Monday, May 16, 2011

Bavarian-Brazilian wedding

August 19, 1937

Prince Pierre d'Orleans and Braganza was married today "in the private chapel of Nymphenburg Palace in Munich to Princess Maria of Bavaria, niece of former Crown Prince Rupprecht, reports the New York Times. 

The former Crown Prince and Crown Princess of Bavaria and their sons attended the wedding, along with the "former King Alfonso of Spain and a number of other guests."

The ceremony was performed by the Archbishop of Munich, Cardinal Faulhaber, who also read a telegram from Cardinal Pacelli, "containing the Pope's special blessing."

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