|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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