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    Crowds gathered at St. Martin's in the Field Church in London on Saturday (Sept. 19)?

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    Crowds gathered at St. Martin's in the Field Church in London on Saturday (Sept. 19) to watch Nigerian Princess Adebisi Abetutu wed Prince Adedipi Odukaya.

    The Prince is the son of H.H. Olugboyega II, the Oluwu of Owu-Ijebu.

    The Reverend Hugh Maddox performed the ceremony.

    At the reception after the wedding, the royal couple included among their guests the Bishop of Northern Nigeria, and Sir Arthur Richard, Governor of Nigeria from 1942-48.

    SYNOPSIS: At Saint Martin's in the Field Church in London on Saturday, took place a typically English wedding for a royal couple. The bridegroom, Nigerian Prince Adedipi Odukaya arrived before his bride.

    Nigerian Princess Adebisi Abetutu was accompanied by her father, who gave her away to the Prince. Prince Adedipi Odukaya is the son of H.H. Olugboyega II, the Oluwu of Owu-Ijebu.

    Crowds gathered at the church to witness the colourful ceremony performed by the Reverend Hugh Maddox. The marriage was described as Nigeria's "Wedding of the Year".

    At the reception after the ceremony, the bride and groom cut the traditional wedding cake. Their guests included the Bishop of Northern Nigeria, and Sir Arthur Richard, Governor of Nigeria from 1942-48.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA4PYGF67QLBZDIK74GHTL1B690
    Media URN:
    VLVA4PYGF67QLBZDIK74GHTL1B690
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    19/09/1970
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:43:00
    Time in/Out:
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    Canister:
    N/A

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