Sunday, July 19, 2020

A Princely Wedding in Canada: Nadia of Leiningen, Descendant of Queen Victoria, Marries Ian Baker in Ontario

Princess Nadia of Leiningen and Ian Baker

On Saturday, 18 July 2020, H.S.H. Princess Nadia zu Leiningen married Ian Baker at Knox Presbyterian Church, Oakville, Ontario, Canada. The religious ceremony took place at 2:30pm in an outdoor area on the church's property.


Princess Nadia Christiane Ruth zu Leiningen was born at Toronto on 16 December 1991. She is the second of three daughters of Prince Hermann zu Leiningen (b.1963) and his wife Princess Deborah (b.1961; née Cully). Nadia has two sisters: Princess Tatiana (b.1989) and Princess Alexandra (b.1997). 

Karl, 5th Prince zu Leiningen
Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia

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The paternal grandparents of Princess Nadia are Prince Karl Vladimir zu Leiningen (1928-1990) and Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria (b.1933). Her paternal great-grandparents are Fürst Karl zu Leiningen (1898-1946) and Grand Duchess Maria Kirillovna of Russia (1907-1951) as well as King Boris III of Bulgaria (1894-1943) and Princess Giovanna of Savoy (1907-2000).

Queen Victoria
Princess Feodora

A Coburg descendant numerous times over, Princess Nadia zu Leiningen descends from both Queen Victoria of the United Kingdom (1819-1901) and the queen's older half-sister Princess Feodore zu Leiningen, Fürstin zu Hohenlohe-Langenberg (1807-1872).


Our congratulations to Nadia and Ian and their families on the occasion of their wedding!

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