Funeral of Fürst Johann-Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen

The funeral for the late Fürst Johann-Friedrich zu Castell-Rüdenhausen took place on Saturday 08.11.2014 at 12h00 at the St. Peter and Paul Church at Rüdenhausen. Already on the evening before the coffin with the late Fürst had been brought in a torchlight procession from the Castle to the Church.Early that day i drove to Rüdenhausen. After arriving there i had a look into the Church which was still open to the Public. Inside  2 sons of the deceased where holding a Vigil near the coffin. Next to the Church a big tent had been errected where the citizens of Rüdenhausen could follow the Service which was broadcasted there. Short before the Serivce started a procession with the siblings and the nephews and nieces of the late Fürst came from the Castle to the Church. At the end of the Service which lastef for about 1 hour the coffin was carried out by Hunters and  placed in a carraige which was drown by 2 horses. In a big procession the carriage was brought to the Family burial ground. Benhind followed the direct Family lead by the widowed Fürstin Maria and the new Fürstin Otto. Behind them the other children and siblings and all the gueste walked the short way to the Family burial ground. There  the coffin of the late Fürst was placed in the Family Crypt. Afterwards the flag which had been placed on the coffin was handed over to the new Fürst Otto. Afterwards a reception was Held in a tent which had been erected in the Park of Rüdenhausen Castle.

Among the guests where apart from the Family:

Prince Ludwig and Princess Marianne of Baden
Prince Berthold of Baden
Fürst Albrecht and Fürstin Marie Louise zu Castell-Castell
Hereditary Count Ferdinand and Hereditary Countess Gabriele zu Castell-Castell
Count Manto and Countess Eva zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Countess Marie zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Countess Caroline zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Juriaan zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Countr Roderik and Coutness Liesbeth zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Countess Clara zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Cunt Rupert and Countess Alexandra zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Karl zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Hermann and Countess Henriette zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Matthias and Countess Victoria zu Castell-Rüdenhausen
Count Raimund and Countess Isabelle zu Erbach-Fürstenau
Count Wolfgang Anton and Countess Mary of Faber-Castell
Princess Monika of Hannover
Fürst Philipp zu Hohenlohe-Langenburg
Fürst Ferdinand zu  Hohenlohe-Bartenstein
Fürst Karl Friedrich and Fürstin Katharina of Hohenzollern
Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
Prince Albrecht of Hohenzollern
Fürstin Christine of Isenburg
Prince Viktor and Princess Jungeun of Isenburg
Prince Stephan and Princess Maria zur Lippe
Fürst Andreas and Fürstin Alexandra zu  Leiningen
Hereditary Prince Ferdinand zu Leiningen
Prince Johannes and Johanna of Lobkowicz
Fürst Ludwig zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Freudenberg
Fürst Alois-Konstantin zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Prince Hubertus and Princess Iris zu Löwenstein-Wertheim-Rosenberg
Hereditary Count Karl Eugen and Hereditary Countess Andrea of Neipperg
Count Dominik and Countess Maria Anna of Neipperg
Fürst Albrecht and Fürstin Angela zu Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg
Fürst Moritz and Fürstin Lioba zu Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Wallerstein
Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie of Prussia
Prince Adalbert and Princess Eva Maria of Prussia
Prince Heinrich XXIV. and Princess Dorothea Reuß
Prince Michael and Pricness Philippa zu Salm-Salm
Prince Felix zu Salm-Salm
Hereditary Prince Hubertus of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha
Count Karl zu Solms-Laubach
Countess Madeleine zu Solms-Laubach
Count Gustav and Countess Nicola zu Solms-Laubach
Count Franz zu Solms-Laubach
Count Friedrich zu Solms-Laubach
Count Ludwig and Countess Stephanie of Waldburg zu Wolfegg and Waldsee
Fürst Wolfgang Ernst and Fürstin Leonille zu Ysenburg and Büdingen
Princess Elisabeth of Ysenburg and Büdingen in Wächtersbach

My photos from the funeral

 

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