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Old 04-12-2004, 11:10 AM
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Hereditary Grand Duke Jean and Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium 1953

On April 9th 1953, prince Jean of Luxemburg (32) got married to princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium (25).

The wedding took place in Luxemburg.I think JC wore a lovely dress.

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Old 04-12-2004, 11:13 AM
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Waving from the balcony and coming out of the cathedral.
Josephine-Charlotte's half-bother Alexander carries her train.
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Old 04-12-2004, 11:18 AM
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Official wedding portraits and engagement photos
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Old 04-13-2004, 01:28 PM
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The pictures are very nice. I love her gown and she is pretty. In some of the pictures she doesn't seem to look too happy but she is smiling in the balcony picture and the official pictures. :flower:
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In some of the pictures she doesn't seem to look too happy but she is smiling in the balcony picture and the official pictures. :flower:
If I remember correctly --if not vaguely! -- the story is that Josephine was not happy about the wedding. I recall reading that Josephine cried on her wedding day because she was in love with someone else and was "forced" to marry Jean?

Maybe someone not so vague as me can further add to this story or just tell me that I am off my rocker!
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At the arm of her father, king Leopold III
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If I remember correctly --if not vaguely! -- the story is that Josephine was not happy about the wedding. I recall reading that Josephine cried on her wedding day because she was in love with someone else and was "forced" to marry Jean?

Maybe someone not so vague as me can further add to this story or just tell me that I am off my rocker!
Yes, it was an arranged marrige, but it was Jean who was in love with someone else.
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It was more or less arranged between Josephine-Charlotte's grandmother and Jean's mother. But it was not as if they were 'forced' into this marriage. Jean and JC already knew each other very well.
Whatever happened exactly, it's a very happy marriage. It was from the start.
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I heard that J-C was in love with a Belgian tennis player. Had anyone else heard that?
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Here's a close up of JC & Jean.
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It was more or less arranged between Josephine-Charlotte's grandmother and Jean's mother. But it was not as if they were 'forced' into this marriage. Jean and JC already knew each other very well.
Whatever happened exactly, it's a very happy marriage. It was from the start.
Many arranged royal marriages became happy marriage after time, children, etc and became at least fond and respectful of each other and their duties. But there are marriages that ended horribly (e.g. Marie Jose of Belgium and Umberto II of Italy). Others started began as love matches and turned sour (Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg and Alfonso XIII of Spain). Love matches that end "happily ever after" exist but are rare.
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Does anyone have photoes of JC's wedding gown on display? I think her gown realy lovely. The wedding gowns of her two daughters are quite like hers.
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yeah they are lovely!
It would be interesting to see her dress, dress of her daughters and of daughters-in-law.
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Especially Margaretha's dress are very similar especially in collar
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She was a very pretty lady in her youth.
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Her wedding dress was amazing! Truly stunning.
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Her dress is very pretty. And it's nice to hear of an arranged marriage that ended up being happy and satisfactory for both parties.
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The more I look at pictures of this gown, the more I appreciate it. I find it has a feel of romance, of femininity, of innocence, of understated glamour.
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