Prince George, Duke of Kent, forth son of King George V and Queen Mary, married Princess Marina of Greece, daughter of Prince Nicholas of Greece and Grand Duchess Elena Vladimirovna, in London on this day in 1934. The couple, who remained happily married until his tragic death in 1942, are the parents of the Duke of Kent, Princess Alexandra, and Prince Michael.
The couple got married in an Anglican ceremony at Westminster Abbey, which was followed by a private Greek Orthodox ceremony at Buckingham Palace.
After returning to the Palace, the newlyweds went out onto the balcony to wave to the crowds below.
Royal guests included King Haakon and Queen Maud of Norway (paternal aunt and uncle of the groom), King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark (first cousin of both sets of parents), and King George of Greece (cousin of the bride). The bridesmaids included Princess Irene, Princess Eugenie, and Princess Katherine of Greece, Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, and then Crown Princess Juliana of the Netherlands.
The Duke of Kent wore uniform with the Order of the Garter, the Royal Victorian Order, the Order of the Thistle, and Order of St Michael and St George. The new Duchess wore a silver and white brocade gown by Molyneux with her mother’s Fringe Tiara (not her own City of London Fringe Tiara as commonly reported), a diamond riviere (a gift from her new father-in-law), and King George V’s Family Order.