Germany’s own royal wedding took place on August 27, 2011 when Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia (b. 1976) married Princess Sophie of Isenburg (b. 1978)  at the Church of Peace in Potsdam, Germany.  The couple has known each other since childhood and as the bride is Catholic and the groom is Protestant, the wedding service was an ecumenical one.   Georg Friedrich and Sophie exchanged vows before some 650 guests.  Prince Georg Friedrich of the House of Hohenzollern, is the great-great grandson of Kaiser Wilhelm II.   The bride arrived at the church in a Rolls Royce.  Princess Sophie wore a bridal gown designed by Wolfgang Joop and a diamond tiara belonging to her family.   Prince Georg Friedrich wore tails and a top hat.    The event was broadcast live on local television and some one hundred journalists covered the wedding.   After the couple’s marriage service ended at the church, they took a carriage ride through Potsdam’s Sanssouci Park, a favorite retreat of Frederick the Great.

Prince Georg Friedrich and Princess Sophie after exchanging wedding vows at the Church of Peace, Potsdam, Germany (photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

A cheerful smile from the radiant bride and happy groom (photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

The happy couple on their wedding day, Potsdam, Germany (photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia with his mother, Donata, Duchess of Oldenburg, and his sister, Princess Cornelie-Cecilie (photo: Andreas Rentz/Getty Images)

Among the guests were Lord and Lady Nicholas Windsor and their sons, Albert and Leopold, August 27, 2011 (photo: Andres Rentz/Getty Images)

George Friedrich and Sophie on their wedding day, August 27, 2011 (photo: Pool/Getty Images)

The Church of Peace, the site of the wedding of Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia and Princess Sophie of Isenburg (photo: Wikicommons)

The SansSouci Park in Potsdam, Germany (photo: Wikicommons)


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