Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Princess Irina Yussopova weds Russian count

June 19, 1938

Princess Irina Yussopova, daughter of Prince Felix Yussopov, was married today in Rome to Count Nicholas Sheremetev, according to the Associated Press.   The princess is the granddaughter of Grand Duchess Xenia of Russia, sister of Nicholas II of Russia, who was killed with his family at Ekaterinburg in July 1918. 

The Princess was given away by her grandmother, Grand Duchess Xenia,  at the wedding ceremony, held  according to the rites of the Russian Orthodox church.  The groom, with his parents, waited for the bride "on the steps of the Russia church.

The ceremony, which lasted for one hour, was attended by Grand Duchess Militza of Russia, sister of Queen Elena of Italy,  Princess Marie of Greece, and members of exiled Russian nobility.

Princess Irina, 23, met her future husband three years ago in Paris "while he was driving a taxi cab.  He is now an employee of the Russian government.

The princess's parents, who live in Paris, did not attend the wedding.

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