Sunday, December 27, 2020

New Addition to the Georgian Royal Family Expected in 2021!

Prince Juan and Princess Kristine Bagration-Mukhransky.
Photograph courtesy of Prince Juan.

Prince Juan Bagration-Mukhransky and his wife Princess Kristine have released the joyous news that they are expecting their first child in early 2021. The couple live in Tbilisi. The latest member of the Bagration dynasty will be a great-great-great-grandchild of King Alfonso XII of Spain.

Prince Juan and Princess Kristine.
Photograph courtesy of Princess Kristine.
Kristine and Juan.
Photograph courtesy of Princess Kristine Bagration.

Born at Madrid in 1977, Prince Juan Jorge is the son of the late Prince Bagrat Bagration-Mukhransky (1949-2017) and his first wife Doña Maria del Carmen Ulloa y Suelves (b.1953). Juan has one sibling, Princess Inès (b.1980; married George Gvishiani). In 2003, Prince Juan married Floriane del Rio y Thorn; the couple later divorced. Prince Juan is a grandson of Prince Irakly Bagration (1909-1977) and his second wife Infanta María de las Mercedes of Spain (1911-1953). The prince studied at the Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil. Prince Juan is the founder of the Georgian Foundation, a non-profit that seeks to promote Georgian culture. 

Prince Juan and Princess Kristine at their civil wedding in 2014.
The 2018 religious wedding of Prince Juan and Princess Kristine.

Born at Tbilisi in 1989, Princess Kristine Bagration-Mukhransky is the daughter of Temur Dzidziguri and Lali Vashakidze, a veterinarian. Princess Kristine is a sociologist and a former model. Prince Juan Bagaration and Kristine Dzidziguri married civilly on 10 May 2014 at Ronda, Málaga, Spain. The prince and princess celebrated their religious wedding on 3 June 2018 at Svetitskhoveli Cathedral, Mtskheta, Georgia. Prince Charles-Henri Lobkowicz, a fifth cousin of the groom, acted as Prince Juan's best man. 

The Prince and Princess Bagration-Mukhransky.
Photograph courtesy of Princess Kristine.

Our congratulations to Prince Juan and Princess Kristine on this happy news!

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