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Crown Princess Victoria attends the lavish wedding of Prince Philip of Serbia

On Saturday, Prince Philip of Serbia and Danica Marinkovic married in a religious ceremony Belgrade, Serbia. The ceremony was attended by several royals including Crown Princess Victoria who played an important role in the ceremony.

It was only in July 2017 that the engagement of Prince Philip of Serbia, son of Crown Prince Alexander of Serbia and Princess Maria da Glória of Orléans-Braganza, and Danica Marinkovic, daughter of Serbian artist Cile Marinkovic, was announced. The couple married only three months later in a religious ceremony at the Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel in Belgrade. The couple decided to marry in the same church as the groom’s great-grandparents. The head of the Serbian Orthodox Church, Patriarch Irinej officiated the wedding.

Photo released by the Royal Palace of Belgrade of Prince Philip and his wife. Photo: Royal Palace of Belgrade

After the ceremony, the couple drove off in a vintage car while they waved to the hundreds of people who had gathered to catch a glimpse of the newlyweds. After the wedding, the couple held their reception at the White Palace which was followed by a gala dinner.

Among the royal guests were Queen Sofia of Spain and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Crown Princess Victoria was asked to play an important role in the Serbian couple’s big day as she was one of the witnesses of the marriage. The Crown Princess decided to travel to Belgrade without her husband Prince Daniel who assumingly stayed with their two children. Queen Sofia of Spain, the mother of the reigning King Felipe, was also one of the honorary guests as she was accompanied by the groom’s father Crown Prince Alexander. Prince Guillaume and Princess Sybilla of Luxembourg also attended the wedding.

Prince Philip of Serbia lives with his wife in London where he works in the finance business. Danica Marinkovic was born in Serbia but has the French nationality as she spent most of her life in France. The Serbian Royal family is currently not a reigning Royal family. The family lived in exile and could only return to Serbia after the fall of the communism.

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