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Another royal wedding ahead: Granddaughter of Princess Alexandra announces her engagement

Princess Alexandra’s family is celebrating some happy news this week as her granddaughter, Flora Alexandra Ogilvy, announced her engagement to former professional hockey player Timothy Vesterberg.

Flora shared the news on her Instagram account, posting a gorgeous outdoor photo of the couple showing off her new ring. “We’re engaged! My beloved Timothy asked me to marry him and we’re blissfully happy. Photograph by my father @ogilvylandscape.”


Her fiancé posted the same photo on his account, saying: “We are engaged! Min älskling always and forever.”

Where does the bride-to-be fall on the Royal Family tree? Flora’s father, photographer James Ogilvy, is the only son of Princess Alexandra (The Queen’s first cousin) and Sir Angus Ogilvy. Flora was born in December 1994 and has one sibling, Alexander Charles Ogilvy.

Twenty-four-year old Flora, who is 56th in line to the throne, describes herself on her Instagram profile as a “curator, writer and speaker.” She is the founder of Arteviste, a platform that is focused on making the contemporary art market more accessible and bringing art to the digital generation.

She studied art history at Bristol University and speaks about art at a range of universities and companies, focusing “on engaging those on the periphery of the art market as well as the next generation of collectors.” Flora also offers consultancy services and writes for publications including Artnet and GQ.

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Flora might not be a familiar face to all royal watchers, but she is a regular attendee at Trooping the Colour and The Queen’s Christmas lunch at Buckingham Palace. You also might remember her fabulous, voluminous pink dress when Flora attended the wedding of her cousin Lady Gabriella Windsor earlier this year.

Swedish native Vesterberg played for Djurgården Hockey, the most successful hockey club in Sweden, and now works as an investment professional. The couple resides in London and no news has been released on a wedding date, but it looks like we might have another royal wedding to celebrate in 2020.

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Kristin was Chief Reporter for Royal Central until 2022 and has been following the British royal family for more than 30 years. Kristin has appeared in UK and U.S. media outlets discussing the British royals including BBC Breakfast, BBC World News, Sky News, the Associated Press, TIME, The Washington Post, and many others.