Archduke Imre and Archduchess Kathleen | Washington DC Wedding Photography

I am honored to present some images from this recent wedding of the Habsbourg-Lorraine family.

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Imre Emanuel Simeon Jean Carl Marcus d'Aviano of Austria, son of Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg,


Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Kathleen Elizabeth of Austria, daughter of Robert and Margaret Walker,

on September 8th at St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church in Washington DC.  The wedding ceremony was followed by a traditional Latin Solemn High Nuptial Mass celebrated by Monsignor Charles Pope.

Kathleen Walker and her father, Robert
Kathleen and her father, Robert

Archduke Imre awaiting his bride

The Latin Solemn High Nuptial Mass, which followed the wedding ceremony, was celebrated by Monsignor Charles E. Pope with Father Gregory S. Thompson as deacon and Father Edwin E. Perez as subdeacon.

His Imperial and Royal Highness Archduke Imre 
Her Imperial and Royal Highness Archduchess Kathleen Elizabeth of Austria

 Monsignor Charles E. Pope delivers a beautiful and moving homily.

The Most Rev. Paul S. Loverde, Third Bishop of the Catholic Diocese of Arlington in Virginia, presents an Apostolic Blessing from His Holiness, Pope Benedict XVI, to the couple prior to their departure.

St. Mary Mother of God Catholic Church "Old St. Mary's" in Washington D.C.

 The extended families of the couple

 The wedding was followed by a reception at the luxurious St. Regis Hotel in Washington D.C.

Archduke Carl Christian of Austria and Princess Marie-Astrid of Luxembourg, parents of the groom

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  1. Kathleen is so pretty and with her amazing wedding dress. Congratulations both of you Kathleen & Archduke Imre.

  2. Such a beautiful and traditional wedding! Congratulations to them both!

  3. Marijke van SchipstalSeptember 12, 2012 at 9:46 AM

    Thank you Craig,for sharing this beautiful pictures!

  4. The kind of couple that made my grandmother sigh and say "what beautiful children there are to come!"

  5. Love them! Beautiful work and congratulations to the happy couple :)

  6. wow! what a beautiful day. Congratulations.

  7. Absolutely beautiful wedding! Congratulations!

  8. Wedding ceremony followed by Solemn High Mass how does that work it sounds wonderful but I always thought the wedding HAD to take place during the mass?? Something special in the Latin Rite??

  9. Yes, in the Extraordinary Form, the wedding ceremony takes place first, and is then followed by the Mass.

  10. Great photos! It was a great pleasure meeting you in Washington, DC, and I look forward to eventually seeing more of your wedding photos. Sincerely, Katja

  11. Your photographs are very good.

  12. She is such a beautiful bride! I heard they met in the same church they were married in?

  13. I cannot help but think the marriage of these two precious souls is of prophetic significance, both for Europe and for America. They walk in the footsteps of Our Lord and Lady, and Blessed Karl and Zita of Austria. We have not seen the last of these two....

  14. Wonderful couple! I could look at the photos all day! Does anybody know the birthdate of Kathleen? (To register in the "Gotha")

    Greetings from Germany, Stefanie

    1. Kathleen was born April 17,1986

  15. Congratulations to the happy couple and