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Wedding of Archduke Robert of Austria and Princess Margherita of Savoy-Aosta, 1953

Wedding of Archduke Robert of Austria, the Archduke of Austria-Este, second son of Emperor Karl and Empress Zita of Austria, and Princess Margherita of Savoy-Aosta (wearing the smaller Savoy-Aosta Tiara), daughter of the 3rd Duke of Aosta and Princess Anne d’Orléans, in Bourg-en-Bresse and the Royal Monastery of Brou in France on this day in 1953. The couple had five children, including Prince Lorenz of Belgium, Archduke of Austria-Este, and remained happily married until his death in 1996. Click HERE to take a look at the Pre-Wedding Ball.

Royal Guests and Relatives included Empress Zita of Austria, Archduke Otto and Archduchess Regina von Habsburg, the Dowager Duchess of Aosta, King Umberto (who walked his niece up the aisle) and Queen Marie Jose of Italy, Queen Giovanna of Bulgaria, and the Count and Countess of Paris.

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