Details have been announced for the Wedding of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, future Head of the House of Wittelsbach, and Sophie-Alexandra Evekink at the Theatinerkirche (St. Kajetan) in Munich on May 20th, to be followed by a Reception at Schloss Nymphenburg.
The religious wedding of Prince Ludwig of Bavaria and Ms Sophie Evekink will take place in Munich (Germany) on Saturday 20 May at 10 am at the Theatiner Church (St. Kajetan, Odeonsplatz), followed by a reception hosted for the couple by Duke Franz of Bavaria at Schloss Nymphenburg. Prince Ludwig is, after Duke Max in Bavaria and Prince Luitpold of Bavaria, in line as future head of the Bavarian family.
The couple’s wedding arrangements will reflect the family’s strong desire to include regional elements throughout the celebration, including through traditional delegations across Bavaria taking part in the ceremony and the church, as well as through incorporating local food and drinks.
Duke Franz and the bridal couple are also mindful of the number of global crises which have taken place in the recent period. In particular, they are aware that the cruel war of aggression against Ukraine is likely to continue into the summer of 2023. As a result, for the wedding the fiancées have, instead of presents, encouraged a call for donations towards such humanitarian initiatives.
Prince Ludwig of Bavaria, born in 1982, is the eldest son of Princess Beatrix and Prince Luitpold of Bavaria. He studied law in Göttingen, where he specialised in human rights and international humanitarian law.
At the request of Duke Franz of Bavaria, Ludwig took on a large number of representative and honorary tasks in Bavaria. Since 2011 he has been, among other things, a board member of the Nymphenburg Aid Association and overseen its projects in Africa. Since 2014, Ludwig has spent much of his time in rural Kenya, where he has founded several non-profit organisations with partners, the Learning Lions and the Start Up Lions and other local charities.
Sophie-Alexandra Evekink, born 1989, is a Dutch and Canadian national. She previously worked for the United Nations on health and human rights and is currently researching for her doctorate at the Law Faculty at Oxford University, where she also has taught on transitional justice at the Criminology Centre.