Christening of Prince Ludwig Rudolph of Hanover, 1956

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The Christening of Prince Ludwig Rudolph of Hanover, the third child and second son of the Prince of Hanover and Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (wearing her Topaz Parure), at Marienburg Castle in Hanover on this day in 1956. Royal Guests and Relatives in attendance included Princess Victoria Louise, Duchess of Brunswick (grandmother), Princess Hertha of Schleswig-Holstein-Sonderburg-Glücksburg (grandmother), Princess Irene of Greece (cousin), Prince George William of Hanover (uncle) and Princess Sophie of Greece (aunt), and Princess Alexandra, Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (great-aunt), for one of the last family occasions before a deep rift developed between the Duchess of Brunswick and her children.

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