Wedding of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, 1981

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Happy Anniversary to Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg, who got married on this day (Valentine’s Day) in 1981! The then Hereditary Grand Duke married the Cuban-born María Teresa Mestre y Batista (who wore the Congo Diamond Necklace Tiara and her Wedding Earrings with a Balmain gown) at the Notre Dame Cathedral in Luxembourg City, which followed a civil ceremony at the Grand Ducal Palace. The Grand Duke later described his wedding day as:

This day I will always remember as the day that was such great joy. I will not conceal that I was a little excited about the enormous appeal, which had found our wedding in the media. At that moment, but in which my fiancee walked into the cathedral, any nervousness was gone, and I knew that we would now be forever by two for the tasks that would put life and my function to us to overcome together. This moment is one of my best memories.”

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Royal Guests and Relatives in attendance included Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik of Denmark, King Baudoin and Queen Fabiola of Belgium, King Olav of Norway, the Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Rainier and Princess Grace of Monaco, Prince Hans Adam and Princess Marie of Liechtenstein, Infanta Margarita of Spain, Princess Margriet of the Netherlands, and Princess Christina of Sweden.

2 thoughts on “Wedding of Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg, 1981

  1. Five kids, four grandkids, and 37 years later, they look wonderful! She was such a darling bride, so petite and cute, sparkling in the Congo Diamond Necklace Tiara and her beautiful Balmain wedding dress. He, of course, was the epitome of the dashing prince in his dress uniform and saber. I wish them many more years of joy!

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