Friday, October 13, 2017

Duke of Braganza marries Brazilian princess

October 13, 1942

The first royal wedding in Brazil in 80 years was celebrated earlier today when Dom Duarte Nuno, the 35-year-old Duke of Braganza, and "pretender to the defunct throne of Portugal,  married 28-year-old Princess Maria Francisca, a granddaughter of Brazil's last emperor, Pedro II.

The civil wedding took place at the Portuguese embassy in Rio de Janeiro, reports the Washington Post

The religious ceremony with "court pomp" will take place later this week.

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