Friday, October 29, 2010

Archduchess Maria Immakulata marries

October 29, 1900

In the presence of Emperor Franz Josef of Austria and other members of the Imperial family,  Archduchess Maria Immakulata was married today to Duke Robert of Württemberg.  The New York Times reports that the marriage was solemnized in the Chapel of the Hofburg palace in Vienna.
More than 150 guests were present for the wedding banquet which followed the wedding ceremony. The Emperor offered a toast to the newly weds, and expressed "his lively satisfaction between the Houses of Habsburg and Württemberg."
In the evening, a Court concert was held, "at which the Archduchess wore a splendid diamond necklace, the gift of the Emperor."
Duke Robert is the fourth child of Duke Philipp of Württemberg and Archduchess Maria Theresa of Austria.  He was born in Meran in 1873.  His new wife is five years his junior.  The archduchess is the seventh child of Archduke Karl Salvator and Princess Maria Immaculata of Bourbon-Two Sicilies.

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