The engagement has been announced this week of Lord Max Percy and Nora Oettingen. Lord Max is the youngest child of the Duke & Duchess of Northumberland and Nora’s full title is Princess Nora of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg. She is the youngest daughter of the Prince & Princess of Oettingen-Spielberg. Nora was born in West Palm Beach, Florida and after gaining a Degree in History of Art & Design at Edinburgh University now has her own company Tusche London and a range of greeting cards through Pemberley Fox.
Lord Max Percy, is the youngest child of the 12th Duke of Northumberland who inherited the title from his elder brother the 11th Duke who died without issue. The current heir is Max’s elder brother Earl George Percy, a bachelor and Managing Director of a geo-thermal energy company, his two sisters, Lady Melissa and Lady Catherine are both separated. Leaving any children that Lord Max and Princess Nora may have in the future currently potential heirs to the title.
At this stage, there has been no indication of where a wedding may take place Lord Max Percy has the choice of many stately homes within the family including Syon Park and Alnwick Castle in Northumberland, the family seat. However, Princess Nora’s family seat Schloss Oettingen in Bavaria is another potential location; especially as throughout the summer and autumn it has an exhibition of Princely weddings within the family down the centuries.
There is a good chance that wherever the wedding takes places the Duke & Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry may well be invited as there are many ties between the families. Lady Melissa was married to Thomas von Straubenzee, a school friend of the Princes and god-father to Princess Charlotte. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have also been guests of the Prince and Princess at Schloss Oettingen, and Prince Harry attended the wedding of Princess Nora’s elder brother Franz Albrecht the hereditary prince.