Wedding of Prince Christopher of Greece and Princess Françoise of Orléans

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Prince Christopher of Greece married Princess Françoise of Orléans (wearing a Diamond Bandeau Tiara) in a civil ceremony at the Orleans Palace in Palermo on this day in 1929, which was followed by a religious ceremony at the Palatine Chapel in Palermo the following day. The couple had one son, Prince Michael of Greece, who was born less than a year before he passed away, and the Princess died in 1953. Incidentally, their son celebrated his wedding just days earlier.

The ceremony brought together Greek Orthodox royals from the grooms side and Catholic royals from the brides side, including the King Manuel and Queen Amelie of Portugal, Queen Sophie, Queen Elizabeth, Prince Nicholas, Princess Margarita, Princess Theodora, and Princess Irene of Greece, Queen Helen of Romania, Infanta Isabel of Spain, the Duchess of Aosta, Prince Knud, Prince and Princess Viggo of Denmark, and Prince and Princess Olga of Yugoslavia.


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