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After a year and a half of strict COVID-19 restrictions, weddings are allowed to resume across most of the European continent this summer. including Italy. And on Saturday, Sicily saw a royal wedding for eternity when Prince Jaime of Bourbon-Two-Sicilies married Lady Charlotte Lindesay-Bethune.
The wedding represents a union of two aristocratic families. Prince Jaime is a direct descendant of the late southern Italian throne, while Lady Charlotte is the youngest daughter of the Scottish politician and businessman James Lindesay-Bethune, who is the 16th Earl of Lindsay.
Per Vanity Fair Italy, the 200-person ceremony took place in the Cathedral of Monreale in the Sicilian city of Palermo. The bride arrived in a carriage drawn by white horses and the ceremony was followed by a cocktail reception at the Palazzo dei Normanni and dinner at the Palazzo Mazzarino. Tatler noted that among the guests were Flora Ogilvy Vesterberg, the granddaughter of Princess Alexandra of Kent (who recently celebrated her own wedding), as well as the Duke and Duchess of Huescar, the Count and Countess of Osorno and Princess Carla and Prince Mirko von Bulgaria belonged.
The couple, who announced their engagement last spring, live together in London. Charlotte, a graduate of Oxford University, works as an investment banker while Jamie is director of a venture capital fund in Paris.
The royal house of Bourbon-Two Sicilies is a cadet branch of the Spanish royal family who ruled Sicily and the Italian peninsula south of Rome for more than a century from 1734 to 1860. The throne has been around since the unification of Italy in 1861.
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