Friday, February 14, 2014

Friday Flashback: Valentine's Day Lovers

Photo: Corbis
33 years ago today, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa got married in a civil ceremony at the palais grand-ducal and in a religious wedding at the Cathédrale Notre-Dame. While the press was happy to write about the Valentine's Day lovers, the couple did not notice that they would be getting married on the Feast of Saint Valentine until it was pointed out by the media. The most important factor in their choice of date was an upcoming state visit. They were given the choice to marry in advance or a few weeks after, as the then Hereditary Grand Duke and his Cuban-born Swiss wife did not want to wait any longer, they decided for advance and February 14th it was.

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