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Old 03-25-2005, 12:24 PM
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The Monastery of Santa Maria de Belém (or Basilica of Jerónimos) was then testimony to the Portuguese wedding of the century.

Being one of the main ex libris of Lisbon, declared Patrimony of the Humankind by UNESCO, the monastery was constructed in the XVI century and is a notable exemplar of the Portuguese ‘manuelino’ art, the style which anticipated the Baroque, with its characteristic decorative forms held on Gothic structures.



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Old 03-25-2005, 12:34 PM
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And those centenary columns were testimonies to the loving vows taken by the bride and groom, together with the blessings spilt over the royal couple, ready to turn into a family.


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Old 03-25-2005, 01:35 PM
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Even if those same walls did not sign the registers, which will prevail over memory...


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1-2. D. Duarte and D.ª Isabel sign the book;
3. D. Miguel (testimony from the part of the groom);
5. Princess Maria of Liechtenstein (testimony of the groom);
4. Prince Laurent of Belgium (testimony of the groom);
6. Manuel de Herédia (brother and testimony of the bride);
7. Princess Cristina de Borbón Dos-Sicilias (bride's testimony).





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Old 03-25-2005, 01:38 PM
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...we all know how they secretly smiled on the newlyweds’ way out of the cathedral...


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2-4. The new Duchess of Bragrança offered her branch to Our Lady of Conception, the patron of Portugal;
5. out of the church; the students put their uniform mantles on the floor, in sign of respect.




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Old 03-25-2005, 01:47 PM
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...when finally converted into husband and wife.



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It was now time to receive the compliments of guests and family...


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2. Princess Teresa D'Orléans e Bragança and Queen Joanna of Bulgary greet the new Duchess of Bragança.
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Old 03-25-2005, 02:14 PM
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...but it was also time to greet the people on the street...


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...who stoically waited a whole afternoon, to present the couple with warm manifestations of sympathy and shouts in unison: «Viva o Rei»!


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And the unmistakable happiness of the couple could then be caught for posterity, by dozens of photographers...


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…before it was transferred to the cloisters of the monastery, where the reception took place.

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Later in the evening, around half past nine, a supper was offered by D. Miguel (brother of D. Duarte), in his house of Sintra.

It was attended by three hundred guests, most of all family and friends, in an informal environment.

The tables were spread by tents mounted on the garden and balcony, while the orchestra of João Balula Cid livened up the ball, until two o’clock in the morning, with a repertoire from the 20’s and 30’s.
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In the following day, at noon, the pianist also went boating with the guests, thus closing up a whole week of festivities for the marriage of T.R.H. the Duke and Duchess of Bragança.


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5. Jean-Marie Musy (ambassador of the Order of Malt), Nuria Matorell, Mafalda Pereira Coutinho and Prince Manuel D'Orléans e Bragança.
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And they would be grateful to be together and happy forever after…


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Bravo Elsa

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A great story, great pictures, and great work.

Thanks for the amazing effort you have made to compile and organise this pictorial of Dom Duarte and Dona Isabel.

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i look pictures thread its great! im not sure who is!

when both got married and years?

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i look pictures thread its great! im not sure who is!

when both got married and years?

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If Portugal was a Moanrchy, they would be the King and Queen. They got married on May 13th, 1995.
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Thank you Elsa for a beautiful love story. Excellent job!
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have both had children yet?

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have both had children yet?
Yes, Sara, they have 2 boys and a girl. To get biographies, interviews, as well as some nice photos of this lovely family, see the thread:

http://www.theroyalforums.com/forums...4&page=3&pp=20

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A great story, great pictures, and great work.

Thanks for the amazing effort you have made to compile and organise this pictorial of Dom Duarte and Dona Isabel.
Thank you very much for your kind words! I'm really glad you liked it, Warren! :)
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Thanks so much Elsa, they are a lovely couple :):):)
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