Wedding of King Manuel II of Portugal and Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen, 1913

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The Wedding of King Manuel II of Portugal and Princess Augusta Victoria of Hohenzollern-Sigmaringen in the Chapel of Sigmaringen Castle on this day in 1913, in a ceremony conducted by Cardinal José Neto, Patriarch of Lisbon (who christened the groom) with the exiled King standing on a crate containing soil brought from Portugal. Royal Guests included the Prince of Wales, King Alfonso XIII of Spain, Grand Duchess Hilda of Baden, and the Duchess of Aosta (aunt of the groom), along with members of the Spanish, German, French, and Romanian Royal Families. The King and Queen had no children, but had a ‘calm and serene’ marriage, lasting until his death in 1932, with Queen Augusta Victoria remarrying to Count Robert Douglas in 1939.

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