14 April 2016

dutch Royal Couple visits Munich

When i heard that KIng Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands would visits Munich on 13. April i decied to make a day trip to Munich on that day. As i only arrived short after 9h a clock i could not go to the Old Pinakothek. I decided to go straight to the Residence to secure a good Place there instead of waiting at the Pinakothek trill they would leave. After arriving in Munich i meet with a friedn and together we went to the Residence where we arrivd shourt after 10h. We then secured a good place but unfotunately after 20 mins we where sent aways top the other side so that the Press could stand there. Luckily i still god a place in the first row. Then the waiting started. The car with the Royal Couple arrived a 11h30. TM then went first to the Max-Hoseph Place and shwoed themself to the people standing there. Then the walked up top the red Carpet lining to the Entrance to the Resieden. They then greeted the people there and haked Hands and the King spoke with some of them in german. They then heard a fw song of the Tölzer Knabenchor before walking tinto the Residence for Dinner. I and my friedn decided to do the same. Afterwards we went to the Viktualienmarkt and after some searching twe fopund the dutch-bavarian Pavillon the Royal Couple would open later. There we waited and after the crowds became bigger the Police put up gates and we had a good few to the Pavillon. Unfotunately it wasn't meant to be as the Press was allowed to stand in the empty place inside to closed off Area which meant that almost nobody of the ordinary people there could see the Royal Couple when they arrvid there. I and my friend then decied not to wait until the Couple wopuild leave and for me it was time to got to my Bus to drive back home.

30 March 2016

† Duchess Ameli of Oldenburg

Duchess Ameli of Oldenburg née Princess zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg died on Saturday 26.03. at the age of 93. 
Mourning for the death of Duchess Ameli of Oldenburg: Although she lived at Güldenstein  Castle in Schleswig-Holstein Lensahn and recently  was no longer in the northwest Regon to host,  many remember her for her charitable activities. Especially as chairman of the Association of Elizabeth Children's Hospital was her care for the welfare of sick boys and girls there. Often the Duchess renounced at celebrations on presents for the benefit of the hospital. Daughter she is also as hostess in Rasteder Castle during major equestrian events.Duchess Ameli of Oldenburg, a born Princess of Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg, died at the age of 93 years on Saturday, March 26th, in Eutin. With son Christian Duke of Oldenburg daughter Caroline Duchess of Oldenburg and daughter mourn Dr. Helene Duchess of Oldenburg and grandchildren and siblings.Duke Anton-Günther of Oldenburg, with whom she was married 63 years, had died in September 2014 aged 91 years. In August 2011 they had celebrated diamond wedding and received a Rasteder delegation. Long back for he Duke the renovation of the neoclassical Mausoeleum of the Family on the Gertrudenfriedhof on Oldenberg where he was also buried was a concern. Duchess Ameli will also be  laid to rest on this side. The funeral will take place in pirvatge  at the request of members of the close family and friends

17 March 2016

Funeral of Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern

On Saturday 12. March i went to Sigmaringen where the Funeral of Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern took place in the Hedinger Church. As it was a private Funeral the streets around the Church where closed of. At the beginning we could stand near the Church but as the guests started to arrive we had to go behind the barriers. Luckily many of the guests arrive on foot and walked by. Some of the guests also arived in their cars but had to kleave them behind the gates. Only a few of the guests where allowed to drive in the closed Area. The Family of the late Prince and the swedish Royal Family where dirven in their Cars to the back entrace of  the chruch and entered and left the Church ouzt of the public eye. After the Service most of the gusts where drioven in Busses (which now stopped in the closed off Area) to Sigmaringen Castle whére a reception took place.

Among ther Guests i could see

Archduke Michael and Archduchess Christiane of Austria
Archduke Geza of Auastria
Archduke Joseph of Austria
Margrave Max and Margravine Valerie of Baden
Prince Leopold of Baden
Duke Franz of Bavaria
Duke Max in Bavaria
Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria
Prince Adalbert and Princess Sandra of Bavaria
Prince Manuel and Princess Anna of Bavaria
Pricness Felipa of Bavaria and Christian Dienst
Prince Konstantin of Bavaria
Prince Hubertus of Bavaria
Princess Bernadette of Bavaria
Fürst Otto zu Castel-Rüdenhausen
Count Eberhard of Erbach-Erbach
Fürstin Maximiliane zu Fürstenberg
Hereditary Pricne Christian zu Fürstenberg
Prince Maximilian zu Fürstenberg
Fürst Karl Friedrich and Fürstin Katharina of Hohenzollern
Prince Albrecht of Hohenzollern
Prince Ferfried of Hohenzollern
Prince Moritz and Princess Heidi of Hohenzollern
Princess Alexandra of Hohenzollern
Fürst Andreas and Fürstin Alexandra zu Leiningen
Fürst Alois-Konstantin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Duke Borwin and Duchess Alice zuu Mecklenburg
Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia
Prince Adalbert and Princess Eva Maria of Prussia
Prince Andreas of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Prince Michael of Saxe-Weimar-Eisenach
King Carl XVI. Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden
Prince Friedrich and Princess Beata of Thurn and Taxis
Count Hans Veit zu Toerring-Jettenbach
Duke Wilhelm Albert and Duchess Karen of Urach
Fürst Karl Philipp of Urch
Duke Michael of Württemberg

My photos: Here