In the recent edition of the German magazine, Bild.de, there is a short and sweet article about H.I.R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and his lovely fiancée, Princess Sophie von Isenburg.
The journalist notes that H.I.R.H. Prince Georg Friedrich would be the Emperor of Germany today if things had been a wee bit different all those long years ago.
Anyway, there is another reason for this article: On October 1, 2011, Burg Hohenzollern (you know that modest pad just south of Stuttgart, Germany) will celebrate 950 Years of the House of Hohenzollern.
Per the official website for the house:
We celebrate the anniversary “950 Years House Hohenzollern”. We are looking forward to welcome you, your relatives and friends. Enjoy free entrance, entertainment and a piece of birthday cake for everyone!
The interior rooms are open without guided tours at this day – so you can discover them at your own will. For information feel free to contact our Castle staff in the interior rooms.
Finally, the German newspaper, Zollern-Alb Kurier, notes some interesting details about the upcoming marriage between Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie. According to the journalist, the priests over-seeing the wedding ceremony will be Father Gregor Graf Henckel von Donnersmarck and Evangelical pastor Michael Wohlrab. Princess Sophie will wear a veil that is a Isenburg heirloom. The couple will leave the church in a traditional carriage. There will be roughly 300 guests at their reception which will be held at the orangery. The dress code: For men a dark or cutaway suit. For women an elegant dress or suit with a hat.
On May 29, 2011, H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco and his fiancée, Charlene Wittstock, attended the final day of the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix.
Before the race began the couple decided to whiz around the race track to wave to all the spectators in their black convertible. Then they hoped into the VIP stands, the where Charlotte, Pierre, and Andrea Casiraghi as well as other VIPs were waiting. As the race began and the racers zoomed by in their Formula 1 cares the engaged couple cheered on the racers, laughed, smiled and were oh-so-jolly.
Once the race was over H.S.H. Prince Albert II and Charlene congratulated Sebastian Vettal for winning the Monaco Formula 1 Grand Prix Race along with the second and third place winners whose names escapes me at the moment.
The night before, on May 28, 2011, the future princess of Monaco, Charlene Wittstock, attended the JetSet Party in Monte-Carlo. The party, which raised money for the Special Olympics, was held on a luxurious yacht and attended by glamorous VIPs as well as famous athletes such as Miss Wittstock’s close friend and Olympic swimming champion, Franziska Van Almsick.
Just one month shy away from the day of his nuptials with Miss Charlene Wittstock, it seems that H.S.H. Prince Albert II of Monaco has decided to visit the countries of Latvia and Estonia beginning on June 1-3, 2011.
According to Ilze Rassa, press secretary to the president of Latvia, the prince was invited to Latvia at the invitation of, ” …President Valdis Zatlers…” whereupon Prince Albert will stay for one day where there will be a:
… meeting between Zatlers and Prince Albert, the two sides will discuss the promotion of business contacts, especially the attraction of investments, as well as environmental protection issues.
The next day, the prince will visit Estonia from June 2-3, 2011. According to ISRIA:
His Highness the Sovereign Prince of Monaco Albert II will be in Estonia for an official visit. His Highness Prince Albert II will meet with President Toomas Hendrik Ilves and Prime Minister Andrus Ansip. He also has a meeting scheduled with director of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Toomas Luman. During his visit, Prince Albert will participate in the electric car rally and visit the Old Town Educational College and KUMU Art Museum.
The Prince of Monaco will be accompanied on his visit by Foreign Minister of Monaco Jose Badia, who will meet with Foreign Minister Urmas Paet.
Topics to be discussed during the visit are Estonia-Monaco bilateral relations and opportunities to intensify them, as well as environmental issues.
More information is still coming through the newswire so please stay tuned.