Princess Alessandra and Princess Cleo Sizzle in the Mediterranean summer


Wives of German royals, Alessandra, Princess of Hanover, and Cleopatra, Hereditary Princess of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg, also known as Princess Cleo, sizzle in gorgeous beachwear for their Mediterranean summer bonding. 

Both fashion models, they are Dior ambassadors but often attended fashion runways and brand campaigns for other luxury fashion brands such as Giorgio Armani.

Princess Alessandra and Princess Cleo summer bikini
Princess Alessandra and Princess Cleo ©sassadeo instagram

The fashion models-turned royals were basking in the summer sunshine, as Italian fashion icon, Giorgio Armani, unveiled his Floating Pop-up Store, in Portofino, on the Italian Riviera coastline, in the first week of July this year.

Giorgio Armani floating boutique Portofino Italy
Giorgio Armani floating boutique ©ggroupinternational

Giorgio Armani floating boutique Portofino Italy
Giorgio Armani floating boutique ©ggroupinternational

The floating boutique is located in the picturesque and luxury resort sea town of Portofino, in Italy’s Liguria region, on the floating pier, La Gritta. The storied Spinnaker boutique is hosting a Giorgio Armani pop-up store, running from July 7 to July 17 this year.

©Cleo-Oettingen IG

The floating shop also carries the new Giorgio Armani Mare beachwear collection, as well as linen dresses, silk pants, and a range of chic and trendy accessories.

Princess Cleo shared a video clip on Giorgio Armani's floating boutique, including snaps of the ocean, yacht, and the sun-kissed beach. 

The breathtaking Mediterranean sea, which glimmers under the summer sunshine, beckons for a relaxing summer beach getaway.

Giorgio Armani floating boutique Portofino Italy
©Cleo-Oettingen IG

This summer, other luxury fashion brands have chosen Portofino to launch pop-up stores, beachwear collections or even take over the design of entire beach clubs.

©Cleo-Oettingen IG

Portofino is a fishing village on the Italian Riviera coastline, southeast of Genoa city. Since the 19th century, Portofino has been attracting European aristocracy to its beautiful coastline due to its stunning atmosphere in the Mediterranean sea.

Pastel-colored houses, high-end boutiques, and seafood restaurants fringe its Piazzetta, a small cobbled square overlooking the harbor, which is lined with super-yachts. 

Portofino. Italy

If you are not familiar with these two royal wives, here's a short background about them. They are often regarded as two of the most stylish royals in Europe. 

Alessandra, Princess of Hanover

Alessandra Lisette de Osma Foy was born on March 21, 1988, in Lima. Peru. She is a Peruvian lawyer, handbag designer, and former fashion model. 

Princess Alessandra of Hanover
Princess Alessandra of Hanover ©sassadeo

She is a member of the Hanoverian royal family through her marriage to Prince Christian of Hanover, the second son of Prince Ernst Augustus of Hanover.

Princess Alessandra of Hanover
Princess Alessandra of Hanover  ©sassadeo instagram

She studied law at the University of Lima and has a master's degree in fashion and business management from the University of Navarra. In 2018 she launched her own fashion brand Moi & Sass with Moira Laporta.

De Osma met Prince Christian of Hanover in 2005 when she served as his tour guide when he was vacationing in Peru. They started dating in 2011 and stepped out as a couple that year. They became engaged in April 2017. 

Alessandra de Osma and Prince Christian of Hanover. © Getty Images

They married in a civil ceremony on November 25, 2017, in London, and married religiously in a Catholic ceremony at the Basilica of San Pedro in Lima, Peru, on 16 March 2018.

The groom's younger half-sister, Princess Alexandra of Hanover, served as her bridesmaid. She also wore the Hanover floral tiara, which had previously been worn by Caroline, Princess of Hanover. 

Wedding guests at the religious ceremony included Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie of York, and Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece and Denmark. 

Prince Christian and Princess Alessandra with their twins, and Prince Ernst Augustus of Hanover. EPA/Getty Images

The couple currently lives in Madrid, Spain, near the club Puerta de Hierro with their twins, Nicolas and Sofia, who were born on 7 July 2020. Prince Ernst August is a first cousin of Queen Sofia of Spain.

Cleopatra, Hereditary Princess of Oettingen-Spielberg

Born Baroness Cleopatra von Adelsheim von Ernest on October 3, 1987, Princess Cleo is known professionally as Cleo von Adelsheim. She is a Swiss-born German-Chilean actress and model. 

Princess Cleo of Oettingen-Spielberg  ©Cleo-Oettingen IG

Princess Cleo von Adelsham
Princess Cleo of Oettingen-Spielberg  ©Cleo-Oettingen IG

Her father is Baron Louis von Adelsheim von Ernest, a filmmaker and son of Baron Joachim Karl von Adelsheim von Ernest. 

She attended Schule Schloss Salem, an elite boarding school in Germany, founded by the family of  Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh's brother-in-law, Prince Berthold of Baden. It's the same school where the Duke of Edinburgh attended when he was still a teenager. Queen Sofia of Spain and her sister, Princess Irene of Greece and Denmark, also spent their high school years in Schloss Salem.

She studied international communications and journalism at the American University of Paris. In 2013 she graduated from the Centro de Cinematografia de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain.

On June 4, 2016, her civil wedding to Franz Albrecht, Hereditary Prince of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg, the heir to the German princely house of Oettingen-Spielberg. took place.

Prince Franz Albrecht and Baroness Cleopatra. © Getty Images

Their religious wedding was held on 9 July 2016 at St. Jakob Church in Oettingen in Bayern. Princess Isabella Gaetani von Lobkowicz and Beatrice Borromeo-Casiraghi served as maids of honor.

Prince Franz Albrecht and Baroness Cleopatra. © Getty Images

The wedding had eight hundred guests, including the future Duke of Sussex, Prince Harry of Wales, Prince Max, Duke in Bavaria (father of Princess Sophie, the Hereditary Princess of Liechtenstein), and Beatrice's husband, Pierre Casiraghi.

Princess Cleo began her acting career after graduating from the Centro de Cinematografia de Catalunya in Spain. She acted in short films, including Parker Ellermann's short film Seduction, before landing a role as the title character in the television movie, Prinzessin Maleen, which aired on the German channel for Northern Italy.

Beatrice Borromeo-Casiraghi and Princess Cleo at Dior fashion show

In August 2020, Princess Cleo modeled in an advertisement campaign for the fashion line Fleur du Soleil, a collaboration between Sandra Mansour and H&M.

Princess Cleo ©Cleo_Oettingen IG

As the Hereditary Princess of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg, Von Adelsheim works with the museum at Schloss Oettingen, one of the family residences. 

She is an active member of the Oettingen-Spielberg Family Foundation, which supports underprivileged people in Bavaria.

She and her husband live in Madrid, Spain, around the club Puerta de Hierro. They also own a Finca on the outskirts of the city. 

On 8 September 2017 the princess gave birth to a daughter, Princess Matilda Galilea, and on 10 August 2019, she gave birth to a son, Prince Louis-Albrecht.

We will feature more royal vacations this summer as traveling rebounds!

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