Mark your calendars because another royal wedding is happening in the upcoming months. Prince Ludwig of Bavaria is going to say “I do” to Sophie-Alexandra Evekink on May 20, 2023, according to Tatler. The duo will kick off their special day with a religious ceremony at Theatiner Church in Munich, Germany, People reports. Then, they will celebrate with their friends and family at a reception at Nymphenburg Palace that Duke Franz of Bavaria will host. A spokesperson for the couple told the outlet that their nuptials will incorporate nods to the region, such as Bavarian delegations at the ceremony and local food and drink at the post-ceremony party. Instead of gifts, the couple has asked for donations to humanitarian causes.
The prince and his Dutch-Canadian fiancée announced their engagement in August 2022. According to Tatler, the German royal family member popped the question with an emerald ring. His father, Prince Luitpold of Bavaria, gave his stamp of approval. “Ludwig made a good choice,” he said at the time. “My future daughter-in-law is a very intelligent and educated woman.”
Prince Ludwig is the great-great-grandson of the last king of Bavaria, King Ludwig III, who ruled from 1913 to 1918. Although the monarchy was abolished in the German Revolution of 1918 after World War I, the Bavarian royal family still lives on ceremoniously. Ludwig is on the path to becoming the head of the royal family. The ruling Duke Franz doesn’t have any children, so he will be succeeded by his brother, Prince Max of Bavaria. Since Max doesn't have any sons, his title will be passed on to his cousin Prince Luitpold and his descendants, which includes Ludwig.
After growing up at Schloss Kaltenberg and attending Rhabanus-Maurus-Gymnasium St. Ottilien in Eresing, Ludwig studied human rights and international humanitarian law in Göttingen. He has also carried out a number of duties for Bavaria. Not only is he a board member of the Nymphenburg Aid Association, but he’s also launched several nonprofit organizations in Kenya. The prince has also been trained in estate management because he will inherit Nymphenburg Palace in the future.
Meanwhile, his fiancée is currently getting her doctorate at the Law Faculty at Oxford University, where she’s also taught transitional justice at the Criminology Centre in the past. She has previously worked at the United Nations on health and human rights, the World Health Organization in Geneva, and the Welcome Trust in London.