Monday, June 7, 2010

Hereditary Grand Duke Georg Donatus to marry

June 7, 1930

The engagement was announced today between Grand Duke Georg Donatus of Hesse and By Rhine, 23, and Princess Cecilie of Greece. The eighteen-year-old Princess is the third of five children of Prince and Princess Andrew of Greece and Denmark. She and her future husband are first cousins once removed, as Cecilie's mother, Alice, is the groom's first cousin. Georg Donatus's father, Grand Duke Ernst Ludwig, and Alice's mother, Victoria, are brother and sister.
The announcement was published in several Berlin newspapers, reported the New York Times. No date has been set for the wedding.
Princess Cecilie has two older sisters, Margarita and Theodora, and a younger sister and brother, Sophie and Philip.

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