The wedding of Countess Leonie and Count Caspar in the presence of Dutch sovereigns and Princess Amalia

The wedding of Countess Leonie and Count Caspar in the presence of Dutch sovereigns and Princess Amalia
The wedding of Countess Leonie and Count Caspar in the presence of Dutch sovereigns and Princess Amalia

This June 22, 2024, Countess Leonie von Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems and Count Caspar von Matuschka united before God and before the royal family of the Netherlands. The noble bride and groom had the privilege of welcoming King Willem-Alexander, Queen Máxima and Princess of Orange to their wedding. Princess Amalia, who wore a Natan dress from her mother, was particularly noticed.

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Marriage of Countess Leonie of Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems and Count Caspar of Matuschka

The St Karl Borromäus Church in Hohenems, Austria, welcomed an audience of prestigious guests this Saturday, June 22. European nobility gathered in this town in Vorarlberg, on the Swiss border, to attend the fabulous wedding of Countess Leonie von Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems and Count Caspar Matuschka.

Countess Leonie von Waldburg-Zeil-Hohenems and Count Caspar von Matuschka leave the Hohenems church to acclamations, June 22, 2024 (Photo: Dana Press/Bestimage)

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The bride crossed Hohenems from the family castle, accompanied by her father, Count Franz Clemens, under the amazed gaze of the town’s inhabitants who witnessed a parade of personalities. The bride’s godfather is King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands, who honored her with his presence. The king was accompanied by Queen Máxima and their eldest daughter, Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess of Orange.

After the religious ceremony, the happy newlyweds join in procession the family castle of Hohenems (Photo: Dana Press/Bestimage)

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Countess Leonie’s tiara was a necklace of Archduchess Élisabeth-Françoise

Countess Leonie is a descendant of Emperor Franz Joseph I of Austria and his wife, Empress Elisabeth, better known as Sissi. The bride also wore a very symbolic family jewel on her head. Countess Leonie chose to wear a necklace mounted as a tiara, which belonged to her great-grandmother, Archduchess Elisabeth-Françoise.

The real princess wedding of Countess Leonie, in the presence of members of ruling families (Photo: Dana Press/Bestimage)

This necklace was given to Archduchess Élisabeth-Françoise, daughter of Archduke François-Salvator, by her grandfather, Emperor Franz Joseph, on the occasion of her marriage in 1912 to Count George of Walburg. -Zeil-Hohonems.

The bride’s tiara is a necklace that Emperor Franz Joseph I gave to his granddaughter, Archduchess Elisabeth-Françoise, during her marriage in 1912 to Count George of Walburg-Zeil-Hohonems (Photo: Dana Press/Bestimage)

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Princess Amalia and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands in Natan

The presence of Princess Amalia was widely commented on in the press, as her look was appreciated by royal commentators. The heir to the Dutch throne had borrowed a blue dress by Natan from her mother. Queen Máxima also wore a dress from the Belgian fashion house Natan. The Princess of Orange wore Manolo Blahnik heeled pumps and tanzanite earrings owned by Queen Máxima. Queen Máxima held the famous cherry-colored Lady Dior bag in her hands and wore Gianvito Rossi suede pumps.

King Willem-Alexander with his wife and their eldest daughter. Queen Máxima and Princess Amalia wear outfits by Natan (Photo: Dana Press/Bestimage)

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Another ruling family was represented by Hereditary Prince Alois of Liechtenstein and his wife, Hereditary Princess Sophie, who were accompanied by their daughter, Princess Marie Caroline. Prince Maximilian and Princess Angela of Liechtenstein, but also the Duke of Württemberg and Duchess Marie of Württemberg, as well as the princes of Windisch-Graetz and the archdukes of Austria were present at this grand wedding.

Hereditary Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, wife of the heir to the throne and daughter-in-law of Sovereign Hans-Adam II, with her daughter, Princess Marie Caroline of Liechtenstein (Photo: Dana Press/Bestimage)

The von Matuschka family originated in Bohemia and Moravia, whose members had been barons since the 14th century. The family moved back to Upper Austria (present-day Slovakia) from the 15th century, then settled in Silesia (present-day Poland) in the 18th century. The family was granted a county title from the King of Prussia in 1747. The bride’s family is descended from the counts of Waldburg and the bride’s father is the head of the county branch of Hohenems.

Nicolas Fontaine


Nicolas Fontaine has been a designer-editor and author for numerous Belgian and French brands and media. A specialist in royal family news, Nicolas founded the site Histoires royales of which he is the editor-in-chief. [email protected]



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