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European royals attend the wedding of Prince Konstantin of Bavaria

This Saturday royals from all over Europe gathered for a  royal wedding. A German prince got his lucky princess. Prince Konstantin of Bavaria married Deniz Kaya in a grand ceremony at the French church Eglise-au-Bois in St. Moritz, Switzerland.

Royals from several European royal families where represented in the ceremony and the following celebrations. The royal household of the Bavarian royal family has not published the entire guest-list for security reasons, but those who had met up to see some royals were not disappointed.

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From Sweden, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia attended. Princess Sofia looked very beautiful in a simple but stylish light blue dress. Princess Astrid and Prince Josef of Liechtenstein, children of Prince Nikolaus and Princess Margaretha of Liechtenstein, also attended.

Following the religious service, a private celebration continued in the town of Engadine. Media was not allowed into the reception and the following dinner. After the wedding, Deniz Kaya was proclaimed Princess of Bavaria, by the Bavarian royal family.

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Prince Konstantin of Bavaria is the son of Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula of Bavaria. Both his parents, Prince Leopold and Princess Ursula are committed to social projects and organizations. For example, Leopold is a member of the board of trustees of the World Childhood Foundation, which was founded by the Swedish Queen Silvia.

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Prince Konstantin is named after his grandfather, Prince Konstantin, who was the great-grandchild of both King Ludwig I of Bavaria and King Ferdinand VII of Spain. The Bavarian royal family previously ruled the German kingdom of Bavaria. Prince Konstantin is a member of the House of Wittelsbach. The family’s head since 1996 is Prince Franz, the Duke of Bavaria. His great-grandfather King Ludwig III was the last ruling monarch of Bavaria until he was deposed in 1918.

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Senior Europe Correspondent Oskar Aanmoen has a master in military and political history of the Nordic countries. He has written six books on historical subjects and more than 1.500 articles for Royal Central. He has also interview both Serbian and Norwegian royals. Aanmoen is based in Oslo, Norway.