Friday, November 1, 2019

A Bonaparte Wedding

Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinnerberg with her father, Count Riprand von und zu Arco-Zinneberg
Princess Béatrice de Bourbon Siciles with her son, the groom, Jean-Christophe Napoleon Bonaparte
On October 19, an heir of the Bonaparte family was married to a descendant of the last Austrian Emperor at Les Invalides in Paris, with plenty of Habsburgs and Bourbons in attendance. In fact, the groom's mother is a Bourbon princess.  From The Daily Mail:
The former Imperial House of France and the House of Hapsburg have united once again as Napoleon Bonaparte's heir has married the great-great-great niece of the French Emperor's wife today. London-based private equity manager Jean-Christophe Napoleon Bonaparte, 33, is the great-great-great nephew of Napoleon Bonaparte I, Emperor of France. He has wed Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinnerberg, 31, the great-granddaughter of Karl I, in a lavish ceremony in Paris attended by Princess Beatrice and her fiancé property tycoon Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi. The newlyweds are distantly related as Countess Olympia is the great-great-great niece of Napoleon's wife, Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria. Napoleon's marriage to Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria in 1810, which was designed to secure an ally in his war against Britain and Russia and bring conflict between the two countries to a halt. However, today's pair have previously said that their wedding is a love match, and not designed to further any political ambitions. (Read more.)

The reception was at Fontainebleau.

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