the first waltz: a historical photoblog

Jul 31

royalwatcher:

Princess Claire’s Diamond Tiara

First worn by Princess Claire at her 2003 wedding, it was her only tiara until 2010. Claire does not attend many tiara events, but she did get the opportunity to wear this one on several occasions. Unfortunately, this small tiara gets lost in her hair and sometimes you can barely tell she’s wearing it. She has not worn it since the Dutch State Visit in June 2006.

(via juaniandtheroyals)

Jul 31

royalwatcher:

Benedikte’s Floral Tiara

An 18th birthday gift to Princess Benedikte of Denmark, this floral tiara has a stone in the center flower that can be swapped out for an emerald, diamond, or pearl.

This one seems to not be a favorite of Princess Nathalie, as she’s worn it only four times (that the camera has caught).

Jul 31

HSH Princess Xenia Margarita Anne of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (8 Jul 1972 Crailsheim, Germany-) 

On August 13th, 2005, Princess Xenia married Max Soltmann. They have two children: 

  1. Ferdinand Gabriele Kraft Soltmann (5 Nov 2005 Bad Mergentheim, Germany-) 
  2. Louisa Marei Charlotte Soltmann (6 Apr 2008 Bad Mergentheim, Germany-) 

Jul 31

HSH Prince Philipp Gottfried Alexander of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (20 Jan 1970 Crailsheim, Germany-), now The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 

Princess Anne, Princess Royal is one of his godmothers. 

On September 6th, 2003, he married Saskia Li Binder (15 Jan 1973 Munich, Bavaria-) and had three children: 

  1. HSH Hereditary Prince Max Leopold Ernst Kraft Peter of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (22 Mar 2005 Munich, Bavaria-) 
  2. HSH Prince Gustav Philipp Friedrich Alexander of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (28 Jan 2007 Bad Mergentheim, Germany-) 
  3. HSH Princess Marita Saskia Friedelinde Charlotte of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (23 Nov 2010-) 

Jul 31

HSH Princess Cécile Marita Dorothea of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (16 Dec 1967 Crailsheim, Germany-) 

On June 6th, 1998, Princess Cécile married Cyril Amédéo de Commarque (12 Aug 1970 Perigueux France-). 

They had no issue.

They were divorced in 2008. 

Princess Cécile is pictured above with her mother, Princess Charlotte of Cröy. 

She is now a jewelry designer. 

Jul 31

HSH Prince Kraft Alexander Ernst Ludwig Georg Emich of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (b. 25 Jun 1935 Schwabisch Hall, Germany - 16 Mar 2004 Langenburg, Germany), later The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg 

On June 5th, 1965, Prince Kraft married to Princess Charlotte Alexandra Marie Clotilde of Cröy (31 Dec 1938 London, England-) and had three children: 

  1. Princess Cécile Marita Dorothea of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (16 Dec 1967 Crailsheim, Germany-) who is married without issue. 
  2. Prince Philipp Gottfried Alexander of Hohenlohe-Langneburg (20 Jan 1970 Crailsheim, Germany-), now The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, who is married with issue. 
  3. Princess Xenia Margarita Anne of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (8 Jul 1972 Crailsheim, Germany-) who is married with issue. 

Kraft and Charlotte were divorced on May 26th, 1990. 

He married secondly, on May 22nd, 1992 in Graz, Austria, Irma Pospesch (19 Jun 1946 Graz, Austria-) without issue. 

He died at age 68. 

Pictured above is his only his second wife - Irma. 

Jul 31

HRH Princess Margarita of Greece and Denmark (b. 18 Apr 1905 Corfu, Greece - 24 Apr 1981 Bad Wiessee, Germany), later HRH The Hereditary Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (20 Apr 1931 - 11 Dec 1950); HRH The Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (11 Dec 1950 - 11 May 1960); HRH The Dowager Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (11 May 1960 - 24 Apr 1981) 

On April 20th, 1931, Princess Margarita married His Serene Highness Prince Gottfried Germann Alfred Paul Maximilian Viktor of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (b. 24 May 1897 Langenburg, Germany - 11 May 1960 Langenburg, Germany), later HSH The Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, in Langenburg, Germany. Gottfried was second cousins to Margarita’s mother Alice, and third cousins to Margarita herself via Nicholas I, Tsar of Russia. 

On December 11th, 1950, they became the Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg. 

They had six children: 

  1. a stillborn daughter (3 Dec 1933-3 Dec 1933 Germany) 
  2. HSH Prince Kraft Alexander Ernst Ludwig Georg Emich of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (25 Jun 1935 - 16 Mar 2004 Langenburg, Germany) who succeeded his father as Prince of Hohenlohe-Langenburg and married twice with issue. 
  3. HSH Princess Beatrix Alice Marie Melita Margarete of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (10 Jul 1936 - 15 Nov 1997 Germany) who died unmarried and without issue. 
  4. HSH Prince Georg Andreas Heinrich of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (24 Nov 1938 Germany-) who is married with issue. 
  5. HSH Prince Albrecht Wolfgang Christof of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (7 Apr 1944 Langenburg, Germany - 23 Apr 1992 Berlin, Germany) who married and had one son. 
  6. HSH Prince Ruprecht Sigismund Philipp Ernst of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (7 Apr 1944 Langenburg, Germany - 8 Apr 1978 Munich, Germany) the twin of Prince Albrecht, who died unmarried and without issue. 

Princess Margarita died at age 76, outliving her husband by 21 years. 

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth. 
Jul 31

Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later Queen Elizabeth. 

"We are a member of the British royal family. We are never tired, and we all love hospitals"

- Queen Mary of Great Britain (via royalbloopers)

(via hrhwindsor)

Jul 31

Elisabeth of Austria (1837 - 1898)
Jul 31

Elisabeth of Austria (1837 - 1898)

(Source: balmasque, via bulletproofjewels)