Wedding of the Duchess of Medinaceli

Royal and Noble Guests from around Europe have gathered in Jerez de la Frontera to celebrate the Wedding of Princess Victoria of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, the 20th Duchess of Medinaceli and Maxime Corneille on October 14th, with a bitter property dispute preventing the Duchess from marrying in any of the spectacular family residences of which she is Head. The Duchess of Medinaceli is the world’s most titled Aristocrat, with around 43 recognised titles.

Princess Victoria of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, the 20th Duchess of Medinaceli married Maxime Corneille at the Iglesia de San Miguel in Jerez de la Frontera in a ceremony officiated by aristocratic priest Ignacio Sánchez-Dalp.

Afterwards, the Duchess and the new Duke Consort of Medinaceli left the Iglesia de San Miguel in a carriage. The Ceremony will be followed by a Reception at the Salto al Cielo farm owned by the López Carrizosa family, which were close to her late father, Prince Marco of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, the 19th Duke of Medinaceli.

Prevented from wearing the spectacular Medinaceli Ducal Coronet, the Duchess instead wore a lace gown with a pair of Diamond Earrings and a Diamond Floral Brooch in her hair.

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Royal and Noble Guests from around the world included King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands,

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The Princess of Orange

Princess Miriam al-Ghazi of Jordan, Dowager Princess of Turnovo with Hereditary Prince Boris and Prince Beltran of Bulgaria

The Prince and Princess of Hohenlohe-Langenburg

Noble Guests include the  Duke and Duchess of Huéscar, Javier Fitz-James Stuart, Count of Montalvo, Gonzalo Prado Prado, Marquis of Castiglione of Aragon, Countess Hermine de Hemricourt de Grunne

The previous evening, King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands, The Princess of Orange, Hereditary Prince Boris of Bulgaria and Princess Miriam al-Ghazi of Jordan were among the guests who attended a Party at the Palacio de Campo Real in Jerez de la Frontera, which is owned by Manuel Alfonso de Domecq-Zurita, Viscount of Almocadén.

Following the death of the 18th Duchess of Medinaceli in 2013, her main titles were inherited by her grandson, Prince Marco of Hohenlohe-Langenburg, which were in-turn inherited by his daughter, Princess Victoria, the 20th Duchess of Medinaceli, in 2016. The 18th Duchess had left additional titles to her three sons and grandchildren, but at the time of her passing, only the youngest, the 19th Duke of Segorbe, had outlived her. The Family Residences; the Casa de Pilatos in Seville, the Hospital de Tavera in Toledo, and the Pazo de Oca in Galicia, along with Castles, Palaces and agricultural property around Spain, as well as a large Art Collection is in the Casa Ducal de Medinaceli Foundation, which was controlled by multiple branches of the family, until 2020, when the Duke of Segorbe expelled his nephews, nieces, and great-niece, the current Duchess, and has refused to allow them to use the family properties. A court case ruled in favour of the late Duchess’ grandchildren in 2021, but the Duke of Segorbe has filed an appeal, with legal proceedings still ongoing.

3 thoughts on “Wedding of the Duchess of Medinaceli

  1. Wow so the Duke of Segorbe controls all of the family castles/palaces currently and would not let the Duchess get married in any of them? Does he outrank her? Hopefully she had and amazing wedding regardless.

    1. She outranks him, but he illegally kicked out all his nieces and nephews from the family foundation that controls everything. When the Courts ruled in their favour, he filed an appeal which is dragging through the courts and who knows when that will be resolved. It’s quite callous.

  2. He let his daughter wear the Medinaceli Tiara when she got married, but not the actual Duchess. Shame on him.
    Looking again at these photos, I’m reminded of Kate Winslet in “Titanic” – there is an Edwardian feel about this lovely gown and bride.

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