Kaiser heir weds princess in Potsdam

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27 Aug, 2011 Updated Sat 27 Aug 2011 15:02 CEST
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Georg Friedrich Prince of Prussia and Princess Sophie von Isenburg were married in front of 650 guests at on the grounds of the Sanssouci Palace in Potsdam on Saturday for Germany's own "royal" wedding.

The guests included nobility from around the world, as well as famous individuals from society and politics.

The bride wore a dress dubbed “whisper white" designed by Wolfgang Joop and a tiara that was reportedly made in Paris in 1860. She arrived at the wedding in a Rolls Royce, while her 35-year-old husband walked to the ceremony.

Although the pair is not in line for the throne, Prince Georg Friedrich would be kaiser had his great-great grandfather not been forced to abdicate in the wake of World War I.

The pair are considered reserved and down to earth and Germany’s "royal" couple leads a relatively bourgeois existence: both are business managers and work at companies in Berlin and Rostock.

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