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Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe and Mahkameh Navabi wed at the Bückeburger Stadtkirche

Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe and his third wife, Persian pianist Mahkameh Navabi have celebrated one year on from their scaled-down civil ceremony by having a larger-scale wedding at the Bückeburger Stadtkirche in Germany.

The royal, 62, and his third wife Mahkameh Navabi, 40, tied the knot amid the pandemic in September 2020 in a small civil ceremony at Bückeburg Palace – the family home for 700 years. 

Among the royal guests included Alexander’s ex-wife, Princess Marie-Louise of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, as well as his 27-year-old son, Prince Heinrich Donatus of Schaumburg-Lippe. 

However, the pair, who had been together for five years and got engaged in January 2020, decided to celebrate with a larger-scale wedding on Saturday, which took place at the Bückeburger Stadtkirche in Germany. 

Prince Alexander of Schaumburg-Lippe, 62 and his third wife, Persian pianist Mahkameh Navabi, 40, have celebrated one year on from their scaled-down civil ceremony by having a larger-scale wedding at the Bückeburger Stadtkirche in Germany

Mahkameh looked every inch the blushing bride in a couture gown by Azzi and Osta and dazzled in the family Schaumburg-Lippe Palmette Tiara. Pictured, with husband Prince Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe

Mahkameh looked every inch the blushing bride in a couture gown by Azzi and Osta and dazzled in the family Schaumburg-Lippe Palmette Tiara. Pictured, with husband Prince Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe

Mahkameh's couture gown by Azzi and Osta boasted off-the-shoulder sleeve detail, intricate embroidery detail and a very impressive train. Pictured, with husband Prince Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe

Mahkameh’s couture gown by Azzi and Osta boasted off-the-shoulder sleeve detail, intricate embroidery detail and a very impressive train. Pictured, with husband Prince Alexander zu Schaumburg-Lippe

Mahkameh looked every inch the blushing bride in a couture gown by Azzi and Osta which boasted off-the-shoulder sleeve detail, intricate embroidery detail and a very impressive train.

The pianist dazzled in the family Schaumburg-Lippe Palmette Tiara, which was previously worn by Prince Alexander’s mother, Eva-Benita von Tiele-Winckler, at her wedding to his father, Prince Philipp-Ernst, in 1955.

The tiara, which dates back to the 19th-century, has also previously been worn by his first two wives. 

The couple weren’t short of royal guests either – with the likes of Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg, as well as Prince Ernst August and Princess Ekaterina of Hanover, the Earl and Countess of St Andrews, and European Commission President, Ursula von der Leyen, all in attendance.   

The married couple (pictured) share a joint passion of music, with Mahkameh a concert pianist and Alexander a jazz pianist

The married couple (pictured) share a joint passion of music, with Mahkameh a concert pianist and Alexander a jazz pianist

The family Schaumburg-Lippe Palmette Tiara (pictured), was previously worn by Prince Alexander¿s mother, as well as his first two wives

The family Schaumburg-Lippe Palmette Tiara (pictured), was previously worn by Prince Alexander’s mother, as well as his first two wives

Mahkameh waves to wellwishers who lined the streets, before being whisked off in a waiting horse-drawn carriage (pictured)

Mahkameh waves to wellwishers who lined the streets, before being whisked off in a waiting horse-drawn carriage (pictured)

Mahkameh, who could be seen clutching a beautiful bouquet, looked the picture of happiness as she was congratulated by wellwishers who lined the streets, before being whisked off in a waiting horse-drawn carriage. 

The married couple share a joint passion of music, with Mahkameh a concert pianist and Alexander a jazz pianist.

Prince Alexander’s family ruled over the small principality of Schaumburg-Lippe in northern Germany until 1918, when they lost their titles and lands at the end of WWI.

Prince Alexander, who today lives at the family seat Schloss Bückeburg, was married to Princess Marie-Louise of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg from 1993 to 2002 and they had a son together, Heinrich.

He wed his second wife, Nadja Anna Zsoeks in 2007, before divorcing in 2018. They share two daughters, Princess Friederike and Princess Philomena.   

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