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The other royal wedding not happening as May ends


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Princess Beatrice isn’t the only royal bride facing a cancelled wedding this month. Princess Theodora of Greece has confirmed that her big day was set for the end of May, too, but that her celebrations are on hold because of the coronavirus pandemic.

In a post shared on her Instagram page, Theodora revealed that her wedding to American lawyer, Matthew Kumar, was due to take place in the last days of May. The princess wrote that ”on what should have been our wedding weekend – the love and support from friends and family have been so appreciated” and she added that she was looking forward to her big day taking place ”once it’s safe”.

The couple also shared a photo of them enjoying a private celebration with the bride giving a nod to her wedding date by dressing in white.

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Princess Theodora is the younger daughter of Greece’s former king, Constantine II, and his wife, Anne-Marie. She was born in London on June 9th 1983 and her godparents include Elizabeth II as well as her maternal aunt, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, and her paternal aunt, Queen Sofia of Spain.

Theodora went to school in England and university in the United States where she studied Theatre Arts. She has pursued a career as an actress, basing herself in Los Angeles. In 2018, her engagement to Matthew Kumar was announced although the wedding date itself was kept quiet.

Her confirmation that her marriage was due to have taken place at the end of May 2020 also came with an announcement of where the couple would wed in the future. In her Instagram post, Theodora added ”we can’t wait to celebrate with all of you in Greece”.

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Lydia Starbuck is Associate Editor at Royal Central and the main producer and presenter of the Royal Central Podcast and Royal Central Extra. Lydia is also a pen name of June Woolerton, a journalist and writer with over twenty years experience in TV, radio, print and online. June has been a reporter, producer and editor, picking up several awards over the years. She's appeared on outlets including BBC 5 Live, BBC Radio Ulster and BBC Local Radio and has also helped set up a commercial radio station. June is also an accomplished writer with a wide range of material published online and in print. She is the author of two novels, published as e-books. She is also a marriage registrar and ceremony celebrant.