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Margriet of the Netherlands

Royal Wedding Recollections – Princess Margriet of the Netherlands & Pieter van Vollenhoven

On 10 March 1965, the engagement between Princess Margriet, third daughter of then Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard, and Pieter van Vollenhoven was announced. They had met in 1963 while they were studying law. Pieter graduated in 1965, while Princess Margriet did not leave with a diploma. As the engagement was announced, Pieter was actually [read more]

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Royal News

The wedding of Grand Duke George of Russia and Victoria Romanovna Bettarini

Russia got a taste of its former Imperial splendour this week as the only son of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia, head of the House of Romanov (disputed), Grand Duke George Mikhailovich married his long-time girlfriend, Rebecca Bettarini. She took the name Victoria Romanovna upon her conversion to Russian Orthodoxy. George is the great-great-great-grandson [read more]