Tuesday, September 19, 2017

The Wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia (and they're BOTH descendants of Queen Victoria) at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore a dazzling off-the shoulder lace gown with a full skirt and a diamond-studded antique tiara. The Prussian Meander Kokoshnik diadem was commissioned in 1905 for Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and has also been worn by Princess Sophie of Isenburg

Sealed with a kiss! European royals gather for the nuptials of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia t the Chapel of Amorbach Castle on September 16, 2017

The wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia pictured at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany. Historic moment: This is believed to be the first marriage between two descendants of Queen Victoria since 1981 when Prince Andreas zu Leiningen wed Princess Alexandra of Hanover

Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wed on Saturday September 16, 2017, and the European royals came out in force to see the couple tie the knot in Amorbach, Germany.

Prince Ernst August of Hannover and his pregnant wife, fashion designer Princess Ekaterina of Hanover The couple tied the knot themselves just two months ago. Attends religious wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany.

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, wore a dazzling off-the shoulder lace gown with a full skirt and a diamond-studded antique tiara. The groom Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen, looked dapper in black morning suit, blue waistcoat with a matching pocket square and pale green tie.

Princess Vanessa zu Sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg and her husband Pieter Haitsma Mulier make their way to the church for the young couple's religious ceremony on September 16, 2017 in Amorbach, Germany

The young couple Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia and Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leininge are third cousins via Queen Victoria's eldest daughter, Victoria, Princess Royal - or 'Vicky'- was German Empress and Queen of Prussia by marriage to German Emperor Frederick III.

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia with son Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia attends the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and wife Princess Sophie of Prussia attend the Wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany on September 19, 2017.

Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe with his girlfriend pianist Mahkameh Navabi attends the wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany on 16 September 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wears The Prussian Meander Tiara during her religious wedding ceremony to Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany.

Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia sealed with a kiss after their religious wedding ceremony at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany on September 16, 2017.

Prince Ernst August of Hannover and his pregnant wife, fashion designer Princess Ekaterina of Hanover attends the wedding of Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia and Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany.

Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia attends the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany.

Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe with his girlfriend pianist Mahkameh Navabi attends the wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany on September 16, 2017

Young bridesmaid at the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany.

Prince Christian of Hanover with his fiancee Verlobte Alessandra de Osma attends the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany on September 16, 2017

Prince Ernst August of Hannover and his pregnant wife, fashion designer Princess Ekaterina of Hanover The couple tied the knot themselves just two months ago. Attends religious wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany.

Princess Vanessa zu Sayn Wittgenstein Berleburg and her husband Pieter Haitsma Mulier make their way to the church for the young couple's religious ceremony on September 16, 2017 in Amorbach, Germany

Prince Karl Friedrich of Hohenzollern with his wife Princess Katharina of Hohenzollern attends the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach.


Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe attends the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany on 16 September 2017

Prince Amadeo of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este and wife Archduchess Elisabetta of Austria-Este attends the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach.

Prince Andreas and Princess Louise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg attends the wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach.

Prince Heinrich Julius of Hannover (youngest brother of Prince Ernst August of Hannover) attends the wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Pruisen at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach.

Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe attends the wedding of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany on 16 September 2017

Prince Alexander of Isenburg and his wife Princess Sarah of Isenburg attends the wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017. 

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and wife Princess Sophie of Prussia attend the Wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany on September 19, 2017.

Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia attends the wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Flower girls at the wedding of Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach.

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore a dazzling off-the shoulder lace gown and a diamond-studded antique tiara on her wedding day at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore an off-the shoulder full-skirted white lace gown with a lace veil and the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik Tiara on her wedding day at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore a full-skirted white lace gown with a lace veil and the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik Tiara on her wedding day at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore a dazzling off-the shoulder lace gown with a lace veil and the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik diadem on her wedding day at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore an off-the shoulder full-skirted white lace gown with a lace veil and the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik Tiara on her wedding day at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore a dazzling off-the shoulder lace gown with a full skirt and a diamond-studded antique tiara. The Prussian Meander Kokoshnik diadem was commissioned in 1905 for Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and has also been worn by Princess Sophie of Isenburg

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussian arrived for her religious wedding ceremony to Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017.

The bride and the groom sealed it with a kiss after their religious wedding ceremony at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach. The groom Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen is the son of the Prince and Princess of Leiningen, while his bride Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia is the only daughter of late Prince Friedrich Wilhem of Prussia and his second wife, Ehrengard von Reden.

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore a dazzling off-the shoulder lace gown with a lace veil and the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik diadem on her religious wedding ceremony, arrives at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia religious wedding to Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Newly wed Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia and Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen seen in the royal carriage after their religious wedding ceremony at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore a dazzling full-skirted white lace gown with a lace veil and the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik Tiara on her religious wedding ceremony at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore a full-skirted white lace gown with a lace veil and the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik Tiara. The groom, Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen looked dapper in black morning suit, with a blue waistcoat with a matching pocket square and pale green tie.

The Religious Wedding Ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia took place at the Chapel of Amorbach Castle on September 16th. The couple got married in a civil ceremony back in April at the Amorbach Refektorium. This was the first marriage between two descendants of Queen Victoria since 1981 when Prince Ferdinand's father, Prince Andreas zu Leiningen, wed Princess Alexandra of Hanover.

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia arrived for her religious wedding ceremony at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017.  She was given away by her older brother Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia pictured. Their father passed away two years ago.

The groom, Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen walks with his mother Princess Alexandra of Leiningen, as they arrives for his religious wedding ceremony to Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia's flower bouquet details and her wedding band for her religious wedding to Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia's flower bouquet details and her wedding band for her religious wedding to Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen

The bride Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia wore the Prussian Meander Tiara to anchor her veil. The tiara was previously worn by her grandmother Grand Duchess Kira of Russia for her wedding to Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.

The newly wed Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia leave the church after their religious wedding ceremony at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach, Germany.

Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia in The Prussian Meander Kokoshnik diadem, made of diamonds set in platinum in a kokoshnik shape, it includes panels of diamond trellis work set between two rows of Greek key or meander motifs. Each trellis section is centered by a large brilliant diamond. It was commissioned in 1905 for Duchess Cecilie of Mecklenburg-Schwerin and was also worn by Princess Sophie of Isenburg on her 2011 wedding day.
Official wedding pictures of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia. The Bride wore a dazzling off-the shoulder lace gown with a full skirt and a diamond-studded antique tiara. The groom looked dapper in black morning suit, blue waistcoat with a matching pocket square and pale green tie.

Official wedding pictures of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia, the royal couple wed at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Official wedding pictures of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia. The Bride wore a dazzling off-the shoulder full-skirted white lace gown with a lace veil and the Prussian Meander Kokoshnik Tiara. The groom looked dapper in black morning suit, blue waistcoat with a matching pocket square and pale green tie.

The groom's family: (From left) Princess Alexandra and Prince Andreas of Leiningen, their daughter Princess Olga, their daughter-in-law Princess Isabelle and Prince Herrmann, their younger son .attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Hereditary Prince Ernst-August and Hereditary Princess Ekaterina of Hanover as well as Prince Christian of Hanover (right) and his fiancée Alessandra de Osma attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Hereditary Princess Ekaterina of Hanover attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Prince Viktor and Princess Jungeun Anès of Isenburg attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017.

Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia during their religious wedding ceremony at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017
Baron Rüdiger of Erffa and his wife Altburg, née Duchess of Oldenburg attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017.

On the right: Prince Friedrich-Leopold and Princess Marie-Helene of Ysenburg and Büdingen attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017.

Countess Henriette of Castell-Rüdenhausen, Count Hermann's wife attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017.

Prince Charles-Adrien of Mérode and wife Guadalupe de Lascurain Corcuera ttends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017.

The groom's father, the Prince of Leiningen, and the bride's mother Ehrengard von Reden, second and former wife of the late Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia, attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017.

The groom's father, the Prince of Leiningen, and the bride's mother Ehrengard von Reden, second and former wife of the late Prince Friedrich Wilhelm of Prussia. Behind them are the groom's sister Princess Olga of Leiningen and Prince Joachim of Prussia, the bride's younger brother followed by Prince Hermann of Leiningen, the groom's brother, with his wife Princess Isabelle. The lady in pink with the big hat is Princess Anna Catharina of Prussia, sister-in-law of the bride.

Count Hermann of Castell-Rüdenhausen with his daughter Countess Cecily, attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017.

Princess Thera of Liechtenstein attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

From left: Count Philipp of Erbach-Fürstenau, Count Nikolaus of Erbach-Fürstenau and Baron Wilhelm of Stotzingen, attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Hereditary Count Georg-Albrecht of Erbach-Erbach and his sister Countess Felicitas (hidden), attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Count Konrad of Erbach-Erbach attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Countess Felicitas of Erbach-Erbach and Princess Sophie of Baden attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Countess Marie of Limburg-Stirum, attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Prince Christian and Prince Philipp of Prussia, twin sons of Prince Adalbert, attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017
On the left: Prince Christian-Ludwig of Prussia, son of Prince Christian-Sigismund, attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Prince Andreas and Princess Louise of Hohenlohe-Langenburg attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Prince Peter Lobkowicz (left) and Prince August of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Duke Christian and Duchess Caroline of Oldenburg with their children Duchess Katharina and Duke Alexander, attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Duchess Katharina and Duke Alexander of Oldenburg attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017
(L-R) Countess Alexandra and Count Konstantin of Schönborn; Princess Louise of Stolberg-Stolberg and her brother Hereditary Prince Christoph-Ludwig of Stolberg-Stolberg attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017


Count Louis of Erbach-Fürstenau, whose father died about one and a half weeks ago, attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Countess Anna of Arco-Zinneberg (middle) and Princess Aglaë of Baden attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Marianne of Baden attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Sophie of Baden attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Hereditary Prince Alexander and Hereditary Princess Sarah of Isenburg attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

 Valerie, Margravine of Baden attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Katharina and husband Prince Karl-Friedrich of Hohenzollern attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Marie-Cécile of Prussia and Prince Dominik of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Princess Franziska and husband Prince Maximilian of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017

Prince Albrecht of Hohenzollern attends the religious wedding ceremony of Hereditary Prince Ferdinand of Leiningen and Princess Viktoria Luise of Prussia at the Princely Abbey Church in Amorbach on September 16, 2017