Luxembourg prince marries bride -- a second time

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Princess Claire and Prince Felix of Luxembourg pose for an official photo inside the Couvent Royal De Saint-Maximin after their Sept. 21 wedding ceremony which took place at the Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine, four days after their civil service wedding.

Just when we thought Prince Felix of Luxembourg and his new bride were keeping it low-key, the couple prove us wrong with a gorgeous wedding ceremony.

The 29-year-old prince married his bride, Claire Lademacher, for a second time Saturday in a church wedding full of the splendor normally associated with a royal wedding -- four days after having a simple civil service wedding.

The couple held the civil service last Tuesday in an intimate ceremony in the bride’s native Germany just outside her hometown of Frankfurt. She wore a knee-length peplum dress with cap sleeves.

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Prince Felix of Luxembourg and his wife Claire Lademacher wave to the gathered crowd after their church wedding in Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, southern France.

The bride donned an Elie Saab gown for her religious ceremony in a 13th century church in the southern French town of Saint-Maxim-La-Sainte-Baum.

The couple were joined by 350 guests, including the prince’s parents, Luxembourg’s Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. 

Princess Claire, 28, is the daughter of German telecommunications mogul Hartmut Lademacher. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of organ donation ethics at a university in Rome.