Wedding of Infanta Pilar, 1967

The Wedding of Infanta Pilar of Spain (wearing Queen Maria Christina’s Cartier Loop Tiara) and Luis Gómez-Acebo y Duque de Estrada, Viscount de la Torre at the Jerónimos Monastery in Lisbon on this day in 1967, following a splendid Wedding Ball in Estoril. Royal Guests and Relatives included included Queen Victoria Eugenie, King Umberto II of Italy, Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria, and Prince Ranier and Princess Grace of Monaco. The bride was an older sister of King Juan Carlos, and renounced her succession rights to the Spanish Throne before her marriage, but was made Duchess of Badajoz. The couple had five children and remained happily married until his death in 1991.  5

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