The Romanov civil wedding in Moscow.
Photo (c) David Nivière.

Today at 2:00pm, Grand Duke George Mikhailovich of Russia and Princess Victoria Romanovna Romanoff (née Rebecca Virginia Bettarini) were civilly married at the Khamovniki Town Hall in Moscow. The grand duke is the only child of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna of Russia and Prince Franz Wilhelm of Prussia. The princess is the only child of Ambassador Roberto Bettarini and Carla Virginia Cacciatore.

Left to right: Mrs Carla Cacciatore Bettarini, Grand Duke George of Russia, Princess Victoria Romanoff, and Ambassador Roberto Bettarini.
Photo (c) David Nivière.

For the civil wedding, the dress worn by Princess Victoria Romanovna Romanoff was made by the designer Chiara Boni in an ice-blue color, embroidered with gold thread inspired by the traditional folkloric designs of Khokhloma. Ice-blue is also the color of the Imperial Order of Saint Andrew the First Called, which is the most important dynastic order of the Russian Imperial House. It was founded by Peter the Great in 1698. The light blue ribbon of the Order of Saint Andrew served as an inspiration for the shade of the dress of the civil marriage.

The marriage certificates!
Photo (c) David Nivière.

Grand Duke George and Princess Victoria will celebrate their religious marriage next Friday, 1 October. 

Our hearty congratulations to George Mikhailovich and Victoria Romanovna!

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