Descendant of tsars becomes first royal to marry in Russia since revolution

Source: Reuters

October 1, 2021


A descendant of Russia's former imperial family married his Italian bride on Friday in the first royal wedding to take place on Russian soil since tsarist times more than a century ago.

Grand Duke George Mikhailovich Romanov tied the knot with Victoria Romanovna Bettarini, an Italian, at St. Isaac's Cathedral in Russia's former imperial capital St Petersburg.

Russian Orthodox clergy conducted the elaborate ceremony, watched by hundreds of guests who included the groom's mother, Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia - the self-proclaimed heir to Russia's imperial throne - and more than a dozen minor European royals.

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Matushka Faith Johnson10/7/2021 1:10 am
She looks so joyful! That makes me smile!
Toma10/5/2021 7:21 am
I don't understand why they're holding the crowns above their heads. The whole reason for that weird Russian thing is because of Peter 1, I figured Romanovs would get to set it down on the head.
Paul Gilbert10/4/2021 6:13 pm
George Mikhailovich is "NOT" the first Romanov to marry in Russia, despite what the misinformed media are reporting! After being widowed in 1989, Prince Dimitri Romanovich (1926-2016) married Dorrit Reventlow (born 1942) in Kostroma on 28 July 1993. His second marriage was the "FIRST" time a Romanov had been married in Russia since the fall of the dynasty.
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