Thursday, August 30, 2012

Princely wedding: Cantacuzene-Hanbury Wlliams

August 30, 1928

Princess Zenaide Cantacuzene is to marry John C. Hanbury-Williams on November 1 in Washington, D.C.  Their engagement was announced today in London by the groom's father, Major General Sir John Hanbury-Williams, marshal of the diplomatic corps, reports the New York Times.

The couple have known each other since they were children, when Sir John "headed the military mission to Russia, and the bride's father, Prince Cantacuzene was the aide de camp to Grand Duke Nicholas.

The Cantacuzenes have been living in the United States since the Russian Revolution.

Princess Zenaide is the daughter of Major General  Prince Michael Cantacuzene and Princess Cantacuzene, and a granddaughter of the late General Frederick D. Grant.  She is also a great-granddaughter of President Ulysses S. Grant. 

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