Earlier this week, Prince Nicholas zu Leiningen proposed to his girlfriend Stephanie Paukner while the couple were on holiday in Puerto Rico. The proposal was met with a yes!

Born on 25 October 1991 at Philadelphia, Prince Nicholas “Nick” Alexander Karel Friedrich zu Leiningen is the only child of Prince Boris zu Leiningen (b.1960) and the late Millena Manov (1962-2015), who married in 1987. From his father’s second marriage, Nicholas has two younger siblings. The paternal grandparents of Prince Nicholas are Prince Karl zu Leiningen (1928-1990) and Princess Marie Louise of Bulgaria (b.1933). The maternal grandparents of Prince Nicholas are Vladimir Manov (1933-2003) and Elly Nedeva Manov (b.1932). The great-uncle of Prince Nicholas is Tsar Simeon II of Bulgaria. Nicholas, who attended Sacred Heart University, works as a Logistics Manager at the Interluxe Group. 

Born in 1992, Stephanie C. Paukner is the daughter of Richard W. Paukner (b.1956), a certified public accountant, and Catherine A. Papillo (b.1956), a home economist, who married in 1979. For several years, Stephanie has worked as an emergency room nurse. 

Our best wishes to the couple on their engagement!

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