Austrian Prince Paul-Anton Esterházy von Galántha marries

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Austrian Prince Paul-Anton Esterházy von Galántha and his model girlfriend Franziska Reutter have tied the knot at a stunning service in Carinthia.

The 36-year-old aristocrat, whose family was once one of the richest in Austria-Hungary, wed 33-year-old Franziska, nicknamed Sissi, in a picturesque ceremony surrounded by loved ones last weekend.

Educated at a boarding school in England, Paul-Anton attended St Andrews University ahead of getting a Master’s degree at Oxford, while Franziska studied mathematics at the University of Edinburgh before gaining a degree in civil engineering.

Franziska, who also descends from Austrian nobility, donned two elegant dresses for her big day – with her simple wedding gown featuring a billowing skirt, round neckline and a cinched waist.

Austrian Prince Paul-Anton Esterházy von Galántha and his model girlfriend Franziska Reutter have tied the knot at a stunning service in Carinthia

The 36-year-old aristocrat, whose family was once one of the richest in Austria-Hungary, wed 33-year-old Franziska, nicknamed Sissi, in a picturesque ceremony surrounded by loved ones last weekend

Educated at a boarding school in England, Paul-Anton attended St Andrews University ahead of getting a Master’s degree at Oxford, while Franziska studied mathematics at the University of Edinburgh before gaining a degree in civil engineering. Pictured, what appears to be the wedding reception

The blushing bride completed her look with a spotted veil, a dainty silver tiara, and a golden pendant necklace, as well as pearl earrings.

She carried a lavish array of white and cream flowers in her bouquet while holding onto her dashing husband’s arm in pictures shared to social media.

Adding a smattering of glamorous makeup to her pretty features, she kept her hair in a low bun to avoid distracting from the stunning collection of jewellery on display. 

The prince looked equally sophisticated in all his finery, which included a golden waistcoat with a blue polka dot tie.

In another image shared online, the couple are greeted by guests carrying colourful flowers and wearing traditional ensembles.

Their wedding reception then appeared to take place at a stunning white building, with glamorous guests gracing the grounds.

Franziska, who also descends from Austrian nobility, donned two elegant dresses for her big day – with her simple wedding gown featuring a billowing skirt, round neckline and a cinched waist

For her second frock, the bride appeared to don a sleeveless white number, with a flowing skirt and minimal details.

THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF ESTERHAZY 

Prince Paul-Anton Esterházy von Galántha’s family were major landowners in the Austro-Hungarian.

But when the two became separate nations following the First World War, the properties were split in different countries.

Land reforms in Hungary meant properties were confiscated from former princes and other noble families.

Meanwhile, one ruling head of the family, Prince Paul, eventually left his entire fortune to his widow Melinda following his death in 1989, rather than the properties and land going to his heir, his nephew Prince Anton (1936).

She completed the look with an elegant pair of drop earrings as she posed with smartly-dressed guests in group photographs shared to Twitter.

Paul-Anton, the only child of Anton Rudolf Marie Georg Christoph Hubertus Johannes Karl Aglaë, the 13th Prince Esterházy von Galántha and his first wife, Ursula Koenig, and Franziska got engaged in 2021.

The groom was born in Munich on February 18, 1986, while the bride was born on July 6, 1989, in Klagenfurt and is the youngest of four children of Georg von Reutter and Joanna Rowena Christine Doubleday.

While at university, the prince reportedly studied business administration and international politics, while he also gained a Master’s degree focusing on Central Eastern Europe.

Speaking in 2019 to Austrian newspaper Kronen Zeitung about the use of titles, he said: ‘I have never held titles myself and live a completely normal life. 

‘Of course, these terms are still used. They are historical and come from times long past. However, this goes hand in hand with a close connection with the family history.’

His father Prince Anton is said to live in a stable at Eszterháza Palace in Fertőd, Hungary, where he is employed by the state, which now owns the palace, to ‘play the Prince for tourists’.

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