Thursday, December 18, 2008

Bourbon-Orleans - Brazilian wedding

December 18, 1944

"Royalty flowered again in the pomp and pageantry of Spanish tradition" today as Princess Esperanza of Bourbon-Orleans and Prince Pedro de Alcantara of Brazil were married at Seville's Cathedral. The couple were married in a civil ceremony yesterday.
Members of "practically all of Europe's royal houses either were in attendance or sent representatives" to the wedding, which was presided by the Seville's Archbishop.
The bride was escorted to the altar by her father, Don Carlos, and the groom was escorted by his mother, Princess Elisabeth.
Five thousands guests and spectators were in the cathedral and many more observed the proceedings from balconies and the street outside the cathedral.
Approximately 100 guests attended the wedding luncheon. Although neither Queen Victoria Eugenia nor General Franco were present for the wedding, Infanta Beatriz was among the guests. Princess Esperanza's sister, Maria, is married to the Count of Barcelona.


Anonymous said...

A previous civil ceremony? In Franco's Spain? I'm afraid the information is not correct.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Tell it to the NYTimes :)

But the article did not say that the civil wedding took place in Spain.

Anonymous said...

I know you take the information from the media. But one could "think" before transcribing what has been written. :)
Anyway, your entry says "a civil ceremony yesterday". Yesterday and not in Spain? Where do you suggest it could have been? Maybe it it had taken place some days or weeks ago...

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The article stated that the civil wedding took place "yesterday." I only report what the article actually said.