09 February 2016

Funeral of Fürstin Eilika zu Leiningen

On Saturday 06. February i drove to Amorbach where on that day the Funeral of Fürstin Eilika zu Leiningen, née Duchess of Oldenburg took place. When i arrived there i went to the Church to have a look. According to signs there it was said that all guests should took the Main-Entrance. Unfortunatly this was the case but a lot guests did not walk up the many stairs before the Church but come from a street near the Church and could go from there through a Gate to the Entrance of the Church. Soon cars with the guests arrived and myn of them parked on the big square before the Palace. We could see some of the guests alking down from there to the Chruch bvut some also went into the Palace and porbably went from there into the Chruch. Short before the Service started the Family cam on foot from the Palace where they live. They then waited for a few mintues before the Church. Then Hereditary Prince Ferdinand and his brother Prince Hermann who had greeted the guests before the church came down and joined the Family before they went in a pocession iunto the Chruch. At the End of theService the coffin of the late Fürstin was carred out to the street at the side of the Church and out ion a horse drown carriage . The Family then again into the chruch where thee was again a song. Soion the Church doors opened again but only the people from Amorbach who where allowed to jkoin the Serive came out. It became soon clear the the Family and all the Guests had left direct from the inside of the Chruch to the connected Palace where a reception took place in the Green Hall.

The guests:

Archduchess Eilika of Austria
Margrave Max and Margravine Valerie of Baden
Hereditary Prince Bernhard of Baden
Prince Ludwig and Princess Marianne of Baden
Fürst Christian and Hereditary Prince Carl Ferdinand u Bentheim-Steinfurt
Fürstin Marie-Louise zu Castell-Castell
Hereditary Countess Marie Gabrielle zu Castell-Castell
Fürst Otto zu Castell Rüdenhausen with his mother Fürstin Maria
Count Anton and Countess Anna zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Rupert and Countess Alexandra zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Axel and Tatjana de Chavagnac
Fürst Philipp zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Prince Andreas and Princess Luise zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Princess Chantal of Hannover
Hereditary Prince Ernst August and Prince Christian of Hannover
Prince Heinrich of Hannover
Hereditary Prince Kraft bzu Hohenlohe.Oehringen
Fürst Karl Freidrich and Fürstin Katharina of Hohenzollern
Fürst Franz Alexander and Fürstin Christine of Isenburg
Fürst Wolfgang Ernst and Fürstin Leonille zu Ysenburg and Büdingen
Princess Elisabeth zu Ysenburg and Büdingen in Wächtersbach
Princ Stephan and Princess Maria zur Lippe
Fürst Ludwig and Fürstin Elisabeth zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Fürstin Anastasia zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Prince Dominik and Princess Olga zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Princess Stephanie and Hereditary Prince Nicodemus zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Duchess Donata zu Mecklenburg von Solodkoff and Alexander von Solkoff
Duchess Edwina zu Mecklenbrug and Konrad von Posern
Herditary Count Karl Eugen and Hereditary Andrea von Neipperg
Duke Christian and Duchess Caroline of Oldenburg
Duke Alexander of Oldenburg

Duke Peter of Oldenburg
Duke Huno and Duchess Fenita of Oldenburg
Duke Johann and Duchess Ilka of Oldenbburg
Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia
Prince Christian Sigismund and Princess Nina of Prussia
Prince Joachim Albrecht of Prussia
Duchess Marie-Alix of Schleswig-Holstein
Prince Alexander of Schleswig-Holstein
Countess Madeleine zu Solms-Laubach
Beatrix von Storch
Princess Dagmar of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
Prince Gustav zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

My pics.

picture Gallery from the Main Echo

27 January 2016

† Fürstin Eilika zu Leiningen

Fürstin Eilika zu Leiningen, née Duchess of Oldenburg died on Tuesday 26.01.2016 just days before her 88th birthday. She was born on 02.02.1928 as daughter of Hereditary Grand Duke Nikolaus of Oldenburg and his first wife Helene, née Princess zu Waldeck and Pyrmont. In 1950 she married Fürst Emich zu Leiningen the head of the mediatized Princely Family of Leiningen. Together the had four children.

Article in the Main-Echo

23 January 2016

† Count Anton-Wolfgang of Faber-Castell

There is probably no one in Germany who would not have thought ever a pencil or highlighter from the house of Faber-Castell in hand. Yet never lost traction Anton-Wolfgang von Faber-Castell. Instead, he worked consistently and after retirement with great commitment to the success of this traditional company. After a serious illness, the CEO of Faber-Castell AG has now died on Thursday in the US Houston, as a company spokeswoman in Stein near Nuremberg announced on Friday. He was 74 years old.
Count Anton-Wolfgang of  Faber-Castellwas born  on 7 June 1941 in Bamberg. After attending school in Switzerland, he joined a law degree from the University of Zurich. "With Jura makes you never something wrong," he explained this choice once the German Press Agency. His career has certainly not harmed: For six years he worked as an investment banker in London and New York, before he - joined the family - in the eighth generation.
In 1978 he became the sole managing partner of the Faber-Castell Group and later with the conversion into an unlisted company whose shares CEO. "I always found it interesting to gain experience abroad," summed Graf von Faber-Castell. "I think that for my children to be important." He is survived by a son from his first marriage three daughters from the relationship with his wife Mary.

Faber-Castell wanted normality for his children

During his youngest daughters - twins - with 19 years still standing on the threshold of adult life, his son Charles is already mid-30s, the former investment banker has occurred two years ago in the company. In November also wife Mary rose from the management of the cosmetics division in the Executive Board of AG, where also a brother of the deceased is active.
Graf von Faber-Castell has always desired that the company remains in the hands of the family after his death. However, he deliberately took his children at a young age in the operation. "This is a basic rule with us, the only times you have to be self-employed, before coming into the company." In the education of his children he had always been careful to let them grow into normality and to educate about modesty, tolerance and moral courage.
High standards set Graf von Faber-Castell also to himself and his work. In conversation polite and attentive, never lacked the tall man with the softly falling silver hair while the handkerchief to a suit and tie. This is also reflected in his hobbies again. In addition to tennis and skiing Graf von Faber-Castell collected as a young man of art, especially contemporary drawings. He himself, however, to draw more than in boring meetings on the edge of his documents, he confessed once.