Prussian prince marries in televised ceremony (Pictures)

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia, and Princess Sophie Isenburg smile during their ride in a historical carriage after the religious wedding ceremony in the Friedenskirche in Potsdam on Aug. 27, 2011. Andreas Rentz /Getty Images

Georg Friedrich Ferdinand, Prince of Prussia. and Princess Sophie of Isenburg smile after their religious wedding ceremony in the Friedenskirche in Potsdam on Aug. 27, 2011, in Potsdam, Germany.
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First Britain, then Monaco. Now, it's Germany's turn for a royal wedding.

Prince Georg Friedrich of Prussia, a descendant of Kaiser Wilhelm II, married Princess Sophie Johanna Maria of Isenburg Saturday in Potsdam in a religious ceremony broadcast on national TV.

Pictures: Their Postdam Wedding

The weekend ceremony, attended by almost 400 guests, was preceded Friday by a civil wedding  and celebrated with a pre-wedding concert benefiting The Prussian Foundation.

After exchanging vows in the Potsdam church, the couple climbed into a blue Landau carriage, drawn by six horses, for a trip through the grounds of historic Schloss Sanssouci, which, for centuries, was the summer palace of the Prussian monarchs. A reception was held in the estate's Orangerie.

The bride wore a long-sleeved, tiered gown of organza and satin with a 12-foot-long train designed by Wolfgang Joop. She also wore her family's 100-year-old bridal veil, held in place by a diamond tiara, also a family heirloom, that dates back to the mid-1800s.

The 35-year-old groom, who heads the Imperial House of Hohenzollern, works for a company that helps universities bring their inventions into the marketplace. He and the 33-year-old bride, who works for a non-profit company, are childhood friends.

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