|Left to right: Princess Monika of Hannover, Fürst Emich of Leiningen, Princess Alexandra of Hannover, Prince Andreas of Leiningen, Fürstin Eilika of Leiningen, and Prince Ernst August of Hannover.|
Today, the Fürst and Fürstin of Leiningen celebrate their fortieth wedding anniversary. On 11 October 1981, Prince Andreas of Leiningen married Princess Alexandra of Hannover in a religious ceremony in Austria. The couple had been civilly married the previous day at Amorbach. Andreas (b.1955) was the second son of Fürst Emich of Leiningen and Fürstin Eilika (née Duchess of Oldenburg). Alexandra (b.1959) was the fifth child and third daughter of Prince Ernst August of Hannover and Princess Ortrud (née Princess of Schleswig-Holstein). Andreas and Alexandra have three children: Hereditary Prince Ferdinand (b.1982; married Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia), Princess Olga (b.1984), and Prince Hermann (b.1987; married Isabelle Heubach). The Fürst and Fürstin of Leiningen live at Amorbach.
Our congratulations to Andreas and Alexandra on the occasion of their Ruby Wedding Anniversary!