Duchess Helene was joined by five younger siblings: Duke Ludwig (b.1930), Duchess Elisabeth (b.1933), Duchess Marie Thérèse (b.1934), Head of House Württemberg Duke Carl (b.1936), and Duchess Marie Antoinette (1937-2004).

Wedding of Duchess Helene of Württemberg and Marchese Federico Pallavicini

On 22 August 1961 at Althausen, Helene was civilly married to Marchese Federico Pallavicini (b.1924). The following day the couple were wed in a religious ceremony at Friedrichshafen. The groom had previously been married to Countess Maria Kinsky von Wchinitz und Tettau (1924-1960); Federico and Maria married in 1945 and divorced in 1949 after having had one son, Alexander (b.1946).


Marchesa Helene and Marchese Federico Pallavicini in 1997

(left to right) Princess Marie Christine of Liechtenstein, Prince Antonio of Bourbon Two-Sicilies, and Marchesa Helene Pallavicini at the celebrations for the 70th birthday of Duke Carl in 2006

The Württemberg siblings in 2006: (left to right) Marchesa Helene Pallavicini, Princess Marie Christine of Liechtenstein, Duke Carl of Württemberg, Princess Elisabeth of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Duke Ludwig of Württemberg

Helene of Württemberg and Federico Pallavicini have four children: Maria Cristina (b.1963), Antoinetta (b.1964), Gabriela (b.1965), and Gian-Carlo (b.1967).


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Archie Mountbatten-Windsor to be Christened This Coming Weekend

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It is widely being reported that Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor (b.8 May 2019), the only child of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, will be christened this coming Saturday, 6 July.

The christening is to take place in St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.

Source: Duke and Duchess of Sussex demand 'private' christening


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Saturday, June 29, 2019

Prince Joachim of Prussia and Countess Angelina zu Solms-Laubach Married in Spain


Prince Joachim and Princess Angelina of Prussia
The bride's parents Count Friedrich Ernest and Countess Sylvia zu Solms-Laubach with their granddaughter Georgina
The happy newlyweds! 

Prince Joachim of Prussia and Countess Angelina zu Solms-Laubach were married today at Majorca in the Church of Montes-Sion. The bride was escorted into the church by her father. The groom entered on the arm of his mother Princess Ehrengard of Prussia, second wife of the late Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia. 

Among the guests with Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia as well as Grand Duchess Maria of Russia, Grand Duke George of Russia, and George's partner Rebecca Bettarini. The groom's siblings were also present: Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia with his wife Princess Anna Catharina (née von Salza und Lichtenau) and Hereditary Princess Viktoria Luise of Leiningen (née Prussia) with her husband Hereditary Prince Ferdinand. Others in attendance included Prince Adalbert and Princess Eva Maria of Prussia, Prince Otto zu Castell-Rüdenhausen, and Princess Amelie zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg

Prince Joachim and Princess Angelina have one daughter, Georgina.

Rebecca Bettarini, Grand Duke George of Russia, Grand Duchess Maria of Russia

Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia

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Friday, June 28, 2019

Eurohistory Is Now On Instagram: Please Join Us There!

Exciting news: Eurohistory now has an official Instagram account. Please follow the account for news on Eurohistory's publications, updates on issues of the European Royal History Journal, and pictures from the Eurohistory Photo Collections. As always, Eurohistory appreciates your support - we are grateful that you are on the journey with us!


The Romanovs Arrive In Majorca for the Marriage of Prince Joachim of Prussia


Grand Duchess Maria of Russia and Grand Duke George of Russia have arrived in Majorca to attend the wedding of Prince Joachim of Prussia (b.1984), son of Princess Ehrenhard of Prussia (b.1943; née von Reden) and the late Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia (1939-2015), to Countess Angelina zu Solms-Laubach (b.1983), daughter of Count Friedrich Ernest zu Solms-Laubach (b.1940) and Baroness Sylvia von Podewils (b.1952). Joachim and Angelina's wedding will take place tomorrow, Saturday, 29 June. The couple have one daughter, Georgina (b.2018).

Also in Majorca is Rebecca Bettarini, who has been in a relationship with Grand Duke George for many years. If Rebecca attends the wedding of her partner's second cousin, this will be the first family event at which both Grand Duchess Maria and Rebecca have been present. It might be the sign of an imperial engagement on the horizon...

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Thursday, June 27, 2019

Interview with Prince Carlo and Princess Camilla, Duke and Duchess of Castro


In 2018, the Duke and Duchess of Castro gave an extensive interview in English to Dutch royal reporter Rick Evers.

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The couple spoke about their relationships with various reigning royal houses in Europe, especially the Belgian, Danish, and Dutch royal families. The Duke and Duchess of Castro along with their daughters reside between residences in France, Italy, and Monaco. Prince Carlo (b.1963) and Princess Camilla (b.1971; née Crociani) married at Monaco in 1998; Prince Albert II of Monaco was the witness for the bride at the wedding. Albert had originally introduced the couple in 1996.

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The Duchess of Castro emphasised the historic importance of the Bourbons of the Two Sicilies, as well as the duty that she believes her husband and daughters are called to fulfil by virtue of their birth. Princess Camilla explained that her late father-in-law, Prince Ferdinando, was greatly helpful in aiding her when she joined his family by explaining to her the intricate genealogical connections that the Bourbons of Two Sicilies share with the other European dynasties. The Duke of Castro noted how his family have close ties with the other royal families of Europe who descend from the Bourbons: the Royal Family of France, the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg, the Ducal Family of Parma, and the Royal Family of Spain.

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The duchess talked about the upbringing of her daughters Princess Maria Carolina and Princess Maria Chiara. The two princesses are educated by private tutors; this was an inevitability due to the fact that the family often travels abroad for extended periods, and the tutors are able to accommodate this lifestyle. The Duke and Duchess of Castro expressed a keen desire for both their daughters, and especially the eldest Maria Carolina, to eventually represent the dynasty in its charitable and philanthropic endeavours.


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Wednesday, June 26, 2019

Duke of Cambridge Says He Would Fully Support His Children If They Are Gay

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During a visit to the Albert Kennedy Trust (AKT), the Duke of Cambridge said that "I fully support whatever decision they make" if one of his three children realised that they were LGBT. Prince William went on to iterate that he would be worried about "pressures" that a royal child would face if they came out as LGBT. The Duke confirmed that he and the Duchess of Cambridge had discussed the issue recently, and that is was something that he had given more thought to after becoming a parent.


Prince William elaborated that: "It does worry me, from a parent point of view, how much, how many barriers, you know, hateful words, persecution, all that, discrimination, that might come. That's the bit that really troubles me."

Source: Prince William: 'I'd support my child if they were gay'


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Tuesday, June 25, 2019

The Duchess of Angoulême Celebrates Her Fiftieth Birthday

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On 25 June 1969, Marie-Liesse Claude Anne Rolande de Rohan-Chabot was born at Paris as the first child of Count Louis-Mériadec de Rohan-Chabot (b.1937) and his wife Princess Isabelle Marie Laurence Mathilde de Bauffremont-Courtenay (b.1944). Louis and Isabelle had married in 1968. Marie-Liesse was joined by five siblings: Thibault (b.1970), Eléonore (b.1973), Jacques (b.1976), Charles (b.1984), and Louis (b.1990).



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On 19 June 1999, Marie-Liesse de Rohan-Chabot and Prince Eudes d'Orléans, Duke of Angoulême, were wed in a civil ceremony at Dreux. During the ceremony, Eudes's paternal grandfather the Count of Paris died at home, aged ninety. The Countess of Paris was present for the civil service, along with her son Prince Henri, Count of Clermont, and her former daughter-in-law Princess Marie-Thérèse, Duchess of Montpensier (née Württemberg), these being the parents of Prince Eudes.

The Duke of Angoulême and his mother the Duchess of Montpensier

The Duchess of Angoulême and her father Count Louis de Rohan-Chabot

The Duke and Duchess of Angoulême with their families after their religious wedding

Eudes and Marie-Liesse were married in a religious service on 10 July 1999 at Antrain. The witnesses for the groom were his brother Prince Jean, Duke of Vendôme, his first cousin Prince Gennaro of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, and Monsieur Henri Lecharny. The witnesses for the bride were her mother Isabelle, her sister Eléonore, and Madame Florence Bouteiller.

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The Duke and Duchess of Angoulême have two children: Princess Thérèse (b.2001) and Prince Pierre (b.2003).


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Prince Carl Alexander of Hohenzollern Is Searching for Wife #4

Prince Carl Alexander of Hohenzollern

Carl Alexander at his childhood home
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Forty-eight year-old Carl Alexander has recently stated that he is on the lookout for a fourth wife. In 1991, the prince married Angela Stölzle (b.1942; who at one time was his father's mistress); the couple were divorced in 1997. In 2002, Carl Alexander wed Azlet Temurowski; their union was annulled after six weeks. Then, in 2012, the prince married Corinna Lello da Costa (b.1990; née Nehemie).

The wedding of Prince Emanuel of Hohenzollern and Princess Katharina of Saxe-Weimar in 1968
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Prince Emanuel of Hohenzollern and his cousin Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia
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Carl Alexander with his father Emanuel and his aunt Duchess Maria Margarete of Mecklenburg (née Hohenzollern)
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Prince Carl Alexander Franz Joseph Wilhelm Ernst Meinrad of Hohenzollern(-Emden) was born on 26 October 1970 at Hechingen. His ancestry is as royal as they come: his parents are Princess Katharina of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (b.1943) and the late Prince Emanuel of Hohenzollern (1929-1999), who married in 1968 and divorced in 1985. Carl Alexander has one sister, Princess Eugenia (b.1969).

Prince Franz Josef of Hohenzollern and Princess Maria Alix of Saxony on their wedding day

Prince Bernhard with his father Grand Duke Wilhelm Ernst of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach

Carl Alexander's paternal grandparents are Prince Franz Joseph of Hohenzollern-Emden (1891-1964) and Princess Maria Alix of Saxony (1901-1990). The prince's maternal grandparents are Princess Feliticas zu Salm-Horstmar (b.1920) and the late Prince Bernhard of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach (1917-1986). Carl Alexander is a first cousin once removed of Prince Michael, Head of House Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, and a second cousin of Prince Karl Friedrich, Head of House Hohenzollern. Carl Alexander has been estranged from his family for several decades due to his antics.

Sources:
Hohenzollern-Prinz Putzig sucht Ehefrau Nummer 4
Jetzt spricht Hohenzollern-Chef Karl Friedrich


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Monday, June 24, 2019

Princess Marie-Amélie d'Orléans Is Baptised

The Count and Countess of Dreux with their children
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Princess Marie-Amélie d'Orléans was baptised on 22 June in Bavaria. Her godmothers are Felicitas von Kempis and Alexandra von Luckner.

The princess is the second child of Prince François and Princess Theresa d'Orléans, Count and Countess of Dreux. Marie-Amélie was born at Mallorca on 8 February 2019. She joins an older brother, Prince Philippe (b.2017).

Prince François d'Orléans (b.1982) and Theresa von Einsiedel (b.1984) were married in 2014.

Source: Taufe ihrer kleinen Prinzessin


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The Current Prince Esterházy von Galántha And His Family




It has recently been made known that Prince Anton Esterházy von Galántha (b.1936) remarried in June 2013 to Svetlanta Nyikolajevna (b.1956). The couple have been together for fifteen years. Anton is the only child of Prince Antal Esterházy von Galántha (1903-k.i.a. 1944) and Countess Gabriella Apponyi de Nagy-Appony (1910-1986).

Prince Anton, Princess Ursula, and Prince Pál-Antal
Princess Ursula Esterházy von Galántha with Dr Georg Simnacher
Hereditary Prince Pál-Antal Esterházy von Galántha
In 1986, Prince Anton married Ursula König (b.1941). Later that year, the couple had their only child: Hereditary Prince Pál-Antal (b.1986). Anton and Ursula divorced in April 2013. Pál-Antal will eventually become the Head of the Princely House; he is the only living male member of the family aside from his father.

Princess Melinda Esterházy von Galántha

Since 2014, Prince Anton and his son have been plagued by a problem caused by the will of Princess Melinda (1920-2014; née Ottrubay), who was the widow of Anton's uncle Prince Pál Esterházy von Galántha (1901-1989). Princess Melinda was the sole beneficiary of her husband's will. Upon her death, perhaps at her nephew's insistence, she allowed the Esterházy fortune, estimated at around € 800 million, to pass into foundations controlled, not by the Esterházy family, but by her nephew, Stefan Ottrubay.


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Sunday, June 23, 2019

The Portuguese Infanta and the Blue-Blooded American Bachelor


In May 1934, the engagement was announced between Infanta Maria Antónia of Portugal (1903-1973) and Mr Sidney Ashley Chanler (1907-1994). The infanta was the daughter of Infante Miguel, Duke of Bragança (1853-1927), and his second wife Princess Marie Therese zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg (1870-1935). Mr Chanler was the son of Mr William Astor Chanler (1867-1934) and Mrs Beatrice Minerva Chanler (1881-1946; née Ashley); through his father, Ashley was a descendant of John Jacob Astor (1763-1848).

Infanta Maria Antónia of Portugal marries Mr Ashley Chanler

The couple were married on 13 June 1934 at Seebenstein, the Bragança family home near Vienna. Maria Antónia and Ashley settled in the United States after their wedding. A Harvard graduate, Ashley Chanler worked as a public relations executive. The Chanlers had three children: Mafalda (b.1935), Anthony (b.1938), and Robert (b.1941). The Chanlers divorced in 1948 and they received an annulment in 1954. Ashley Chanler went on to marry twice more and to have two further children. Maria Antónia never remarried.

Mafalda Chanler marries Count André Stenbock-Fermor

Of Maria Antónia and Ashley's children, only their daughter married and has issue. In January 1962, Mafalda Chanler wed Baron Emanuel von Pereira-Arnstein (1931-1976); the couple were divorced by the end of the year. In November 1967, Mafalda married Count André Stenbock-Fermor (b.1926). From this union, Infanta Maria Antónia of Portugal and Mr Ashley Chanler had two grandchildren: Count Alexis (b.1968) and Countess Xenia (b.1969). 

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Saturday, June 22, 2019

On This Day In History: The Death of Queen Marie of Yugoslavia

Queen Marie of Yugoslavia in Paris at the 25th commemoration of the death of her husband (1959)
On 22 June 1961, Queen Marie of Yugoslavia died in London at the age of sixty-one. She was survived by her three sons: King Peter II, Prince Tomislav, and Prince Andrej. The queen had been a widow since the assassination of her husband King Alexander I of Yugoslavia in 1934.

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Marie, known as Mignon, was the daughter of King Ferdinand I of Romania and the colourful Queen Marie (née Saxe-Coburg and Gotha). Her siblings included King Carol II of Romania, ex-Queen Elisabeta of the Hellenes, and Archduchess Ileana of Austria. Her brother Prince Nicholas married twice and left no children; her youngest brother Prince Mircea died as a child.


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On This Day In History: The Birth of Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha




On 22 June 1912 at Schloß Callenberg, Princess Caroline Mathilde Helene Ludwiga Auguste Beatrice of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha made her entrance into the world. Known as "Calma" en famille, the princess was the fourth child and second daughter of Duke Carl Eduard of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (1884-1954) and Duchess Viktoria Adelheid (1885-1970; née Schleswig-Holstein). Calma had three brothers and one sister: Johann Leopold (1906-1972), Sibylle (1908-1972), Hubertus (1909-1943) and Friedrich Josias (1918-1998).

Princess Caroline Mathilde of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha marries Count Friedrich-Wolfgang zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

Calma of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha was married three times. In 1931, she wed Count Friedrich-Wolfgang zu Castell-Rüdenhausen (1906-k.i.a. 1940); the couple had three children before divorcing in 1938. In the same year as her divorce, Calma remarried Max Schnirring (1895-k.i.a. 1944), with whom she had three further children before becoming a widow. Lastly, in 1948, Calma wed Karl Otto Andrée (1912-1984): the couple were divorced in 1949.



Princess Caroline Mathilde died on 5 September 1983, aged seventy-one. She was a great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom. Her nephew Prince Andreas is the current Head of House Saxe-Coburg and Gotha.

Much more about Princess Calma and her family can be found in Eurohistory's book on the dynasty: The Coburgs of Europe

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Friday, June 21, 2019

Update: Greek Royal Family Issues Statement, King Is OK, False Reports In Media

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The Greek Royal Family has issued a statement denying that King Constantine II was ever hospitalised. A spokesman said: "His Majesty King Constantine is in good health and is not in the hospital as the tabloids have published, if so, he would have made an official statement from his office." Numerous outlets in the Greek media had falsely reported that King Constantine II of Greece was admitted to hospital.

The King might be able to identify with this quip: "Rumours of my death have been greatly exaggerated."

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A Belated Happy Birthday to Twin Princes Dimitri and Michel of Yugoslavia



On 18 June 1958, twins Prince Dimitri and Prince Michael "Michel" of Yugoslavia were born at Boulogne-sur-Seine to Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (1924-2016) and his first wife Princess Maria Pia of Savoy (b.1934). Their parents had married in a grand Gotha celebration at Cascais on 12 February 1955. Alexander and Pia divorced in 1967: Alexander went on to marry Princess Barbara of Yugoslavia (b.1942) in 1973, and Pia went on to wed Prince Michel of Bourbon-Parma (1926-2018) in 2003. Dimitri and Michel are the elder brothers of three half-siblings: the youngest of which, Prince Dushan of Yugoslavia, arrived in 1977.

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Prince Dimitri has worked as a jewellery designer for many years. He creates distinct and unique pieces that rely on his keen eye for all things beautiful, elegant, and timeless. The prince lives in New York City.

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Prince Michel studied at the European Business School in Paris. For some years, Michel worked in real estate. He now pursues his gift for photography.

For more on Prince Dimitri, please visit this link: Prince Dimitri

For more on Prince Michel, please visit this link: Michel de Yugoslavie - Photographie


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Thursday, June 20, 2019

The Duchess of Gloucester Celebrates Her 73rd Birthday

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Today the Duchess of Gloucester celebrates her seventy-third birthday.

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The duchess was born Birgitte Eva Henriksen on 20 June 1946 at Odense, Denmark. She is the daughter of lawyer Asger Preben Wissing Henriksen (1903-1984) and Vivian Vibeke Jeanne Fritze van Deurs (1914-1982). When her parents separated in 1966, Birgitte adopted her mother's surname as her own. In 1971, Birgitte went to work at the Danish Embassy in London.



On 9 July 1972, Birgitte van Deurs married Prince Richard of Gloucester (b.1944) at St Andrew's Church, Barnwell, Northamptonshire. The groom's brother, Prince William, served as best man; the wedding was attended by the Queen Mother, the Prince of Wales, and the Princess Margaret, among others. Six weeks after the wedding, Prince William of Gloucester was killed in a plane crash.

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Upon the death of his father in 1974, Prince Richard succeeded as Duke of Gloucester. The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester have proven discreet and reliable representatives of the Royal Family. The couple have three children: a son, Alexander, Earl of Ulster, and two daughters, Lady Davina and Lady Rose.

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

EUROHISTORY: The Royal House of Bavaria...Shipped and Shipping!

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Liechtenstein: Prince Eugen turns 80!



Earlier this year, on March 20, Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein turned 80 years-old. His family will gather and celebrate his birthday later in June!

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Prince Eugen was born in Mährisch-Sternberg, an estate owned by his father, Prince Johannes (1910-1975), who married Countess Karoline von Ledebur-Wichelm (1912-1996) at Mariaschein, Bohemia, in November 1936.

Once settled after their marriage, Prince Johannes and Princess Karoline set about building a family of their own. Four children would arrive in due time: Maria Eleonore (1937-2002), Eugen (b. 1939), Abrecht (1940-2017), and Barbara (b. 1942).

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From the left: Prince Albrecht, Prince Eugen, Prince Monica (in first communion dress),
Princess Marie (Marizza), and Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein.
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Princess Marie Eleonore, Prince Albrecht, Princess Karoline holding Princess Barbara,
and Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein.
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It is worth mentioning that Prince Johannes was the third son and namesake of Prince Johannes (1873-1959) who was married to Countess Marie Andrássy von Czik-Szent-Király u, Krasna-Horka (1886-1961), a lively lady who made the old imperial capital's rumor mill work at full speed. Her granddaughter Princess Barbara of Yugoslavia described her as, "naughty, trouble-prone grandmama!" Interestingly, Prince Johannes Sr. was one of the siblings of Prince Aloys, who married Archduchess Elisabeth of Austria (a half-sister of Archduke Franz Ferdinand of Austria-Este). They in turn were the parents of Prince Franz Joseph II of Liechtenstein, the late father of the current reigning prince, Hans-Adam II. Prince Johannes Jr., therefore, was a first cousin of Prince Franz Joseph II. Coincidentally, and increasing the proximity of Prince Johannes Jr.'s branch to the senior line of the Liechtenstein dynasty, his wife Princess Karoline's eldest sister, Countess Henriette (1910-2002) married Count Ferdinand Kinsky v. Wchinitz u.Tettau (1907-1969). Their daughter, Marie-Aglaé married Prince Hans-Adam II of Liechtenstein, the principality's current sovereign prince.

Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein, Princess Anna of Liechtenstein, Prince Johannes of Liechtenstein, Princess Valerie and Prince Dushan of Yugoslavia, Princess Barbara of Yugoslavia (née Liechtenstein, Princess Maria Theresia of Liechtenstein (nee Goëß), and Count Alexander Kottulinsky. (Beware of using these images without permission!)

Due to Czechoslovakia falling under Soviet control, the Liechtensteins lost all their property there. Prince Johannes and Princess Karoline were forced to pack just their essentials before heading to Austria with their four children in tow. They embarked on this dangerous trek in a bus that Prince Franz Joseph II had sent to Czechoslovakia to collect expelled relations. The Czech government was brutal and irrational when dealing with many of the old Austro-Hungarian aristocracy. In the end, many of them settled in and around Vaduz, the capital of the family's principality, or around Austria.

Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein and Countess Maria Theresia von Goëß on their wedding day, Ebenthal, 27 July 1968.
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Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein and Countess Maria Theresia von Goëß on their wedding day, Ebenthal, 27 July 1968. His mother Princess Karoline walking behind them.
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Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein and Countess Maria Theresia von Goëß on their wedding day, Ebenthal, 27 July 1968.
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Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein and Countess Maria Theresia von Goëß on their wedding day, Ebenthal, 27 July 1968, with Prince Johannes Jr. and Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein.
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Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein and Countess Maria Theresia von Goëß on their wedding day, Ebenthal, 27 July 1968.
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After obtaining a degree in forestry engineering in Vienna, it came time for Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein to find a spouse. He chose Countess Maria Theresia von Goëß. Born in Ebenthal, Austria, in May 1945, as the first child of Count Leopold-Zeno von Goëß and of his wife Countess Theodora (Dora) Kottulinsky, a first cousin of the late Countess of Paris, Isabelle d'Orléans-Bragança. In fact, Dora Kottulinsky's father was born Count Karl Kunata Dobrzensky v.Dobrzenicz, but assumed the title of Count Kottulinsky von Kottulin und Dobrzenicz in 1905 after being adopted by his aunt Theodora, Countess Kottulinsky v. Kottulin. Count Karl Kunata was married to Countess Maria Theresia von Meran, a Habsburg descendant. The Kottulinskys owned a vast estate named Chotebor, a property located southeast of Prague. Needless to mention, all these estates were lost when Czechoslovakia fell behind the Iron Curtain.

Prince Eugen married Countess Marie Theresia in Ebenthal, Austria, in July 1968. The couple had four children: Johannes (b. 1969), married to Countess Kinga Károlyi de Nagy-Károly (b. 1973); Anna (b. 1970), who married her second cousin Count Alexander Kottulinsky (b. 1967); Marie (b. 1974), married to Count Ferdinand v.u.zu Trauttmansdorf-Weinsberg (b. 1970); and Sophie (b. 1984), married to Count Clemens Hoyos (b. 1981). Their children have provided Prince Eugen and his wife more than a dozen grandchildren, with yet another grandchild on the way.

Prince Eugen and Princess Maria Theresia of Liechtenstein.
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As his father had lost all property in Czechoslovakia, Prince Eugen and his siblings had to build their own lives. Eugen worked for a forestry conglomerate, Stanley Bostich, for more than 40 years. When not at work, he could be found hunting, his true and real passion. "If he could, my brother would hunt every day...he is a great shot and simply loves the sport," remembers his sister Princess Barbara. "He hunts, travels, spends time with his children...they form a loving family circle, loves the grandchildren as well...can you imagine, his children all married wonderfully, something that doesn't often happen nowadays, and they are all so loving, specially to their old aunt."

Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein at the wedding of his sister Princess Barbara to
Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.
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Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein at the wedding of his sister Princess Barbara to
Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia.
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Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia and Princess Barbara of Liechtenstein at their civil wedding
in Paris, November 1973. To Princess Barbara's left are Prince Emanuel, Prince Eugen and his father Prince Johannes of Liechtenstein Jr., who is holding a walking stick.
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Of the three siblings of Prince Eugen one remained unmarried, while the younger married: Princess Maria Eleonore was unmarried; Prince Albrecht married morganatically Tamara Nyman, who was created Baroness von Landskron (div. 1971) https://eurohistoryjournal.blogspot.com/2019/06/throw-back-thursday-marriage-in-las.html ; and Barbara, who in 1973 married Prince Alexander of Yugoslavia (1924-2016).

Prince Eugen, Princess Barbara, and Prince Albrecht, Moosburg, 2009.
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Prince Michel, Princess Valerie, Prince Dushan, Princess Barbara, Crown Prince Alexander, and Crown Princess Katherine of Yugoslavia; Princess Maria Theresia and Prince Eugen of Liechtenstein; Princess Danica and Prince Philip of Yugoslavia, Topola, Serbia, 2019.
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