Monday, August 30, 2021

On This Day in 1981: The Religious Wedding of Prince Ernst August of Hannover and Chantal Hochuli

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Forty years ago today, on 30 August 1981, Prince Ernst August of Hannover and Chantal Hochuli celebrated their religious wedding at Schloß Marienburg. The couple were civilly married on 28 August 1981 at Pattensen. 

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Born on 26 February 1954 at Hannover, Prince Ernst August Albert Otto Rupprecht Oskar Berthold Friedrich-Ferdinand Christian-Ludwig of Hannover was the first son and second child of Prince Ernst August of Hannover (1914-1987) and his first wife Princess Ortrud of Schleswig-Holstein (1925-1980). Born on 2 June 1955 at Zürich, Chantal Hochuli was the daughter of Johann Gustav Hochuli (1912-?) and his wife Rosmarie Lembeck (1921-2011). 

Prince Louis Ferdinand of Prussia.
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Queen Sofía of Spain with Infanta Cristina and Infanta Elena are pictured in the forefront.
The queen's and the groom's uncle Prince Georg Wilhelm of Hannover is pictured behind Doña Sofía.
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King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes.
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In addition to members of the Royal House of Hannover, guests came from the royal houses of Greece, Prussia, and Spain. 

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