Last modified: 19 March 2014
Engagements, marriages and divorces in reigning and non-reigning royal houses of the year 2008.
Engagement announced of Viscount Auguste de Castelbajac and Countess Stefanie von und zu Trauttmansdorff- Weinsberg.
Engagement announced of James Moss-Gibbons and Michelle de Bourbon (Two Sicilies).
Marriage of Sheikh Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Khalid Al Nayhan of Abu Dhabi and daughter of Rahma Mohammed Al Masoud.
January (exact date unknown)
Engagement announced of Prince Alexander von Fürstenberg and Ali Kay.
Engagement announced of Tjalling ten Cate and Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme.
Marriage of Dom Eudes de Orleans e Bragança and Patricia Annechino Landau at the Igreja de Nossa Senhora de Bonsucesso, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
Marriage of Prince Andreas von Auersperg and Maria Serrana Pintos Pizzichillo at Paysandú, Uruguay.
Divorce of Count Johannes von Schaesberg and Freiin Antoinette von Hoenning O’Carroll at Neuss, Germany.
Marriage of Sheikh Salim bin Mohammed bin Nasser Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah and Abdullah Ahmed Rashid Al Nuami at Paysandú, Uruguay.
Marriage of Prince Nawaf bin Faisal bin Fahad bin Abdulaziz Al-Saud of Saudi Arabia and name unknown at Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
Civil marriage of Hereditary Count Louis zu Erbach-Fürstenau and Olga Vassilievna Li at Michelstadt, Germany.
Civil marriage of Count Philipp von Neipperg and Paula Wolff at Schwaigern, Germany.
Marriage of Sheikh Joaan bin Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar and Sheikha al-Maha bint Salem al-Ramul al- Mannai at Al Wajbah Palace, Qatar.
Marriage of Sheikh Jassim bin Khalifa al-Thani of Qatar and Sheikha Mariam bint Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Ali al-Thani of Qatar at the Sheikh Kalifa Palace, Rayyan, Qatar.
Religious marriage of Count Philipp von Neipperg and Paula Wolff at at Maria Plain, Austria.
April (exact date unknown)
Divorce of Prince Faisal bin Hussein of Jordan and Alia Tabbaa.
Civil marriage of Tjalling ten Cate and Princess Margarita de Bourbon de Parme at Landgoed Maarsbergen in Maarsbergen, The Netherlands.
Religious marriage of Olivier de Quelen and Princess Hedwige von und zu Liechtenstein at the chapel of Waldstein Castle, Austria.
Marriage of Sheikh Saeed bin Maktoum Al Maktoum of Dubai and name unknown.
Marriage of Peter Phillips (Great Britain) and Autumn Kelly at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor, Great Britain.
Marriage of Count Ludwig von Waldburg zu Wolfegg und Waldsee and Alexandra Luise von Poser und Groß- Naedlitz.
Religious marriage of Hereditary Count Erasmus von Platen-Hallermund and Bianca Hoffmann at Giekau, Germany.
Marriage of Prince Joachim of Denmark and Marie Cavallier at the church of Møgeltønder, Denmark.
Religious marriage of Count Maximilian von Nesselrode-Reichenstein and Princess Katharina zu Löwenstein- Wertheim-Rosenborg at the Basilica of Kevelaer, Germany.
Marriage of Klaus Ita and Princess Maximiliana Reuss at Mautern, Austria.
Religious marriage of Count Felix von Spiegel and Countess Antonia zu Toerring-Jettenbach at Kloster Andechs, Germany.
Religious marriage of Prince Karl-Emich of Leiningen and Countess Isabelle von und zu Egloffstein at Pappenheim, Germany.
Religious marriage of Sheikh Ahmed bin Saeed Al Maktoum of Dubai and Sheikha .. bint Obaid bin Thani Al Maktoum of Dubai.
Engagement announced of Count Rodolphe de Limburg Stirum and Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria.
Engagement announced of Boris Kisselevsky and Countess Isabella zu Stolberg-Stolberg.
Marriage of Prince Charles-Philippe d’Orléans Duc d’Anjou and Diana Álvares Pereira de Melo 11th Duchess de Cadaval at Évora, Portugal.
Marriage of Count Johannes von Schaesberg and Adriana Ennab at London, Great Britain.
Marriage of Alejandro Garrido and Princess Sarah bint Asem of Jordan.
Marriage of Sheikh .. bin Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi of Ajman and name unknown at Ajman.
Engagement announced of Prince Hubertus von Sachsen-Coburg und Gotha and Kelly Rondestvedt at Callenberg Castle, Germany.
Marriage of Don Eugenio Litta Modignani 11e Marchese di Menzago e Vinago and Princess Natascha zu Sayn- Wittgenstein-Berleburg at Rome, Italy.
Marriage of Marc Bernath and Princess Julia-Katharina von Anhalt near the Ammersee, Bavaria, Germany.
Marriage of George Gilman and Lady Rose Windsor (Great Britain) at the Queen’s Chapel, St. James’s Palace, London, Great Britain.
Religious marriage of Prince Alfonso von Thurn und Taxis and Countess Anna von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg at the Stiftskirche at Altenburg, Austria.
Civil marriage of Fürst Karl zu Schwarzenberg and Countess Therese zu Hardegg at Murau, Austria. They were previously married together from 1967 to 1988.
Marriage of Bastian Gebauer and Countess Daphne von Harrach at Frankfurt am Main, Germany.
Civil marriage of Thomas de Schoenburg-Waldenburg and Natacha Degy at Divonne-les-Bains, France.
Marriage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Khalifa bin Hamdan Al Nayhan of Abu Dhabi and Sheikha .. bint Ahmed bin Mubarak Al Nayhan of Abu Dhabi.
Religious marriage of Prince Philippe Lobkowicz and Freiin Marie-Therese von Heine-Geldern at the Stiftskirche in Seitenstetten, Austria.
Marriage of David Wassermann and Princess Nicole Lobkowicz likely in the USA.
Engagement announced of Count Dominik von Coudenhove-Kalergi and Princess Adelheid von und zu Liechtenstein.
Marriage of Tengku Temenggong Mohammad Fakhry, Prince of Kelantan (Malaysia) and Manohara Odelia Pinot.
Religious marriage of Prince Friedrich zu Oettingen-Wallerstein and Isabella Bonelli at the Wallfahrtskirche and Basilika Maria Loretto in Loretto, Austri.
Religious marriage of Prince Heinrich XXI Reuss and Countess Marie von Moÿ de Sons at the Christuskirche in Salzburg, Austria.
Civil marriage of Prince Aimone di Savoia-Aosta, Duke of Apulia and Princess Olga of Greece at the Italian Embassy in Moscow, Russia.
Religious marriage of Prince Waldemar zu Schaumburg-Lippe and Gertraud Antonia Wagner-Schöppl at the Schlosskapelle of Schönbrunn Castle, Vienna, Austria.
Divorce of Former King Fuad II of Egypt and Dominique-France Picard (Fadila) in Switzerland.
Religious marriage of Prince Aimone di Savoia-Aosta, Duke of Apulia and Princess Olga of Greece at the Church of Panagia Diasozousa at Patmos, Greece.
Religious marriage of Vicomte Auguste de Castelbajac and Countess Stefanie von und zu Trauttmansdorff-Weinsberg at the parish church of Ehrenhausen, Austria.
Religious marriage of Alexander Heuken and Princess Michaela von und zu Liechtenstein at the St. Kathrein Kirchlein in Hafling, South Tirol, Italy.
Religious marriage of Constantin Rinn of Smailholm, Baron of Smailholm and Countess Marie-Yolande Fugger Babenhausen de Polignac at the church of La Jumellière in Chemillé, Maine-et-Loire, France.
Marriage of Stephan Metternich-Sandor, Prince von Ratibor und Corvey and Kathleen Dee Robbins at the Little Oratory, London, Great Britain.
Religious marriage of Hereditary Count Louis zu Erbach-Fürstenau and Olga Vassilievna Li at Meran, Italy.
Civil marriage of Dominic Andrew Twyman and Princess Johanna zu Bentheim und Steinfurt at Bad Bentheim, Germany.
Marriage of Sheikh Zayed bin Mohammed bin Hamdan Al Nayhan of Abu Dhabi and Sheikha … bint Majid bin Obaid Al- Maktoum of Dubai at the Grand Hyatt Hotel in Dubai, United Arab Emirates.
Engagement announced of Count Alexander zu Stolberg-Stolberg and Princess Isabel de Orléans e Bragança (Brazil).
October (celebrations between 9 and 12 October)
Marriage of Ahmad Najmi Abdul Razak and Tengku Nurul Kamalia Tengku Kamil Ismail of Pahang (Malaysia) at the Istana Abu Bakar, Pahang, Malaysia.
Marriage of Peter Gumprecht and Princess Marie-Therese von Croÿ at Vienna, Austria.
Marriage of Prince Nils von Sachsen and Jedida Taborek at Moritzburg, Germany.
Marriage of Dasho Palden Yoeser Thinley and Ashi Kesang Choden Wangchuck of Bhutan at the Dechencholing Palace, Bhutan.
Marriage of Sheikh Abdullah bin Humaid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah and Sheikha .. bint Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi.
Marriage of Sheikh Mohammed bin Humaid bin Abdullah Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah and Sheikha .. bint Saqar bin Khalid Al Qasimi at the Dubai World Trade Centre, United Arab Emirates.
Engagement announced of Prince Jean de France, Duke de Vendôme and Philomena de Tornos y Steinhart.
Civil marriage of Count Rodolphe de Limburg Stirum and Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria at the town hall at Mechelen (Malines), Belgium.
Religious marriage of Count Rodolphe de Limburg Stirum and Archduchess Marie-Christine of Austria at the St. Rombouts Cathedral at Mechelen (Malines), Belgium.
Civil marriage of Hereditary Prince Carl-Christian zu Solms-Hohensolms-Lich and Countess Christina Douglas at the Thonetschlössl in Vienna, Austria.
Marriage of Prince Oliver von Croÿ and Henrikke Nielsen at Copenhagen, Denmark.
Marriage of Sheikh Khalid bin Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nayhan of Abu Dhabi and Sheikha .. bint Surour bin Mohammed Al Nayhan of Abu Dhabi.
Marriage of Boris Simons and Princess Julia zur Lippe at Hamburg, Germany.
Marriage of Sheikh Khalid bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al-Thani of Qatar and Sheikha Mariam bint Nasser bin Abdullah al- Ahmad Al-Thani of Qatar.
Marriage of Sheikh Abdullah bin Ahmed bin Humaid Al Qasimi of Ras Al Khaimah and Sheikha .. bint Fahim bin Abdullah Al Qasimi.
Engagement announced of Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum of Dubai and Sheikha Sheikha bint Saeed bin Thani Al Maktoum of Dubai.
Exact date unknown
Engagement announced of Hicham Kmer and Lalla Soukaina of Morocco.