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Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia, who was born #OTD in 1909, and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia sign their marriage register, May 1938. Their marriage, which united the Houses of Romanov and Hohenzollern, took place at Huis Doorn, the home of Prince Louis Ferdinand’s grandfather, Kaiser Wilhelm II, in exile in the Netherlands.
The Wedding of Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna of Russia (daughter of the Head of the House of Romanov, wearing the Prussian Meander Tiara) and Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia (future Head of the House of Hohenzollern) at Huis Doorn in The Netherlands on this day in 1938. The couple had and Russian Orthodox ceremony in Potsdam with a Lutheran ceremony at Huis Doorn. Attendees included Kaiser Wilhelm II (grandfather of the groom), King Cristian X and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark (maternal aunt and uncle of the groom), and Crown Princess Juliana and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands among a host of German royalty and nobility.