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 - Interchanging- tho lUiigs. Honore Palmer,...
Interchanging- tho lUiigs. Honore Palmer, acting as best man fa- proxy for Prince-Vladimir, stepped forward, forward, and taking the rings changed them from one to the other thrice, until tne Prince's gold ring remained with the bride an'd the bride's silver ring with the groom. This exchange is made to signify the consent of tho families of the contracting parties. The rite of betroti.ai ended with the words by the priest, "That the Lord may establish these espousals espousals of faith, in harmony, truth and love, and • may bless from heaven this putting on of rings." , Then came the wedding proper, which to the conventional Newporters made a strange picture. The priest stooB In front of the contracting pair, with his back'to them, while beliind hem stood Honore Palmer*and Mrs. Potter Palmer. Young. Mr. Palmer held a crown over the head of the bride; Mrs. oPlmer did likewise for the Prince. The crowns were fashioned after the Imperial crowns of Russia, and were magnificent sped-

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  1. The World,
  2. 25 Sep 1899, Mon,
  3. Page 1

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