Sunday, October 20, 2019

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

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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.)

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