Another Royal Wedding (of Sorts) to Take Place This Thursday Between Carl Alexander Prinz von Hohenzollern and American Maya Sonja. I Know What You Are Thinking Right Now… “WHO?!!!”

According to the German magazines Bild and Bunte, Carl Alexander Prince von Hohenzollern (a man married a thousand times before) will tie the knot — again — this Thursday to a 35 year old wealthy American named, Maya Sonja.

Apparently, the couple met at a dinner party hosted by Frederic faux Prince von Anhalt (you know, Zsa Zsa Gabor’s weird husband who made headlines when he swallowed a bumble bee, and when he glued his eyes shut, and when he was caught by the Beverly Hills police butt naked, tied to his steering whilst crying hysterically in his car a few years ago.)

The faux Prince von Anhalt thought it would be a brilliant idea to play match maker between the two and in the end, he was successful.  The couple immediately fell in love. “She is very slim, very beautiful, very rich,” says von Anhalt to Bunte journalist, Elke Habekost, about the future princess.

Miss Sonja, who is allegedly a bikini model and a dabbles in costume design here and there, is thrilled to become a princess according to faux Prince von Anhalt.

The romantic royal wedding of the week will take place in regal Las Vegas, Nevada at the elegant Little White Chapel according to Bild journalist, Mark Pittelkau.  The bride will wear a tiara and will be brought to the chapel in a carriage like a true soon-to-be princess and the prince will wear his Orders.  After the ceremony Miss Maya will be known as Maya Princess von Hohenzollern.

Now, I am sure you are thinking that this has got to be  a joke and I’m sure you threw up in your mouth a little after reading what faux Prince Fredric von Anhalt had to say… and… well all I can say is…I feel your pain.

To view a recent photo of the dashing couple please click the link HERE.

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Remembering the 1856 Royal Wedding Between H.M. King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i

On Thursday April 28, 2011, KHON2 (a news station in Hawai’i) ran a video story about the 1856 royal wedding between King Kamehameha IV and Queen Emma of Hawai’i. There is also an accompanying article, which I found incredibly interesting, so I thought I would share this information with you all.

Here is a snippet from the KHON2 article:

… 155-years ago Hawaii had its own royal wedding.

‘The really biggest royal wedding that there was, was the wedding King Kamehameha IV and Emma which took place in June of 1856,’ said Bishop Museum archivist Desoto Brown.

The couple exchanged vows at Kawaiahao Church. A procession followed with men carrying Kahili – to signify this was a wedding of royalty.  Similar to how the nobility of Europe use coats of arms.

‘And people would have been watching from a respectful distance to take part in this event they were very proud of and happy about,’ said Brown.

The only depiction of the royal wedding in Bishop Museums’ collection is this sketch.  Brown says the celebration was seen as a positive an uplifting celebration for the people of Hawaii.

‘The marriage of two attractive, young Alii people was the cause for celebration.’

To mark the occasion – Queen Victoria of Great Britain sent Emma a veil, which she wore on her wedding day. And the bride most likely was dressed in a white wedding dress.

‘We don’t know the specifics but there would not have been a lot of competition as to what dress maker she was going to go to or anything like that,’ said Brown.

But it wasn’t only Queen Emma who had close ties to the British monarchy. In 1887 Queen Victoriacelebrated her Golden Jubilee and invited Hawaii’s reigning Queen Kapiolani and Princess Liliuokalani.

To watch the video clip and to read the article in its entirety please click the link here. 

Source: KHON2

Photos:  With permission from the Hawaii State Archives and my own.