Wednesday, October 30, 2019

Watch The New Documentary On The Duchy Of Cornwall Under The Vision Of Prince Charles


"A new two-part documentary series about the Duchy of Cornwall will be broadcast on ITV at 9pm on Thursday 24th October and Thursday 31st October. Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall celebrates The Prince of Wales’ 50th working year as The Duke of Cornwall, overseeing the historic Duchy of Cornwall estate. The programme follows staff and tenants and includes exclusive interviews with The Prince of Wales as well as featuring The Duchess of Cornwall and The Duke of Cambridge.

The series offers unprecedented insight into this unique Royal estate which was established in 1337 to provide an income to The Heir to Throne. Today it covers more than 130,000 acres across 23 counties, touching coast, countryside and city. Under the stewardship of the current Duke of Cornwall, the estate has been transformed into a thriving business which not only supports The Prince’s family and charitable work but also reflects his social and environmental values.

The production team spent one year filming every aspect of the day-to-day running of the estate from Kennington in London to the Isles of Scilly. They met young families beginning a new life on one of the Duchy’s starter farms and visited new developments like Nansledan which, over the next 50 years, will evolve into a community of more than 4,000 homes with 30% affordable housing. The documentary also reveals some unlikely Duchy holdings in the form of the Oval Cricket Ground and Dartmoor Prison as well as showing viewers what is being done to nurture and improve the estate for future generations.
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Source: Prince Charles: Inside the Duchy of Cornwall


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Tuesday, October 29, 2019

Prince Constantine-Alexios of Greece and Denmark Celebrates His 21st Birthday

Tino of Greece 

Today Prince Constantine-Alexios, the eldest son and second child of Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Crown Princess Marie Chantal (née Miller), marks his twenty-first birthday.



The prince was born at Weill Cornell Medical Center in New York City on 29 October 1998. "Tino" was christened into the Greek Orthodox faith at St. Sophia's Cathedral in London on 15 April 1999. His godparents are Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia, Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, King Felipe VI of Spain, the Duke of Cambridge. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Princess Alexandra zu Fürstenberg, and Doris Robbs. 



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Constantine is the eldest male-line grandson of King Constantine II of Greece and Queen Anne Marie. He currently attends Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. His maternal first cousin, Princess Talita zu Fürstenberg, is a fellow pupil.


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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Two New Medical Doctors of Royal Descent: Mirko of Bulgaria and Charles Crépy

Dr. Mirko Sajonia-Coburgo
Prince Mirko of Bulgaria (b.1995), the son of Prince Kubrat of Bulgaria, himself the third son of King Simeon II of Bulgaria and Queen Margarita, and of Princess Carla (née Royo-Villanova y Urrestarazu), recently received his MD from the Universidad de Navarre. Known as Mirko Sajonia-Coburgo, the prince completed rotations at the Royal Brompton Hospital in London, where Mirko focused on thoracic surgery. Prince Mirko has also dedicated his time as a volunteer with the Sovereign Military Order of Malta (SMOM).

Dr. Charles Crépy
Monsieur Charles Crépy (b.1996), the son of Princess Clotilde d'Orléans, herself the daughter of Prince Michel d'Orléans, Count of Évreux, and Princess Béatrice (née Pasquier de Franclieu), and of Monsieur Edouard Crépy, recently obtained his MD from Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia. Charles Crépy had previously studied Molecular and Cellular Biology at John Hopkins University in Maryland. Charles is the great-grandson of Prince Henri and Princess Isabelle d'Orléans, the Count and Countess of Paris.

King Louis Philippe I and Queen Marie-Amélie of the French
Mirko of Bulgaria and Charles Crépy are fifth cousins once removed. Their common descent is from King Louis Philippe of the French (1773-1850) and Queen Marie-Amélie (1782-1866; née Bourbon-Two Sicilies).

Prince August Ludwig and Princess Clémentine of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Mirko is a great-great-great grandson of Princess Clémentine d'Orléans, who married Prince August Ludwig of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha: Clémentine and August Ludwig were the parents of King Ferdinand of Bulgaria, the great-great grandfather of Prince Mirko.

The Duke and Duchess of Orléans with their sons Prince Philippe and Prince Robert
Charles Crépy is a great-great-great-great grandson of Prince Ferdinand d'Orléans, Duke d'Orléans, who married Duchess Helene of Mecklenburg-Schwerin: Ferdinand and Helene were the grandparents of Prince Jean d'Orléans, Duke of Guise, who married his first cousin Princess Isabelle d'Orléans. Jean and Isabelle were the parents of Charles Crépy's great-grandfather, Prince Henri, Count of Paris, who married Princess Isabelle of Orléans-Braganza: Henri and Isabelle were the grandparents of Charles' mother Princess Clotilde.


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Friday, October 25, 2019

Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, Future Queen of the Belgians, Marks Her Eighteenth Birthday








Today, Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant, celebrated her eighteenth birthday at the Royal Palace in Brussels. The future Belgian queen was joined by her parents, King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians, as well as by her siblings; Elisabeth's grandparents King Albert II and Queen Paola were also present in addition to her uncle, Prince Laurent. To mark the attainment of her majority, Princess Elisabeth was granted the Grand Cross of the Order of Leopold I by her father, King Philippe. The princess delivered a speech, during which she spoke the following words: "These 18 years have been filled with many rewarding moments that have made me the person I am today. I realize that I still have a lot to learn. I will also focus on that in the coming years: trying to understand the world better - and helping to improve it, by giving the best of myself. The country can count on me. My family has always been there to support and encourage me. Together we are a strong team. Thanks mom for your presence and your listening ear. Thanks dad for your trust. I know I can always count on you."




The first child of the King and Queen, Princess Elisabeth Theresia Maria Helena of Belgium was born on 25 October 2001 at Anderlecht, Brussels. She was baptized on 9 December 2001 in the chapel of Ciergnon Castle by Cardinal Godfried Danneels, Archbishop of Mechelen-Brussels. Elisabeth's godparents are Archduke Amedeo of Austria-Este, Prince of Belgium (her paternal first cousin), and Countess Hélène d'Udekem d'Acoz (her maternal aunt).




The Duchess of Brabant is currently a student at UWC Atlantic College in Wales, where she will  complete the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme in May 2020. To mark her eighteenth birthday, three photographs of the Duchess of Brabant were released by the Royal Family of Belgium. The images were taken at the Château de Laeken.


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Wednesday, October 23, 2019

Nicholas of Romania Establishes Charitable Organisation To Promote Royal History and Environmental Advances


Today, Prince Nicholas of Romania announced the founding of the Asociatia Principele Nicolae (The Prince Nicolae Association), a nonprofit organisation that aims to continue the mission started by his ancestors, the kings and queens of Romania. The Prince Nicolae Association was formally registered with the Romanian government on 7 August 2019: it is based in Bucharest. Nicholas is the only son of Princess Helen of Romania, the second daughter of King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania, and of the late Dr. Robin Medforth-Mills. Princess Alina-Maria of Romania, a founding member of the Asociatia Principele Nicolae, will be active in this new charitable endeavour.

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The following statement was issued about the Asociatia Principele Nicolae and its goals:

WHO ARE WE? 
PRINCIPELE NICOLAE ASSOCIATION · WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23, 2019 
Our mission:
People are like trees: they have roots from which they are drawn into the family trees that they continue. 
Through his association, Nicholas of Romania intends to continue the mission of his ancestors, kings and queens of Romania, along with Romanians with a desire for involvement for the country's future. Through the projects that the association will carry out, we want to influence the education of future generations through the power of the example. 
Romania has a unique dowry in Europe (national parks, reservations, etc.), dowries that must be preserved and forwarded with great pride. 
Inspired by the words of HM King Michael I, who said before Parliament:
"I do not see Romania today as an inheritance from our parents, but as a country borrowed from our children," we wish, through a broad national action, that Romania should be the country that sets the tone for a change in responsibility regarding future generations. 
OUR PROJECTS 
  • The history of royalty in schools 
  • The Forests of Tomorrow
HISTORY OF ROYALTY IN SCHOOLS 
What will we do? 
We will organize a caravan through schools in the country where students will get in touch with the history of royalty in dialogue with Nicholas of Romania. New details and educational stories will be presented. 
Children will be able to see and touch family objects, discovering many fascinating details that are not included in the textbooks. 
It is an interactive way in which we will help children to better understand the cultural heritage left behind by the kings and queens of Romania, and they will help us better understand the challenges faced by the new generations in a Romania that is in a continuous process of change. 
THE FORESTS OF TOMORROW 
Wild animals descend into cities due to lack of food and shelter, houses and streets are flooded due to landslides. It is time to bring solutions to the problem that is at the root of these negative effects - deforestation. As trees grow, they become a part of history, and the impact of these new seedlings will have a positive environmental impact in the areas in which they take root. 
What do we propose? We plant 1,000,000 trees for Romania. 
We want to plant 1,000,000 seedlings to replant the areas most affected by the floods: Bacău, Brăila, Botoșani, Buzău, Constanța, Călărași, Covasna, Dolj, Galați, Iași, Ilfov, Neamț, Prahova, Sibiu, Suceava, Tulc , Teleorman, Vrancea, Vaslui, and Bucharest.


This new initiative of Nicholas of Romania will be an important way for the next generation of the Royal House of Romania, following in the paths of King Michael and Custodian of the Crown Margarita, the grandfather and uncle of Prince Nicholas, to contribute to the amelioration of social and environmental life in Romania. Twenty-nine years ago in 1990, the Custodian of the Crown established the Fundatia Principesa Margareta a României (Princess Margarita of Romania Foundation), driven by Princess Margarita's desire to make a substantial difference in Romania by involvement in "a wide variety of sustainable projects in the areas of education, community development, civil society, health and culture, projects which contributed to the spiritual and social renewal of Romania." It is clear that all active members of the Romanian royal family are quite in sync with their desire to serve their fellow citizens, especially through the charitable sector.

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It is the desire of Nicholas and Alina-Maria of Romania to expand the goals and reach of the Asociatia Principele Nicolae. Over the coming years and decades, The Prince Nicolae Association will grow its operations and scope as the needs of the country diversify. As part of the eventual expansion of the foundation, Prince Nicholas and Princess Alina-Maria are dedicated to embarking upon the championing of specific causes that are close to their hearts. This will be done in a such a way that both Nicholas and Alina-Maria will have the ability to support initiatives about which they care deeply. With the passage of time, the royal couple is committed to adapting the projects of the Prince Nicolae Association to address the concerns of Romanians.

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We wish the Association and its founders, Nicolae and Alina-Maria of Romania, the very best as they embark on this mission!

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For more on the Prince Nicolae Association, please visit this link: Asociatia Principele Nicolae


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Sunday, October 20, 2019

Going to the Chapel: The Wedding of Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon and Countess Olympia of Arco-Zinneberg

COPYRIGHT NOTICE: Unless otherwise noted, all photographs and videos in this post are the copyright of Frédéric de Natal of L'Incorrect, and Kévin Guillot. These photographs and videos may not be reproduced or copied without the express permission of Monsieur de Natal and Monsieur Guillot. Thank you.

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The Prince and Princess Napoléon

At 11:00am on Saturday, 19 October, H.I.H. The Prince Napoléon and Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg were married at the Cathedrale Saint-Louis des Invalides in Paris. Jean-Christophe Napoléon Bonaparte (b.1986) and Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (b.1988) contracted their civil marriage at the city hall of Neuilly-sur-Seine on Thursday, 17 October. On Friday, 18 October, a dinner and ball in celebration of the couple's union was held in the evening at the Château de Fontainebleau.



On the day of the religious wedding, the bridegroom, Prince Jean-Christophe, arrived on the arm of his mother, H.R.H. Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies. The bride entered the Cathedral on the arm of her father, Count Riprand von und zu Arco-Zinneberg. Countess Olympia wore a gown designed by Oscar de la Renta; her headpiece was a bandeau diadem that was converted from a necklace worn by her paternal aunt H.I.&R.H. Archduchess Isabella of Austria-Este upon the occasion of her wedding in 1997 to Count Andrea Czarnocki-Lucheschi. Olympia wore the same earrings that her mother, Archduchess Maria Beatrix, donned on the day of her wedding to her father, Count Riprand, in 1980.

Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies with her son Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon
Countess Olympia of Arco-Zinneberg with her father Count Riprand

The bridegroom's father, H.I.H. Prince Charles Napoléon (whose sixty-ninth birthday was the day of his son's religious wedding), escorted the bride's mother, H.I.&R.H. Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, Countess von und zu Arco-Zinneberg, into the sanctuary. The bridegroom's grandmother H.I.H. The Dowager Princess Napoléon (née Alix de Foresta) arrived on the arm of Général Christophe de Saint Chamas, Commandant of the French Foreign Legion.

Prince Charles Napoléon and Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, Countess of Arco-Zinneberg
The Dowager Princess Napoléon and Général Christophe de Saint Chamas
The Prince and Princess Napoléon were joined in holy matrimony by Monseigneur Antoine de Romanet, Bishop of the Diocese of the French Armed Forces. The witnesses for the couple were Princess Maria Laura of Belgium, Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Monsieur Marc Noyer Maingard, Countess Céleste de la Rochefoucauld, and Monsieur Alexis Veljkovic. The children attendants of the new Princess Napoléon were Countess Olympia von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Countess Tatiana von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Countess Xenia von Coudenhove-Kalergi, Princess Gaia of Croÿ-Roeulx, and Archduchess Anna-Astrid of Austria-Este. The bridesmaids were Countess Anna Theresa von und zu Arco-Zinneberg, Countess Margherita von und zu Arco-Zinneberg, Countess Maximiliana von und zu Arco-Zinneberg, Countess Marie-Gabrielle von und zu Arco-Zinneberg, Countess Giorgiana von und zu Arco-Zinneberg, and Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.






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The Guestlist of the Wedding of 
H.I.H. Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon and Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

Les Invalides, Paris
19 October 2019


Arco
Count Riprand von und zu Arco-Zinneberg and H.I.&R.H. Archduchess Maria Beatrix of Austria-Este, Countess von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (parents of bride)
Countess Anna Theresa von und zu Arco-Zinneberg and Colin McKenzie
Countess Margherita von und zu Arco-Zinneberg
Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (bride)
Countess Maximiliana von und zu Arco-Zinneberg
Countess Marie-Gabrielle von und zu Arco-Zinneberg
Countess Giorgiana von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

Austria
H.I.&R.H. Archduchess Gabriela of Austria
T.I.&R.H. Archduke Lorenz and Archduchess Astrid of Austria-Este, Prince and Princess of Belgium
T.I.&.R.H. Archduke Amedeo and Archduchess Elisabetta of Austria-Este, Prince and Princess of Belgium
H.I.&R.H. Archduke Joachim of Austria-Este, Prince of Belgium
H.I.&R.H. Archduchess Maria Laura of Austria-Este, Princess of Belgium
H.I.&R.H. Archduchess Luisa Maria of Austria-Este, Princess of Belgium
H.I.&R.H. Archduchess Laetitia Maria of Austria-Este, Princess of Belgium
T.I.&R.H. Archduke Martin and Archduchess Katharina of Austria-Este
T.I.&R.H. Archduke Rudolph and Archduchess Marie Hélène of Austria
H.I.&R.H. Archduke Michael of Austria
T.I.&R.H. Archduke Carl Christian and Archduchess Marie Astrid of Austria
T.I.&R.H. Archduke Karl Peter and Archduchess Alexandra of Austria
T.I.&R.H. Archduke Simeon and Archduchess Maria of Austria (née Bourbon-Two Sicilies)

Archduchess Astrid and Archduke Lorenz of Austria-Este, Princess and Prince of Belgium
Archduchess Elisabetta of Austria-Este, Princess of Belgium
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Archduchesses Luisa Maria and Laetitia Maria of Austria-Este, Princesses of Belgium
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Baden
H.G.D.H. Prince Leopold of Baden

Bavaria
T.R.H. Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria
H.R.H. Duchess Anna in Bavaria and Baron Andreas-Falk von Maltzahn
T.R.H. Prince Manuel and Princess Anna of Bavaria
T.R.H. Prince Konstantin and Princess Deniz of Bavaria

Duchess Elizabeth and Duke Max in Bavaria

Belgium
H.R.H. Prince Laurent of Belgium

Prince Laurent of Belgium

Bismarck
Count Konstantin von Bismarck
Count Nikolai von Bismarck

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Bonaparte
H.I.H. Monseigneur the Prince Napoléon (bridegroom)
H.I.H. Madame the Dowager Princess Napoléon
H.I.H. Prince Charles Napoléon (father of bridegroom)
H.I.H. Princess Sophie Napoléon
H.I.H. Princess Anh Napoléon
T.I.H. Prince Jérôme and Princess Licia Napoléon

Brazil
H.R.H. Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza, Duchess of Segorbe

Croÿ
T.S.H. Prince Hadrien and Princess Jacqueline of Croÿ-Roeulx 

Princess Jacqueline and Prince Hadrien of Croÿ-Roeulx

Great Britain
H.R.H. Princess Beatrice of York with Count Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi

Princess Beatrice of York with Count Edoardo Mapelli-Mozzi

Greece
H.R.H. Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece
H.R.H. Princess Olympia of Greece
H.R.H. Prince Philippos of Greece with Nina Flohr
T.R.H. Prince Michael and Princess Marina of Greece

Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and his daughter Princess Olympia  
Prince Philippos of Greece with Nina Flohr
Princess Marina and Prince Michael of Greece

Hannover
T.R.H. Prince Christian and Princess Alessandra of Hannover

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Hesse
H.H. Princess Mafalda of Hesse with Rolf Sachs

Italy
H.R.H. Princess Maria Pia of Savoy

Princess Maria Pia of Savoy and her son Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

Jordan
H.R.H. Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan

Princess Sarvath al-Hassan of Jordan

Liechtenstein
T.S.H. Prince Philipp and Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein
H.S.H. Prince Nikolaos and H.R.H. Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein (née Luxembourg)
H.S.H. Princess Maria Annunciata of Liechtenstein
H.S.H. Princess Marie-Astrid of Liechtenstein
H.S.H. Prince Josef of Liechtenstein
H.S.H. Princess Nora of Liechtenstein, Dowager Marquesa de Mariño
H.S.H. Princess Adelheid of Liechtenstein and Count Dominick von Coundenhove-Kalergi 


Prince Philipp and Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein in foreground with Princess Nora of Liechtenstein in the background

Lobkowicz
H.S.H. Prince Charles-Henri Lobkowicz

Prince Charles-Henri Lobkowicz and his mother Princess Françoise of Bourbon-Parma

Luxembourg
H.R.H. Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
T.R.H. The Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie of Luxembourg
H.R.H. Prince Louis of Luxembourg
H.R.H. Prince Félix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg
H.R.H. Prince Jean of Luxembourg and Countess Diane of Nassau
Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Nassau and Antonius Willms
Prince Constantin of Nassau
T.R.H. Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg
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Prince Louis of Luxembourg
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Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg

Murat
Prince Joachim Murat

Orléans
H.R.H. Madame the Countess of Paris

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Parma
H.R.H. Princess Françoise of Bourbon-Parma, Princess Lobkowicz

Portugal
T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of Bragança

The Duchess and Duke of Bragança

Radziwiłł
H.S.H. Princess Tatiana Radziwiłł and Dr. Jean Henri Fruchaud

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Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 
T.S.H. Prince Casimir and Princess Alana zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn 

Serbia/Yugoslavia
T.R.H. Prince Philip and Princess Danica of Serbia
H.R.H. Prince Dimitri of Yugoslavia

Princess Danica and Prince Philip of Serbia

Schleswig-Holstein
Prince Constantin of Schleswig-Holstein

Törring-Jettenbach
Count Hans Caspar zu Törring-Jettenbach

Two Sicilies
T.R.H. The Duke and Duchess of Castro
H.R.H. Princess Maria Carolina of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Calabria and Palermo
H.R.H. Princess Maria Chiara of Bourbon-Two Sicilies, Duchess of Noto and Capri
H.R.H. Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies (mother of bridegroom)
H.R.H. Princess Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies with Alexandre Ursulet

The Duke and Duchess of Castro with their daughters Princesses Maria Carolina and Maria Chiara
Princess Anne of Bourbon-Two Sicilies with Alexandre Ursulet

Walewski
Count Nicolas Colonna-Walewski

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Württemberg
H.R.H. Duchess Sophie of Württemberg

Duchess Sophie of Württemberg (left)

Others
Pieter Vincenz van der Byl (son of H.S.H. Princess Charlotte of Liechtenstein)
Adélaïde de Clermont-Tonnerre
Nicolas Cochin
Dorothée Cochin
Sabine Getty
Clément Lecomte (son of H.I.H. Princess Laure Napoléon)
Don Jaime de Marichalar y Sáenz de Tejada
Doña Sol de Medina y Orléans-Braganza
Doña Luna de Medina y Orléans-Braganza
Count Bernard de Monseignac
Prince Constantin Swiatopolk-Czetwertyński and Princess Paola Sapieha-Rozanski

(Note: This guestlist is by no means complete. There were around 600 people in attendance.)