Wedding of Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover and Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg, 1951

The Hereditary Prince of Hanover, Prince Ernest August, is getting married this week in (you guessed it-) Hanover. In honour of the occasion, we are taking a look at the  the wedding of his grandparents in 1951-

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Prince Ernest Augustus of Hanover married Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg in a civil ceremony at Schloss Marienburg (where their grandson will have his reception) on August 31st, and in a religious ceremony a few days later on September 5th, which followed a Ball at Schloss Marienburg. Among the guests were King Paul and Queen Frederica of Greece, the only sister of the groom, along with the Prince (a first cousin) and Princess of Prussia, and members of the Royal Families of Saxony, Hesse, Mecklenburg, Oldenburg, and Baden.

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