2011 is truly the year a year of royal weddings— Saturday, in Potsdam, Germany, yet another set of royal nuptials took place— Georg Friedrich, Prince of Prussia, the great grandchild of Kaiser Wilhelm II, married Sophie, Princess of Isenburg.
“Compared to William and Kate the couple are virtually unknown to all but the most dedicated royal-watchers,” reports Spiegel Online, “But if Germany hadn’t done away with its monarchy nearly 100 years ago, in 1918, they would be the country’s imperial couple. Still, their nuptials will be significantly more modest than April’s festivities in London . Although the 700 guests at the event will include members of the international royal set, none will be first-tier nobility.”
Though the knot was officially tied in a no frills civil ceremony on Thursday, another ceremony and wedding celebrations took place on Saturday.
The newlyweds have known each other since childhood and had an ecumenical ceremony, because the groom is Protestant and the bride Catholic, reports say.
The bride arrived at the Church Saturday in a silver Rolls Royce and following the exchange of vows toured through Pottsdam and the Sanssouci Park in a midnight blue carriage. A 700 guest reception and smaller gala dinner in the evening wrapped up the celebration in style, reports Spiegel.
Celebration venues included the Hohenzollern dynasty‘s old summer residence and the Sanssouci Palace built by Frederick the Great.