Thursday, November 29, 2012

First Live Radio Broadcast of a Royal Wedding - 1934

On November 29, 1934, Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark marries Prince George, Duke of Kent, the fourth son of King George V and Mary of Teck. Their nuptials at Westminster Abbey are the first live radio broadcast of a royal wedding. The Duke of Kent was killed on 25 August 1942, in a plane in Scotland, while on active service with the Royal Air Force. After her husband's death, the Duchess of Kent continued to be an active member of the British Royal Family, carrying out a wide-range of royal and official engagements. She died on August 27, 1968 at Kensington Palace from a brain tumor and was buried at the Royal Burial Ground in Frogmore.  

Michael Barry is the author of Great Britain’s Royal Tombs: A Guide to the Lives & Burial Places of British Monarchs. The book can be purchased from Amazon or Barnes & Noble through the following links – 


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