Wedding of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria and Countess Helene zu Törring-Jettenbach, 1956

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The Wedding of Archduke Ferdinand of Austria (wearing the Order of the Golden Fleece), son of Archduke Maximilian Eugen of Austria and Princess Franziska of Hohenlohe-Waldenburg-Schillingsfürst, and Countess Helene zu Törring-Jettenbach (wearing the Vladimir Fringe Tiara and the Order of the Starry Cross), only daughter of Count Carl Theodor of Törring-Jettenbach and Princess Elizabeth of Greece, in the Byzantine Chapel at Schloss Seefeld, near Munich, on this day in 1956, after a Ball in Munich the following evening. The Duchess of Kent (aunt of the bride) and Princess Paul of Yugoslavia (aunt of the bride), Archduke Otto von Habsburg (cousin of the groom), King Umberto II of Italy, and the Prince of Prussia were among the 114 Princes and Princesses, 18 Dukes and Duchesses, and over 100 Counts, Countesses, Barons and Baronesses present. The couple had three children and six grandchildren, and remained happily married until his death in 2004.


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