18 April 2010

Gala dinner for Princess Ira of Fürstenberg

Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia hosted on Saturday 17 April 2010 at the White Palace in Belgrade a gala dinner party for HSH Princess Ira of Fürstenberg on the occasion of her 70th birthday, cf. the press release of 18 April 2010.

Among the guests were:

HSH Prince Sebastian of Fürstenberg (brother)
HSH Princess Elisabetta of Fürstenberg (latter’s wife)
HSH Princess Virginia of Fürstenberg, Mrs. Polenghi (their daughter)
HSH Prince Hubertus of Fürstenberg (*)
HH Prince Amyn Aga Khan
HSH Prince Pierre of Arenberg
HSH Beatrice of Hohenlohe-Langenburg
HSH Princess Gunilla of Bismarck
Prince Carlo Giovanelli
Princess Laure de Baeauvau Craon
Princess Marina Pignatelli
Baroness Januaria Piromallo
Count and Countess Schönburg
Count Carl Anton Goess Saurau
Countess Marcella del Majno
Count Marco Camerana
Count Rudy Brescia
Countess Beatrice von Hardenberg de Borbon
Baroness Estelle Mentzingen
Baroness Helen de Ludinghausen
Lord and Lady Powell
Senator Mario D’Urso (Italy)
Clemens Koja, Ambassador of Austria with wife
Armando Varricchio, Ambassador of Italy with wife
Mary Bruce Warlick, Ambassador of the United States
Nils Krister Bringeus, Ambassador of Sweden
Mercedes Felicitas Ruiz Zapata, Ambassador of Mexico
Igor Jovovic, Ambassador of Montenegro with wife

(*) I wonder if it was actually Prince Hubertus of Hohenlohe-Langenburg.

Princess Virginia (Ira) of Fürstenberg is the oldest child of Prince Tassilo of Fürstenberg (1903-1989), by his first wife Claire Agnelli (b. 1920). Princess Ira was born in Rome on 18 April 1940. She married first Prince Alfonso of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (1924-2003) in 1955 (divorced 1960) and secondly in 1961 (divorced 1964) Francisco Pignatari (1916-1977).

As happened to Queen Margrethe II of Denmark's celebrations, several guests invited to Princess Ira's party had to cancel due to the closed airspace.

Updated on Sunday 18 April 2010 at 18.50.


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