Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Royal Wedding week begins

May 18, 1935

Royal Wedding week  was "inaugurated in a drizzling rain today with the arrival of King Leopold III and Queen Astrid of the Belgians," reports the Associated Press.  The Belgian sovereigns will be honored guests at the upcoming wedding of Princess Ingrid of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

The royal couple were "received with acclaim" as they were driven toward the palace.  Leopold and the Swedish-born Astrid, a cousin of Princess Ingrid, "braved the rain to ride in open six horse carriages."   Tonight the king and queen will be the guests of honor at a dinner at the royal palace.   Crown Prince Frederik will arrive tomorrow "in time to attend a luncheon" given in his honor by King Leopold and Queen Astrid.  The luncheon will be held at the Belgian legation.

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