On This Day In History
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6 July 1893
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The wedding of Prince George, Duke of York (later King George V), & Princess Mary of Teck (later Queen Mary) took place on 6 July 1893 at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace in London.
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The Engagement;
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👑 George was urged to propose to Mary after spending time with his beloved aunt Queen Olga of Greece.
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👑 Several awkward encounters with Prince George went by, always in the company of others, with both individuals remaining embarrassed and shy.
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👑 On 3 May 1893, Mary arranged to have tea with George’s sister Princess Louise, Duchess of Fife and her husband, but when she arrived, she found George there as well.
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👑 The awkward moment was saved after Louise interceded, “Now Georgie, don’t you think you ought to take May into the garden to look at the frogs in the pond?” George proposed beside the pond, & their engagement was officially announced the following day
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Women In History: Queens and Princesses

85) An Arrogant Princess

Catherine Michelle of Spain (10 October 1567 – 6 November 1597) was a Duchess consort of Savoy by marriage to Charles Emmanuel I, Duke of Savoy: she also served as Regent of Savoy several times during the absence of her spouse. She was the youngest surviving daughter of Philip II of Spain and Elisabeth of Valois; she was also the sister of Isabella Clara Eugenia, Governor of the Habsburg Netherlands. 

Catherine Michelle was described as beautiful, intelligent, and arrogant and well aware of her high social status. She had a good relationship with her father, and exchanged letters with him after her marriage. Charles Emmanuel I suggested the marriage as a way of gaining Spanish support for his plans to expand Savoy on the coast of the then weakened France. The wedding took place in Zaragoza 11 March 1585, and the couple made their entrance to Turin in Savoy 10 August 1585.

Catherine Michelle died near the end of 1597; she had miscarried earlier that year. Her father died the following year. Her sister Isabella married Albert VII, Archduke of Austria, and later became Governess of the Netherlands.

THE RECEPTION

H.M. King Hassan II of Morocco, President John F. Kennedy of The United States of America, Jacqueline Kennedy, Firts Lady of The United States of America; and H.R.H. Prince Moulay Abdallah of Morocco