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Wedding of Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia and Princess Christina of Hesse, 1956

The Wedding of Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia, the younger son of King Alexander of Yugoslavia and Princess Maria of Romania, and Princess Christina of Hesse, daughter of Princess Sophie of Greece and Prince Christoph of Hesse, at Schloss Friedrichshof in Kronberg on this day in 1956. Among the Royal Guests and relatives in attendance were his mother, Queen Maria of Yugoslavia, brother, Prince Tomislav (who would marry Princess Christina’s first cousin,Princess Margarita of Baden), as well as her mother and step-father, Princess Sophie and Prince George William of Hanover.

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Prince Andrej and Princess Christina had two children; Princess Maria Tatiana and Prince Christopher, before divorcing in 1962, after she left the family to live with her lover, causing quite a big scandal, and it led to the Prince getting custody of the children on grounds of adultery, despite having had a daughter with his eventual second wife Princess Kira of Leiningen, while still married to his first. Princess Christina remarried to the artist Robert Floris van Eyck, having two more children before divorcing in 1986, and passing away in 2011. Prince Andrej remarried twice and had three more children (including one born while he was still married to Princess Christina), before committing suicide in 1990.

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