08 July 2008

Anna and Klaus - Tegernsee 08.09.2007

In September last year i travelled to Tegernsee for the Wedding of HRH Duchess Anna in Bavaria and Dr. Klaus Runow whixh took place on 08. September 2007. As the Wedding-Service was scheduled to start at 10h00 in the morning i travelled already on Friday and arrived there in the early afternnon. After having been at my Hotel i walked to the Castle to look for the preparations and spotted that there was a rehearsal in the Church and i was allowed to stay in. The bride discussed some things with her mother and her siters Marie Caroline, Sophie and Elizabeth. Then the groom with his parents come out of the Church and showed them how the should pose for the press on the big day. The funniest thing was when short later Duke Philipp of Württemberg went outside with the children and trained with them the way along the red carpet and told how to behave.

The groom with his parents

Duke Philipp of Württemberg
training with the children

In the evening there was a reception in the Bräustüberl which is located in the Castle-Complex. One of the firsts to arrive there was Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein, followed by

Fürstin Marie Gabrielle of Waldburg-Zeil with son Erich and daugther-in-law Mathilde

Fürst Albrecht and Fürtin Fürstin Angela zu Oettingen-Spielberg

Duke Michael and Duchess Julia of Württemberg, Duke Eberhard of Württemberg, Duchess Fleur of Württemberg and Count Moritz of Goëss

and soon later Duke Friedrich of Württemberg

Prince Manuel and Princess Anna of Bavaria

Count Antonius and Countess Nicola Keglevich

Prince Alexander of Liechtenstein with daughter Theodora

Princess Ursula and Princess Felipa of Bavaria

Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria and Daniel Terberger

Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria and her granddaughters

On the Wedding-Day i was very early at the Castle but not much happened. Luckily on this day i did not rain.

Duke Eberhard of Württemberg arrived and did not know what to do with his gift. He together with the brides cousins Hereditary Count Erich of Waldburg-Zeil and Hereditary Count Alexander of Quadt where outside the Church and greeted the guests. On of the first to arrive where Prince Rasso and Princess Therese of Bavaria. I could only stay a few metres opposede the Church because most of the guests arrived with their cars and it would have been to dangerous otherwise. Around 9h30 it became quiet hectic because now most of the guests arrived. Some like the Württemberg-Family did not come with cars only Duke Friedrich and Duchess Marie of Württemberg wo arrived together with Prince Ulrich and Princess Ilke zu Wied. Shortly after 10h00 finally the cortege came from the castle with first Duchess Elizabeth and the grooms father, the brides sisters with their husband and then the groom with his mother. After they where in church the beaming bride with her father came and waved to the crowd.
The Ceremony lasted for around 1,5 hours. The last song was "Großer Gott wir loben dich". Luckily the pubilc was no allowed very much closer only around 1,5 metres opposide the red Carpet and i had a place facing the entrance door so i could see the Couple and the guests very close. After the guests had left the church i soon went inside and looked around but soon was send out because only 1 hour later there would be another wedding for which the Church had to be prepared prepairerd.

Duke Max and Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria, Duke Franz
of Bavaria and the groom's parents

Hereditary Prince Alois and Hereditary
Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein

Duke Philipp and Duchess Marie
Caroline of Württemberg

Duchess Elizabeth in Bavaria and Daniel
Terberger with son Maximilian

Duchess Helene in Bavaria

Duke Carl of Württemberg and
Princess Therese of Bavaria

Princess Rasso of Bavaria and Fürstin Marie
Gabriele of Waldburg zu Zeil and Trauchburg

Duchess Fleur of Württemberg
and Count Moritz of Goëss

Duke Michael and Duchess
Julia of Württemberg

Count Hans Veit and Countess
Henriette zu Toerring-Jettenbach

Prince Ulrich and
Princess Ilke zu Wied

Hereditary Count Erich of Waldburg zu Zeil
and Trauchburg,
Hereditary Count Bertram
of Quadt zu Wykradt and Isny and
Eberhard of Württemberg

In the afternoon i stood near the Castle and watched how the guests left the reception. I could see the through the Windows.At some point i spotted the bride behind one of the doors which lead to balcony and when she looked out i waved to her and she waved back. Shortly later she and Klaus come out on the Balcony for a few minutes

The bridal Couple on the Balcony of the Castle

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