Monday, January 25, 2016

Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent

(Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent in her Greek traditional costume)

Born in Athens on December 13, 1906. Her father was Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark, the third son of George I of Greece. Her family was forced into exile when she was 11, after the overthrow of the monarchy in Greece.In 1932 tPrincess Marina and Prince George, Duke of Kent, met in London., two years later they announced their engagement. On November 29, 1934 they got married in Westminster Abbey, in London. The marriage followed a Greek-Orthodox ceremony at the private chapel of Buckingham Palace. This was the most recent occasion on which a foreign-born princess married into the British Royal Family.

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