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Princess Marie Gabriele & Princess Marie Charlotte celebrate the big 80!
The engagement of Prince Albrect and Countess Marita
Princess Marie Gabriele Antonia José and Princess Marie Charlotte Juliana of Bavaria celebrate their 80th birthdays today. The two princesses were born on May 30, 1931 at Munich, the first two children of Prince Albrecht of Bavaria and his first wife, Countess Maria Draskovich von Trakostjan. Albrecht was the eldest son of Crown Prince Rupprecht of Bavaria and his first wife, Duchess Marie Gabriele in Bavaria.
Both princessess made grand dynastic marriages. On October 23, 1957, Princess Marie Gabriele married Georg, Prince of Waldburg zu Zeil und Trauchberg. Two years earlier, Marie Charlotte became the wife of Paul, Prince von Quadt zu Wykradt und Isny.