01 September 2015

funeral of Prince Armin zur Lippe

Farewell to Prince Armin

Approximately 700 guests come to Detmold

700 guests have attended to the funeak Service for Prince Armin zur Lippe in the  in the Christ Church at Detmold.   They have paid their last respects to the Head of the House of Lippe who died to the week before at the Age of 91.
Rangers hold the end of the solemn celebration during the blessing ceremony, the last guard of honor. Fold the great Lippe flag together that covers the coffin, and pass Prince Armin son, Stephan Prinz zur Lippe. Then the coffin is slowly lowered below the Altar . Prince Armin now rests in the family vault - where last 1980 his mother Anna was buried.
That there are six Rangers who keep guard of honor at the coffin by Bundeswehr soldiers and a delegation of the Shooting Society, closes the circle to the words of former Prime Minister Dr. Jürgen Rüttgers. He had previously spoken in his eulogy of how much the dead nature and creation have at heart - "he has always been committed to get them to the children." The flower arrangement under the windows, in the sanctuary and in the nave of the church - mostly there are white roses - remember the great love of the deceased.
So it may have been in his sense that the path from the street was lined to Pauline Church of wreaths and bouquets, provided with regards to the last great family, by municipalities, associations, institutions of all kinds.
Before full church and the 200 outdoors follow the service, it is possible Rüttgers, Dr. Armin, Prince of Lippe adequately appreciate. "We bow in gratitude to a great man," he says. A man who had been able to change just by his presence, the atmosphere of a room: "It was a lot friendlier, he joined."
Prince Armin was a Lipper under slippers, humorous, modest - and at the same time a successful entrepreneur, one who knew to preserve the assets of his house, and to multiply. Jürgen Rüttgers also recalls the commitment to the arts and culture, to use in many initiatives. "He was the center and role model of the country lip. You rejoiced when you met him. "
The service is graceful. Under the musical overall management Burkhard Gewekes the choir of Christ Church sings, it music Jens Schirpke on bass, John Pöld at the organ and students of the Academy of Music. Superintendent Dietmar Arends recites Psalm 91: "My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust." And the congregation sings: "Everything thing but their day, God's great love forever."
Pastor Burkhard Krebber reminiscent of the deceased as an "attentive, criticism enabled sermon listener", which the Bible was a lifelong companion, the ecumenism was important, which "always critically, but without fear" have used for the common good. "The fact that he was buried here beneath the pulpit, which symbolizes: the life-giving Word of God extends beyond this world."
After the service, the family invites you into her garden at the Castle. It forms a long line of people; Dr. Traute Princess of Lippe, her son Stephan and his wife Maria have at this sad for them and hard, hot day for each of the Kondolierenden a word. The conversations revolve in friendly relationship to the deceased. A set can be heard again and again: You rejoiced when you saw Dr. Armin Prinz zur Lippe.

31 August 2015

Altenburg Toerring-Jettenbach marriage at Andechs

On Saturday 29.08.2015 the religious marriage of Prince Franz Clemens of Altenbrug and Countess Eleonore zu Toerring-Jettenbach took place at Andechs. The groom is a descendant of Emperor Franz Josef and Empress Eliabeth of Austria through their youngest daughter Archduchess Marie Valerie. The bride who is the youngest daughter of Count Hans caspar zu Toerring-Jettenbach and through her maternal grandmother she is a descendant of the last bavarian King Ludwig III.  After the Wedding Service a reception took place on the lawn opposide the Chruch. 

There where quiet a number of noble guests there among the Duke Franz of Bavaria, Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in bavaria with daughter Helene, the Duke and Duchess of Braganza with their son Afonso and daughter Maria Francisca., Prince Francois and Princess Theesa of orleans and many more.
As i was unfortuntately not able to attend the Wedding a friend of me who was there has me allowed to post a few of her photos her
Copyright all phots Gabi P.

Duke Duarte and Duchess Isabel of Braganza
with heir children Infante Afonso, Prince of Beira
and Infanta Maria Francisca

Margrave Max and Margravine Valerie of Baden

Duke Franz of Bavaria

Prince Francois and Princess Theresa of Orléans

Prince Ludwig of Bavaria

Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria

29 August 2015

civil Wedding in the House of Saxe-Weimar.-Eisenach

The designated head of the House of Saxony-Weimar-Eisenach Prince Georg-Constantin married in Weimar. Mayor Stefan Wolf married Prince Georg Constantin  of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach and the Englishwoman Olivia Rachelle Page on Saturday  29.08. in th Interim e town hall at the Herderplatz. Because the bride still does not speak German, Wolf held the speeches in English. He was  assisted at the ceremony by  the registrar Andrea Pfeifer.
Born in Munich in 1977 the bridegroom is the nephew of the incumbent head of the House, Prince Michael NBenecict of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach Duke of Saxony. Because in the House of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach, only men are entitled to inherit, Georg-Constantin will follow as the next male relative to Michael Benedikt at the top.
Georg-Constantin had said before the ceremony that he had felt since his first visit in 1986 in Weimar very at home. Since it was his desire at least to get married in a civil ceremony in Weimar. The church wedding will take place next year in England. He lives with his wife, who was born in 1979 in London. Both work in the financial industry, he is specialized in renewable energy projects. As Wolf said in his Traurede, both have met in the "Last Night of the Proms", the final concert of a traditional summer concert series in London.
The current head of the family Michael Benedict had renounced 2004 to the return immensely valuable cultural assets in favor of the Free State of Thuringia. Among them were stocks of the residence castle and the Goethe and Schiller Archive.

Article from the MDR (click on Bilder to open a Picture-Gallery)