A Baby on the Way for Princess Madeleine

a_baby_on_the_way_for_princess_madeleine_highsocietytimesRecently married Swedish princess Madeleine announced in early September of 2013 that she is expecting a child with her New York banker husband Christopher O’Neill. When the pair married in June of 2013, Mr. O’Neill opted out of a royal title choosing instead to remain a private citizen rather than be granted royal rank. Princess Madeleine moved to the United States in 2010 following the nasty collapse of her first engagement to Swedish attorney Jonas Bergstrom who was rumored to have cheated on her.

Christopher O’Neill and Princess Madeleine started dating in 2011, having first been seen together at the Central Park Boathouse. Their wedding was well-attended by celebrities such as Roxette stars Per Gessle and Marie Fredriksson, Duran Duran’s John Taylor, Prince Nikolaos of Greece, and the chief executive of fashion company H&M Karl-Johan Persson. Princess Madeleine wore a couture Valentino wedding gown. The married couple currently lives in New York where Princess Madeleine works for the non-profit World Childhood Foundation founded by her mother, Queen Silvia. Continue reading

Luxembourg’s New Princess

luxembourgs_new_princess_highsocietytimesClaire Lademacher became Luxembourg’s new princess on September 17, 2013 as she wed fiancé Prince Felix in a civil ceremony in her hometown of Frankfurt, Germany. The newly married couple hosted a second more lavish ceremony in the Provencal town of Saint-Maximin-la-Sainte-Baume on September 21, 2013 with 350 guests attending. The second ceremony was a religious one and the bride wore an elegant Elie Saab gown in sharp contrast to the modern white sheath dress she wore for her civil ceremony with aquamarine drop earrings and Ferragamo bow heels. Continue reading

Prince and Princess of Egypt

prince and princess of egyptOn August 30th, 2013, Prince Muhammad Ali of Egypt and Princess Noal Zaher of Afghanistan tied the knot in an extravagant marriage ceremony at the Palace of Ciragan in Turkey. This union is quite unique as both the bride and groom possess royal heritage. Prince Muhammad Ali is the eldest son of Fuad II, giving him the title of Prince of Sa’id. The prince was born in Cairo in 1979. Princess Noal Zaher is the granddaughter of the last king of Afghanistan, her father being Mohammed Daoud Khan Pachtounyar. Princess Noal Zaher was born in Rome in 1980. Continue reading

Pippa Middleton at Wedding

pippa_at_wedding_highsocietytimesNeither the Duchess of Cambridge nor Prince Harry’s girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, could attend the high society wedding of Kate Middleton’s close friends James Meade and Lady Laura Marsham on September 14th, 2013 in Norfolk. So Pippa Middleton attended in her sister’s stead. Both Prince William and Prince Harry attended the wedding but both were unaccompanied. It was rumored that the Duchess of Cambridge meant to come, but instead chose to stay home to look after her infant son, Prince George.

Prince William set off for a pre-wedding pub lunch from Lady Laura’s family home at Gayton Hall opposite St. Nicholas Church with his fourteen fellow ushers. The party travelled the five miles to the Dappling Duck pub in a shooting party trailer pulled by a Land Rover. Continue reading

A Royal Wedding Celebration!

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Andrea Casiraghi and his new bride Tatiana Santo Domingo let their hair down after their marriage by partying long into the night at a fun-filled and formal Monte-Carlo Sporting Club wedding reception. Tatiana changed into a sophisticated lacy white dress not unlike the full length ivory colored Missoni wedding gown she got married in. Many of her guests at the wedding reception chose to wear far more brightly-colored outfits. Andrea changed into a dashing dinner suit complete with a bow tie and was seen leaving the Hotel de Paris as he escorted his new wife to the wedding reception. Continue reading