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nerdycool
08-27-2011, 06:15 PM
Scroll down a little. Royal Jewels of the World (http://members2.boardhost.com/royal-jewels/msg/1314447835.html)

It's an interesting dress. Can't say it's something I would wear, but it's different enough without being gaudy. Her tiara is the Isenburg Tiara, which seems to be the bridal tiara in her family. So it's very unsurprising that she is wearing it.

An interesting fact about the former Prussian royal family: they are one of the very last royal families that encourage "equal" marriages. It's gotten better the past generation or two, but up until then, if a spouse had no high title or the head of the house deemed them not equal enough, they lost their places in the line of succession. Georg Friedrich's mother was "only" a countess, and the marriage was allowed, but in generations before, she would have been deemed not good enough. But Georg Friedrich's grandfather finally realized that he'd have to loosen the requirements for the good of the house because it would be near impossible to find an equal partner now. At the moment, it's still pretty strict, all things considered.

Zokko!
08-27-2011, 07:44 PM
An interesting fact about the former Prussian royal family: they are one of the very last royal families that encourage "equal" marriages. It's gotten better the past generation or two, but up until then, if a spouse had no high title or the head of the house deemed them not equal enough, they lost their places in the line of succession.
Which is quite ridiculous, IMO. In general, and even more when it still rules in a "royal" family who doesn't reign any more. I mean, all reigning crown princes and princesses around chose common partners, no big deal at all, and the Prussian royal family still acts more papal than the pope! :slinkaway

Btw., this is the designer of the wedding dress, Wolfgang Joop (well known in Germany, at least), on his way to the wedding:
http://www.spiegel.de/fotostrecke/fotostrecke-72153-3.html :yikes:

Coco
08-27-2011, 09:34 PM
Can any german speakers tell us what happened to the poor horse that fell?

Looks like a colorful cast of characters at the wedding! I love the older russian lady :)

Latte
08-27-2011, 09:50 PM
Tiny "Royal Wedding" in Potsdam/Germany: Georg-Friedrich Prinz von Preussen (Prussia) just married Sophie Prinzessin von Isenburg. Actually George-Frederic would be German "Kaiser" today, if we wouldn't have sent ol' Willy and the entire monarchy off to pension in 1918.

Both are hardly known here (at least until their wedding). From what I've read they lead a pretty "normal" life. They seem to be quite down-to-earth people, rarely appear in public, hardly giving any interviews etc. Although still wealthy, they've "civil" full-time jobs.

A few photos and screenshots:
http://www.bunte.de/
http://www.focus.de/panorama/welt/royales/preussen-hochzeit-ehegeloebnis-in-gewispertem-weiss_aid_659420.html

Well then Georg-Friedrich would be a decendent of Queen Victoria and a distant cousin of the English Royal Family.

nerdycool
08-27-2011, 10:40 PM
Looks like a colorful cast of characters at the wedding! I love the older Russian lady :)That would be the famous Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, who is the disputed head of the Imperial House of Romanov. She's very... flamboyant. The man escorting her is her son, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia, who is essentially the Tsarevich, or heir. He is also a Prince of Prussia, as his father comes from that house.


Well then Georg-Friedrich would be a descendent of Queen Victoria and a distant cousin of the English Royal Family.Yep. Although at this point in history, you would be hard-pressed to find many who weren't related to the British royal family in some way. Even the Russians are related to them now (other than through the Prussian connection), which is something they were pretty good at avoiding when they were in power, keeping the connections to a minimum.

maatTheViking
08-28-2011, 05:46 PM
Crown Princess Victoria isn't the only Princess expecting anymore...

From the Royal Danish Court...



Joachim has two boys from his first marriage to Princess Alexandra, Princes Nikolai and Felix, and little Prince Henrik w/Marie. I really would love for this little one to be a little Princess. Not only for Joachim, Marie and the boys to have a little girl to spoil, but so Bella and Josephine have at least one girl cousin on their Royal side of the Family Tree too. :)

Congratulations to the Danish Royal Family on the lovely news!!! :)

thank you for the news! I love that I can get my Danish Royal news on FSU, when the Danish web news sites are more occupied with stuff like elections and football... :P

The Danish Royal family is getting quite big!

Zokko!
08-28-2011, 09:14 PM
Can any german speakers tell us what happened to the poor horse that fell?
The horse (a gelding called "Agulan") is just fine. He was irritated by a bee/fly, kicked, lost his balance and fell. But he recovered pretty fast without any injury. Finally he carried the carriage (along with 5 other horses) without further problems.

AragornElessar
08-29-2011, 05:38 AM
Thanks to one and all for the links to pictures from yesterday's Wedding in Germany. W/Jack Layton's State Funeral and the Hurricane dominating the news yesterday, the wedding had completely slipped my mind. So thanks again for those who provided postings. :)

There was another major event that took place this week. Their Royal Highnesses The Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Norway celebrated their Tenth Wedding Anniversary w/a Service of Thanksgiving at the Oslo Cathedral and then a private dinner later on for Family and Friends. Great article along w/a Gallery of pictures over at Hello...

Mette-Marit and Haakon celebrate tenth anniversary with mum-to-be Victoria and Daniel (http://www.hellomagazine.com/royalty/201108266002/princess-mette-marit-prince-hakoon-celebrate-wedding-anniversary-with-family-and-friends/)

It's been awhile since I've seen pictures of Marius. Another few years and he's going to need to borrow his Step Father's ceremonial sword to keep the girls back. :D

Vagabond
08-29-2011, 07:30 AM
Although at this point in history, you would be hard-pressed to find many who weren't related to the British royal family in some way.

I'm not related to them. :shuffle:

Coco
08-29-2011, 12:27 PM
Thanks, zokko!

nerdycool
08-29-2011, 09:46 PM
I'm not related to them. :shuffle:Are you sure? I didn't think I was, but through family treeing, I found one link... way back in the 1300's. Not recent, I know, but still exciting for me, mostly as a genealogist rather than a royalty fan.

Vagabond
08-29-2011, 10:00 PM
Are you sure? I didn't think I was, but through family treeing, I found one link... way back in the 1300's. Not recent, I know, but still exciting for me, mostly as a genealogist rather than a royalty fan.

I suppose if you go back a few thousand years, the Queen and I share a common ancestor somewhere.

However, my family comes from a culture and a part of the world where there weren't birth certificates or similar public records until comparatively recently. And I would not be surprised if some of my distant male ancestors weren't married to the women they impregnated, so I don't know how much use such records would be anyhow. :shuffle:

The assumption that everyone has some English (or Scottish, Welsh, or German) ancestry is unwarranted, although it does explain the junk mail and spam I get offering to give me information about my ancestral castle and my family's coat of arms.

jen_faith
08-30-2011, 12:05 AM
Are you sure? I didn't think I was, but through family treeing, I found one link... way back in the 1300's. Not recent, I know, but still exciting for me, mostly as a genealogist rather than a royalty fan.

It's actually fairly common, supposedly. My husband is very, very, VERY distantly related to the British royal family. As I understand things, if you have early New England Puritan ancestors (like my husband), mid-Atlantic Quaker, or Virginia colonial ancestors, there's a chance you have royalty connections going back to medieval times. The New England Puritans were great record keepers so tracing your way back to them is fairly easy. About 700 colonial settlers have traceable royal ancestors. There's lots out there on the subject. My husband's ancestral "claim" goes through this (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Thorndike) guy's wife. I don't think he came over on the Arabella though.

AragornElessar
08-30-2011, 02:17 AM
As a direct descendant from one of the oldest Scottish Noble Houses, I can say that the Wedding in April was a Family Wedding in a way. :D

I'm a closer relative to William and Harry than the rest of the Windsors due to Diana and even then, I'm closer illegimately than I am legitimately. Got to love those Stuart bed hopping Kings. ;)

About seven or eight years ago two of my Cousins visited Scotland and spent a day at the National Archives of Scotland. They'd always treated what I said about our Royal connections w/a huge grain of salt. I'll never forget the look on their faces at the first Family Get together after they got back. They both came up to me, w/these sheepish looks and go, "Ummm...You know how we've always pooh poohed you saying we were related to the Royals? Well, we went to the Archives and...We owe you an apology."

ROTFLOL!!! :D

Lanie
08-30-2011, 06:40 AM
As a direct descendant from one of the oldest Scottish Noble Houses, I can say that the Wedding in April was a Family Wedding in a way. :D

I'm a closer relative to William and Harry than the rest of the Windsors due to Diana and even then, I'm closer illegimately than I am legitimately. Got to love those Stuart bed hopping Kings. ;)

About seven or eight years ago two of my Cousins visited Scotland and spent a day at the National Archives of Scotland. They'd always treated what I said about our Royal connections w/a huge grain of salt. I'll never forget the look on their faces at the first Family Get together after they got back. They both came up to me, w/these sheepish looks and go, "Ummm...You know how we've always pooh poohed you saying we were related to the Royals? Well, we went to the Archives and...We owe you an apology."

ROTFLOL!!! :D

Maybe we're related! :rofl: According to my family tree on my dad's side we too are related to the Stuarts. I really would love to go to the National Archives when we visit in April. I know my great-grandfather was from Aberdeen then lived in Edinburgh and finally Renfrew before he immigrated to South Carolina 1909.