Wedding Gala of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Romanovna Romanoff

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The Wedding of Tsesarevich Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Romanovna Romanoff (wearing the Chaumet Lacis Tiara) at the Russian Museum of Ethnography in Saint Petersburg on the evening of October 1st, following their Wedding at the Saint Isaac’s Cathedral in Saint Petersburg. There was a Reception at the Vladimir Palace the previous evening and a Brunch scheduled for tomorrow.

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Royal Guests and Relatives were headed by Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna, Prince Franz Wilhelm and Princess Nadia of Prussia, and Helen Louise Kirby, Countess Dvinskaya (wearing a Pearl and Diamond Tiara), and also included Tsar Simeon II, Queen Margarita, and Crown Princess Miriam of Bulgaria (in a Diamond Tiara) and with the Prince of Turnovo, the Duke and Duchess of Braganza (wearing the Portuguese Diamond Bandeau Tiara) with the Prince of Beira and Infanta Maria Francesca (wearing a Maria João Bahia Tiara), Crown Prince Leka II and Crown Princess Elia of Albania, King Fuad II of Egypt, Crown Prince Mohamed Ali and Crown Princess Noal Zaher of Egypt, Prince Emanuele Filiberto of Savoy, the Duke of Aosta and Princess Olga, Duchess of Aosta, the Duke and Duchess of Anjou (wearing a Chaumet Tiara), Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein with Prince Wenzeslaus, Prince Rudolf Ferdinand and Princess Tılsım, Prince Charles-Philippe of Orléans, Duke of Anjou, Archduke Maximilian of Austria, Princess Lea of Belgium, Princess Desiree of Prussia, Prince Charles-Henri Lobkowicz, Prince Joachim and Princess Yasmine Murat, Prince Irakli Bagration-Mukhransky, Prince David and Princess Irina Bagration-Mukhransky of Georgia.

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8 thoughts on “Wedding Gala of Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Romanovna Romanoff

  1. Many Crowned Heads were notable by their absences. Norway, Denmark, Sweden?
    Where was King Constantine of Greece? Not a single member of Great Britain’s royal family.
    They did get the “King” of Egypt, at least!

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    1. I don’t think the attendance of any senior members of any reigning families was expected at all. The members of the Royal Families of at least Norway and Denmark hardly ever attend events of non-reigning families unless it is their own close relatives (as would for exampel be the case of the Royal Family of Greece to the Danes) or very close friends.
      As for non-reigning families they were not all there either. Apart from Greece the head of the Royal Families of Germany, Serbia, Romania and Montenegro were not attending either.
      Maybe travelling to such a gathering with people from so many countries around the world was not recommended for at least the reigning Royal Families due to the Covid situation. And King Constantine II of the Hellenes is not in the best of health so it was not surprising that he was not at the wedding.
      But I agree, it would have been nice to see more Royals gathered for such a special event and we might have had the pleasure of seeing even more glitter had they attended.

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      1. The Royal House of Prussia should have been represented. This article states that Georgy’s father, Prince Franz-Wilhelm attended. I do not see him in any of the photos. Since Georgy Is a prince of Prussia, why didn’t any Prussian royalty attend?

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      2. You are right in that a member of the House of Hohenzollern (Prussia) was present at the wedding. However, it was not the Head of the Family (which is what I tried to indicate in my message) nor was it Grand Duke George’s father apparently. Prince Franz Wilhelm had intended to attend his son’s wedding, but unfortunately due to poor health in the few days coming up to the actual wedding day he was adviced by his doctor not to travel anywhere. This is according to this news bit:

        http://www.russianlegitimist.org/news-blog/2021/10/4/canadian-blogger-spreads-false-information-about-romanoff-wedding

        I just found out as I was actually also a bit curious as to why Grand Duke George’s father didn’t show up on any photographs I had seen from the wedding.
        Instead of the groom’s father the Hohenzollern family was thus represented by the father’s half-sister Princess Désirée Anastasia, Mrs. Gamarra.

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  2. A very enjoyable post – as always – with wonderful photos from such an interesting event. So thank you for posting. It was great to see the display so much splendour and I do hope that it perhaps has sparked a new interest in the Romanov family among Russians in general.
    Although the number of historical grand pieces of jewellery was not that big it was at least a white-tie event (although I saw some guests who probably were a bit confused concerning the dress code) with long gowns, diamonds and orders.
    Now, I must confess that I got myself a bit confused when looking at some of the photographs of the guests at the reception. When studying them I found that a number of guests seem to have worn their orders not quite according to the rules of the specific orders. Could this be because of the lack of routine wearing orders or could it in fact be a deliberate choice? For instance, the Duke and Duchess of Braganza and their children. The Duke and his eldest son the Prince of Beira both wore the Sash of the Order of the Immaculate Conception of Vila Viçosa. However, the Duke wore it from the left shoulder (the “correct” way) while the Prince of Beira wore it from the right shoulder. Furthermore the Duchess of Braganza and her daughter Infanta Maria Francisca, both wearing the Sash of the Order of Saint Isabel, also opted to wear the Sash differently; the Duchess wearing it from the left shoulder (not the “correct” way) and the Infanta wearing it correctly from the right shoulder. And the members of the Portuguese Royal family were not the only ones; the Duke of Aosta wore the green sash of the Order of the Saints Maurice and Lazarus. But instead of wearing it from the right shoulder – which is the correct way – he wore it from the left shoulder. I find it a bit strange, although there could be a perfect reason for it of course.

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