Prince Jean-Christophe Napoleon, head of the former Imperial House of France, married Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg at the Cathedral Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris on October 19, 2019.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
According to French press reports, Jean-Christophe and Olymppia married in a civil ceremony in Neuilly-sur-Seine, a French commune just west of Paris, on October 17, 2019.
Jean-Christophe proposed to Olympia in January 2019 in Switzerland.Embed from Getty Images
Who is Prince Jean-Christophe Napoleón?
Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon was born on Saint-Raphaël, Var, France on 11 July 1986 as the son of Prince Charles Napoléon and his first wife Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Jean-Christophe Napoleon and her mother Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.Embed from Getty Images
Jean-Christophe is the head of the former Imperial House of France and heir of Napoleon Bonaparte. The Prince has an older sister, Princess Caroline (born 1980).
In 2017, Jean-Christophe completed an MBA at Harvard Business School. He has worked as a private equity associate for Blackstone Group and Advent International in London.Embed from Getty Images
The Prince is fluent in French, English and Spanish. He represents his dynasty’s heritage at public events and ceremonies in France and elsewhere in Europe.Embed from Getty Images
Prince Charles Napoleon (father of the Jean-Christophe) and Countess Marie-Beatrice von Arco-Zinneberg (mother of Olympia).
Who is Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg?
Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg was born on 4 January 1988 in Munich, Germany as the daughter of Count Riprand von und zu Arco-Zinneberg (born 1955), a great-grandson of the last Bavarian King Ludwig III, and Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este (11 December 1954).Embed from Getty Images
Countess Olympia Von Arco-Zinneberg and her father Count Riprand von Arco-Zinneberg.Embed from Getty Images
Olympia has five sisters: Countess Anna Theresa (1981), Countess Margherita (1983), Countess Maximiliana Aimée (1990), Countess Marie Gabrielle (1992) and Countess Giorgiana (1997).Embed from Getty Images
Countess Georgiana helped her sister Countess Olympia to fix her long veil.
In 2011, Olympia graduated from Yale University with a Bachelor Arts in Political Science.
A Guide to Yale College, 2014–2015 – Bulletin of Yale University:
“I am from Austria. I’ve also lived in Germany and Connecticut. I went to boarding school in the United Kingdom and took my gap year in Shanghai, China. Since coming to Yale, I did the Yale-Peking University program during my spring semester sophomore year. Next fall I will spend the semester in Paris.”Bulletin of Yale University
Olympia also has a Masters of Arts (M.A.) in Art History from Columbia University.
Religious Wedding of Prince Jean-Christophe Napoleón and Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg
In a nod to history Jean-Napoleón and Olympia married at The Cathédrale Saint-Louis-des-Invalides in Paris, France, where Napoleon’s body was brought back from St Helena after his exile from France.Embed from Getty Images
Olympia is escorted into the cathedral by her father Riprand von und zu Arco-Zinneberg.Embed from Getty Images
The wedding took place at The Cathedral Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris on October 19, 2019.
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Prince Jean-Christophe Napoleon and his wife Olympia come out of the Cathedral at the end of their wedding.Embed from Getty Images
Jean-Christophe about Olympia:
“It’s a story of love rather than a nod to history. When I met Olympia, I plunged into her eyes and not into her family tree. Afterwards we were able to smile at this historical coincidence.”The Times UK
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Prince Jean-Napoleón and Princess Olympia leave the cathedral in a red convertible, a vintage DS Citroen.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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Royal Bride: Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg
The new Princess Napoleón look stunning in Oscar De La Renta gown with XL palm pattern. Olympia opted for pointed-toe, white shoes.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg wore sapphires and diamond earrings from her mother Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este.
Archduchess Maria Beatrice received the earring as wedding gift from her parents Robert, Archduke of Austria-Este and Princess Margherita of Savoy-Aosta.Embed from Getty Images
Archduchess Maria Beatrice of Austria-Este (Olympia’s mother) with the earrings on her wedding day.Embed from Getty Images
Olympia wore a stunning Diamond Bandeau Tiara-Necklace, from The Austria-Este’s family. It was worn as a necklace by her aunt, Archduchess Isabella of Austria-Este on her wedding.
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What a fabulous wedding it was ! In Église Saint Louis des Invalides in Paris today, H.I.H prince Napoleon got married with H H countess Olympia Von und zu Arco Zinneberg. The extraordinary dress was signed by Oscar de La Renta. The sapphires and diamond earrings are the property of the bride’s mother, HIH countess Arco Zinneberg, nee archiduchesse Marie Béatrice d’Autriche Este. They were a wedding gift of her own parents. The tiara, a diamond bandeau, is also coming from the bride’s mother’s family. It was worn as a necklace by her aunt, archduchess Isabelle d’Autriche Este on her own wedding day. More in @pointdevue_mag next Wednesday. Photo credit goes to @julio.piatti of course, thanks to him for doing an amazing job today. So lucky to have been there today ! #royaljewels #imperialjewels #diamonds #napoleon
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