Emerald tiaras and processions in the streets of Wertheim

It was a highly anticipated wedding, taking place this Saturday, May 28, 2022, in the town of Wartheim in Baden-W্টrttemberg. The population that was able to cross the procession was immersed in the magic of the story book wedding. Angels. Princess Amelie of Lewenstein-Wartheim-Freudenberg was religiously married to Benedict Schmidt von Schmidsfelden.

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Princess Amelie Benedict Schmidt von Schmidsfelden of Lewenstein-Wartheim-Freudenberg is married

In June 2020, Amelie de Lovenstein-Wartheim-Freudenberg, born in 1990, announced her engagement to Benedict Schmidt von Smithsfelden, the daughter of the head of the Lewenstein-Wartheim-Freudenberg family. The couple got married civilly on June 4. , 2021, Wertheim’s Town Hall. The religious wedding was also supposed to take place immediately, but it was postponed due to sanitary arrangements.

Wedding of Princess Amelie of Lewenstein-Wartheim-Freudenberg at Wertheim Collegiate Church, Wertheim Collegiate Church, May 28, 2022 (Photo: Facebook / Wetheimerportal video screenshot)

It was finally the religious wedding of Princess Amelie and Benedict on May 28, 2022. Elizabeth, daughter of Prince Ludwig of Lewenstein-Wartheim-Freudenberg and daughter-in-law of Countess Elizabeth of Waldberg-Wolfsheg, arrived at the church in a packard clipper driven by her father, as seen in a photo shared by Bunt.

After the ceremony, the procession passed through the town of Wartheim (Photo: Facebook / Wetheimer Portal Video Screenshot)

“Princess Amelie Joe chose a white wedding dress with an XL train for her wedding to Lewenstein-Wartheim-Freudenberg Benedict.”Gala wrote. “Besides, she wore a tiara with emerald and a bridal bouquet of pink peony and white roses.”

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Wertheim was celebrating for this royal wedding

On the eve of the wedding, guests were already invited to attend Polterbend’s traditional Bavarian ceremony, which consisted of breaking porcelain dishes to bring luck to the bride and groom, according to Royal Musings.

A crowd of 23,000 people gathered on the streets of the town of Wertheim, marching across the city to the port. The event was even filmed by Wertheim authorities and broadcast live on Facebook. After the religious ceremony, the newlyweds leave the town church and walk down the street in traditional attire with a marching band and well-wishers. They then joined a boat that sailed from Maine to Cruzworthim Castle where the reception and the rest of the festivities took place.

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The family invited many members of the Goethe, such as Duchess Marie of W ওয়ারrttemberg, Prince Paul Estherhazi, the hereditary Prince of Leningrad, Duke Christian of Oldenburg, Prince and Princess of Rue or Michael, and Princess Dagmar of Sax-Weimar. The Mary band should be seen within a year, probably in the same place, because Amelie’s younger brother, hereditary prince Ludwig, will marry Helen von Petzgeld in 2022.

The Löwenstein-Wertheim family comes from the Palatine and Morganetic branches of the Wittelsbach family. The family ruled for centuries in Lewenstein-Wartheim County, an area of ​​140 square kilometers divided into several parts. Lewinstein’s first ruler was Louis I, in 1494, the only surviving and morganic son of Frederick I of Whitelsbach, Count Palatine, and Prince Elector. Louis I had two sons, one Catholic and the other Protestant, who inherited an equal share from their father. The two sons together formed two separate branches, which still survive today.

So Lewenstein-Wartheim County was divided into two branches. The Catholic branch is the Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rochefort branch and the Protestant branch is the Löwenstein-Wertheim-Virneburg branch. In 1711, the head of the Catholic branch was promoted to the rank of prince for his closeness to the emperor. In 1806, after the Napoleonic Wars and the fall of the Holy Empire, L লোwenstein-Wartheim County was mediated (exploited) among other regions of the Rhine Confederation, and even became foreign territories. To compensate for his loss of sovereignty, the king of Bavaria and the king of W্টrttemberg promoted the head of the Protestant branch to the rank of prince in 1812 and 1813.

During the fall of the Holy Empire, the region lost media coverage to Rochefort (now Belgium) and the Catholic branch changed its name to Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg, after the city. The family church is located. The Protestant branch, which also lost to Wernerberg, was named after the town of Lয়েwenstein-Wথেrtheim-Freudenberg, Freudenberg, also located in Baden.

The current head of the Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg family is Prince Aloys-Constantine, the 9th Crown Prince, and four-time great-grandson of the last ruler, Dominic Constantine. The current head of the Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg family is Prince Ludwig, the 8th Prince, the four-time great-grandson of the last ruler, Johann Carl.

The current rulers of Belgium, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein, as well as the claimants to the thrones of Portugal, Naples, Bavaria and Austria are all descendants of the Rosenberg branch. One of the most famous members of the Freudenberg branch of the family is Rupert de Lovenstein, the financial director of the Rolling Stones.

Nicholas Fontaine

Chief Editor

Nicholas Fontaine has been a freelance web editor since 2014. After being the copywriter and author of numerous Belgian and French brands and media, he specializes in royalty news. Nicholas is now the editor-in-chief of Histoires royales. nicolas@historyroyales.fr


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