08 July 2017

Royal Wedding Jewels in Hanover

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Against the wishes of his father, the younger Ernst August, Prince of Hanover married his fiancee, Ekaterina Malysheva, in Hanover on Saturday, and there were some major royal jewels on display.




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The bride, a fashion designer with Russian roots, wore one of the Hanoverian family's tiaras with her Sandra Mansour. The Hanoverian Floral Tiara has been in the family for years, but we don't know much about its provenance.


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We also got a good look at Ekaterina's gorgeous engagement ring, which is set with diamonds and a blue sapphire.


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Profile views of the bride showed the unusual height of the central part of the family's floral diadem.


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The floral tiara was last worn in public in 2004, when Ernst August's stepmother, Princess Caroline of Monaco, wore it for a pre-wedding gala for Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark in Copenhagen.


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The tiara was also previously worn by the groom's mother, Chantal Hochuli. Today, she wore a colorful blue and gold brooch for her son's wedding. She and the elder Ernst August (who is the pretender to the throne of Hanover) divorced in 1997, and he married Princess Caroline in 1999. The elder EA and Caroline have been separated for almost a decade, and she did not attend her stepson's wedding. (Neither did the groom's father; the two are in the middle of a complicated dispute. I'll direct you to Marlene Koenig's blog for more.)


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But although Caroline did not attend, the wedding very clearly had her family seal of approval. All of her children attended, along with their spouses. Above, Ernst August's half-sister (and Caroline's younger daughter), Alexandra, Princess of Hanover, served as a bridesmaid. She wore round pearl stud earrings and a beaded necklace.


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His elder stepbrother, Andrea Casiraghi, was in attendance with his wife, Tatiana. Their two children, Sasha and India, served as a page boy and a flower girl.


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Pierre Casiraghi, the groom's younger stepbrother, also attended with his wife, Beatrice.


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Beatrice wore her pale pink drop earrings, plus a necklace with a floral pendant and a rather, er, unusual hat.


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Charlotte Casiraghi, the groom's stepsister, opted to leave her jewelry at home for the day.


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The groom's younger brother, Christian, Prince of Hanover, attended the wedding with his fiancee, Alessandra de Osma. Her engagement ring glittered on her left hand.


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There were numerous other royal and noble guests at the wedding. George Friedrich and Sophie of Prussia, pretenders to the throne of Germany, were there.


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Sophie wore a pair of dramatic diamond and pearl earrings.


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Alexander of Schaumberg-Lippe attended with his partner, Mahkameh Navabi, who wore a glittering lariat-style necklace.


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From the Greek royal family, Crown Prince Pavlos attended with his wife, Marie-Chantal, and several of their children. Pavlos's grandmother, Queen Friederike of the Hellenes, was born a princess of Hanover.


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Marie-Chantal wore a long pearl necklace with an evil eye pendant, a pearl bracelet, and sparkling hoop earrings.


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Andres and Lauren Santo Domingo, brother and sister-in-law of Tatiana Casiraghi, were there, too.


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Lauren wore an interesting pair of pearly drop earrings.


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Note: some of the photos from this post were generously provided to us by a longtime friend of the blog, Sydney, who writes for both Luxarazzi and Confessions of a Castleholic. Read her posts on the wedding over here!