Milestones, Apr. 20, 1953

Married. Princess Josephine Charlotte, 25, sister of Belgium's King Baudouin; and Crown Prince Jean, 32, heir apparent to the throne of the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg (pop. 300,000); in Luxembourg. The wedding, carried off in lavish, old-style pageantry in spite of rain, drew a glittering collection of guests: three kings, three queens, a grand duchess, an archduke, 22 princes, 18 princesses, and assorted lesser nobility. Royal feathers were momentarily ruffled when Princess de Rethy, commoner wife of Belgium's abdicated King Leopold III (father of the bride), got uncommonly close to the head of...

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