Wednesday, March 19, 2014

Peter to marry Alexandra: official

March 19, 1944

King Peter II of Yugoslavia will marry Princess Alexandra, daughter of the late King Alexander of the Hellenes, tomorrow in London, reports the Associated Press.

The official announcement was made earlier today by the Yugoslav Embassy in London.

The witnesses for the wedding will be King George VI, who is King Peter's godfather, and King George II of the Hellenes, the bride's uncle.

Other guests at the wedding include Queen Elizabeth, King Haakon of Norway, Crown Prince Olav of Norway, Queen Wilhelmina and Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands, the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, Duchess of Kent, Prince Tomislav and Prince Andrej of Yugoslavia, the younger brothers of King Peter, and Princess Aspasia of Greece, the mother of the bride.

The Yugoslav Embassy stated that "it was advised of the wedding in a telegram from the Yugoslav Prime Minister, Bozidar Pouritch in London."   

King Peter's mother, Queen Marie, will not be able to attend the wedding "because of illness."

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