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    The church marriage, celebrated according to Roman Catholic rites, took place May 30 in Sigmaringen, Baden Wurttemberg, West Germany, of Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern.

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    The church marriage, celebrated according to Roman Catholic rites, took place May 30 in Sigmaringen, Baden Wurttemberg, West Germany, of Princess Birgitta of Sweden and Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern. The civil marriage took place in Stockholm last week.

    The church ceremony, celebrated by the Abbot of Beuron Monastery, was held in sunny weather in the baroque parish church, and some 250 guests, including eight members of the Swedish Royal Family and 22 of the Hohenzollern family and many other representatives of the European aristocracy, attended.

    Hundreds of persons watched the arrival of the wedding party outside. Princess Birgitta was given away by Prince Bertil of Sweden. She wore a gown of white silk with a long train. Her veil was held in place by the Hohenzollern Sigmaringen "house crown", a four-leaved clover-form tiara set with diamonds.

    After the wedding the bride and bride-groom rode in an open coach through Sigmaringen to a reception in the Hohenzollern castle. The castle dates from the sixteenth century, and dominates the small town on the Danube. After the honeymoon they will live in a bungalow in Munich, where the Prince is studying for a degree in archaeology.

    The Princess, a Lutheran and granddaughter of King Gustaf, is 24. Her husband is 28.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA7OMGAJ948GRH5KJ91UMV5G5RK
    Media URN:
    VLVA7OMGAJ948GRH5KJ91UMV5G5RK
    Group:
    Reuters - Including Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    30/05/1961
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:42:00
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    N/A

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