Red Carpet Wedding: Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina

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George and Marina met at a party given Lady Cunard.   Marina was staying at Claridge’s Hotel Mayfair at the invitation of her sister, Olga and brother-in-law, Prince Paul of Yugoslavia. They met again the following year when Marina once again came to London with her sister and brother-in-law.


The official announcement was issued by Buckingham Palace on 28th August 1934 and the wedding was planned for November that year in Westminster Abbey. Before his wedding the King created Prince George the Duke of Kent, Earl of St Andrews and Baron Downpatrick. The marriage took place with great splendour on 29th November 1934 with an array of Royal guests from around Europe. The coach that carried Marina to her wedding was the Glass coach, her dress was made of silver brocade with a 12 foot train lined with silver lame and her veil of family lace & white tulle was held in place by a diamond fringe tiara. Prince George wore his Royal naval uniform with the sash of the Order of the Garter.


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