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Royal Wedding Recollections – Archduke Charles of Austria & Zita of Bourbon-Parma

On 21 October 1911, Zita of Bourbon-Parma married the future Emperor Charles I of Austria. They had known each other since childhood, and Zita’s aunt, Maria Theresa of Austria, was also Charles’s step-grandmother. Their engagement had been announced on 13 June 1911 and was very much welcomed. After the betrothal ceremony, Charles told Zita, “Now [read more]

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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]