24 September 2014

more Information about the Saxe-Coburg and Gotha christening

It's been a few days ago that Princess Katherina of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha  was baptized in the chapel of the  Callenberg Castle, namely on Sunday, 14.09.Sept. at 11 clock. Now is the first photo of the little princess in christening gown before that literally held court: At the concelebrated by Passtor Markus Merz baptismal service were - except for the godfather, Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria, Prince Ernst August of Hanover, Duchess Elisabeth in Bavaria and Countess Katharina von Faber-Castell - still about 60 more guests arrived, as the Secretariat of the Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha'sche headquarters telling.
Crown Princess Victoria is a second cousin of Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha: His grandfather Friedrich Josias and Princess Sybilla of Sweden were siblings. The Coburg are related over the last Duchess Viktoria Adelheid to Hannover House: She was an aunt of Ernst August's grandmother Ortrud, nee Princess of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg.
Prince Konstantin of Bulgaria is the youngest son of the last Bulgarian Tsar Simeon Saxe-Coburg and Gotha; he comes from the so-called Kohary-line, the Catholic branch of the family
The baptism of the on 30.04.  born daughter of Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and his wife, Princess Kelly. was held under strict confidentiality. And that has a long tradition: The Duke of Coburg House has always been known for his discretion. Hubertus father, Prince Andreas, has always placed great importance on stay out of it and his family from the tabloids.
Especially the creators and the readers of these magazines are likely to have had their brightest joy even at the baptism of Katharina, because the same was attended by several members of the German aristocracy of the ceremony in the fortress city.
The fact that the baptismal service in the romantic chapel on Callenberg was led by Pastor Markus Merz, was a special request of parebs , because the former pastor of St. Moriz is now active in Vienna at the Community of Protestant Churches in Europe. And Markus Merz it was also, who had married in May 2009 Hubertus and Kelly in the Coburg Morizchurch.
Among the guests were - in addition to the parents and siblings of Prince Hubertus - the parents of Princess Kelly, Capt. Christian Robert and wife Cheryl Rondestvedt
Prince Hubertus took over after his return from New York, where he met his wife, Kelly, to Coburg in early 2012 by his father, the executive chair of the ducal Foundation Administration. The Foundation operates forestry in Bavaria, Thuringia and Austria and also takes care of the maintenance of locks Call Mountain in Coburg and Greinburg in the Austrian Grein on Donau.

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