Chic Vintage Bride – Princess Ileana of Romania.

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Chic Vintage Bride – Princess Ileana of Romania

And then with there were five.  Archduchess Ileana of Austria, nee Princess Ileana of Romania, with her almost complete family in 1940.  Left to right:  Archduchess Maria Magdalena, Archduke Dominic, Archduchess Alexandra, Archduchess Maria Ileana, and Archduke Stefan.  Archduchess Elisabeth would complete the family 2 years later.

Ileana, Archduchess of Austria and her children Stefan, Maria, Alexandra, Dominic and baby Maria in

Marie of Romania.

Young Marie (Queen Marie of Romania)

Growing family.  Ileana and Anton with their 2 eldest children, Archduke Stefan and Archduchess Maria Ileana.

Princess Ileana of Romania Gallery / Princess Ileana with Archduke Anton and Children

Wedding of Princess Ileana to Dr. Stefan Issarescu, Newton, MA.  The couple was married in 1954, the same year Ileana divorced her 1st husband, Archduke Anton of Austria.  Ileana and Stefan had no children and their marriage also ended in divorce in 1965, 4 years after Ileana entered the Orthodox Monastery of the Protection of the Mother of God, in Bussy-en-Othe, France.

Princess Ileana of Romania + Stefan Issarescu

Anton and Ileana

Anton of Austria and Ileana of Romania

Princess Ileana of Romania Gallery

Marie and Ileana

In 1950, Princess Ileana of Romania sold her heirloom tiara in order to move with her children to the U.S.  She later took the name Mother Alexandra when she became Abbess of a women's monastery in Ellwood City, PA.

In Princess Ileana of Romania sold her heirloom tiara in order to move with her children to the U. She later took the name Mother Alexandra when she became Abbess of a women's monastery in Ellwood City, PA.

Princess Ileana of Romania Gallery / M. S. Regina Maria şi A. S. R. Principesa Ileana Postcard

Princess Ileana of Romania Gallery / M. Regina Maria şi A.

Princess Ileana of Romania,her life and family

Archduchess Ileana with her "Big Half", as I call them. Left to right: Archduchess Maria Ileana, Archduchess Alexandra, and Archduke Stefan,

Ileana in middleage

Princess Ileana of Romania

Princess Ileana of Romania

Princess Ileana of Romania

Ileana and Anton of Romania

Ileana and her husband Anton (daughter of Marie)

Princess Ileana of Romania Gallery / Princess Ileana Guarded at Massachusetts Home

Princess Ileana of Romania Gallery / Princess Ileana Guarded at Massachusetts Home

Princess Ileana of Romania and her husband Archduke Anton of Austria, Prince of Tuscany.  Ileana's ancestors included Victoria and Albert, the Empress Josephine, King Pedro I of Brazil,  and Tsar Nicholas I of Russia.  Archduke Anton's ancestors included     the royals of Austria, Tuscany, Spain, Portugal, France, and various former Italian principalities.

Princess Ileana of Romania andArchduke Anton - leave in their wedding carriage

Ileana with her 2 youngest children, daughters Maria Magdalena, left, and Elisabeth.  Summer, 1942.

Ileana with her 2 youngest children, daughters Maria Magdalena, left, and Elisabeth.

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