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Royal Marriage Custom In France

( Originally Published Late 1800's )

May 16.—The ceremony of the nuptials of the Dauphin and Dauphiness was performed at the Chapel Royal at Versailles by the Archbishop of Rheims. After supper, the King having conducted their Highnesses to their apartment, and the benediction of the bed having been made by the Archbishop, the King delivered the shirt to the Dauphin, and the Duchess of Chatres performed the same office to the Dauphiness.

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