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CAROL I: (1839-1914) King of Romania 1881-1914. An official diplomatic L.S., Charles, two pages, folio, Bucharest, 15th January 1893, to the President of Peru, in French. The elegantly penned manuscript letter announces a Royal marriage and states, in part, 'It is with lively satisfaction that I inform Your Excellency of the marriage of my beloved nephew His Royal Highness Prince Ferdinand of Romania, heir presumptive to the Crown, with Her Royal Highness Princess Marie Alexandra Victoria of Great Britain and Ireland, daughter of His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh. This union, which crowns the desires of my heart and has been welcomed with feelings of lively and sincere joy by my people who see therein the consecration of its dearest wishes, was solemnly celebrated on the 10th of this month, at the Castle of Sigmaringen….' Countersigned at the foot by Alexandru Lahovary (1841-1897) Romanian Aristocrat, Minister of Foreign Affairs 1889-91, 1891-95. VG Remigio Morales Bermudez (1836-1894) President of Peru 1890-94. Ferdinand I (1865-1927) King of Romania 1914-27. Marie of Edinburgh (1875-1938) Queen consort of Romania 1914-27. On 10 January 1893 the Royal couple were married at Sigmaringen Castle in three ceremonies: one civil, one Catholic (Ferdinand's religion) and one Anglican.

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