On October 1, 2021, at St. Isaac’s Cathedral, a solemn wedding ceremony was held for the heir to the Romanov dynasty, the Grand Duke, Georgy Mikhailovich Romanov and the daughter of Italian diplomat, Rebecca Bettarini. According to the Russian Imperial House, this is the first wedding of a House representative to take place in Russia in over 120 years.
Georgy Mikhailovich Romanov is the son and heir of the head of the Russian Imperial House of Grand Duchess Maria Vladimirovna – the only child from the marriage of Vladimir Kirillovich Romanov, the head of the Russian Imperial House in exile (son of the Russian Grand Duke Kirill Vladimirovich, who proclaimed himself in 1924 the emperor in exile) and Leonida Bagration of Mukhrani.
The ceremony was attended by several hundred guests invited by the Russian Imperial House, representatives of royal dynasties from abroad, including Michael Duke of Württemberg, a member of the Spanish royal family, Duke of Anjou Louis Alfonso, the last Tsar of Bulgaria Simeon II of Saxe-Coburg-Gothic dynasty, a descendant of sister of Napoleon Caroline and Marshal Murat, Prince Joachim Charles Napoleon Murat, Prince Philip of Liechtenstein, Princess Isabelle of Liechtenstein and many others.
Duke of Aost, H.E. Aimone di Savoia Aosta, attended the event as a Representative of the Sovereign Order of Malta in the Russian Federation.