Monday, October 20, 2008

Kaiser Wilhelm registers forthcoming marriage

October 20, 1922

Doorn's burgomeister drove to Doorn today to register Kaiser Wilhelm's forthcoming marriage to Princess Hermine of Reuss. Kaiser, who wore a morning coat, greeted the burgomeister and his assistant, at the front door.
The marriage register was placed before the former emperor who signed his name as His Majesty Wilhelm Friedrich Viktor Albert, Emperor and King. The former Kaiser also produced a letter from Princess Hermine, "declaring her intention to become the wife of "His Majesty." "
Dutch law required that the civil registration of a betrothal be published two weeks before the wedding.

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