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Inside the wedding of Jean-Christophe, Prince Napoléon and Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

While we are still some time away from the United Kingdom’s next big royal wedding, Paris enjoyed a high-profile ceremony of their own last weekend, when Prince Jean-Christophe Napoléon Bonaparte—the great-great-great nephew of Emperor Napoléon Bonaparte I—wedded Countess Olympia von und zu Arco-Zinneberg. In a twist of fate, the blue-blooded bride is also the great-great-great niece of Napoléon's second wife, Archduchess Marie-Louise of Austria.

The ceremony was held at Les Invalides, home to the late Napoléon's tomb. Then, the couple threw a lavish reception at Château de Fontainebleau, a medieval palace that counts amongst the largest royal châteaux in France. The wedding was attended by many royal guests, including the soon-to-be-wed Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, as well as newlyweds Alessandra de Osma and Prince Christian de Hanover.

Here’s a look into the festivities:

1. Olympia stunned in a silk ballgown by Oscar de la Renta

2. The groom and his mother, Princess Béatrice of Bourbon-Two Sicilies

3. The bride and her father, Count Riprand von und zu Arco-Zinneberg

4. Prince Charles Napoléon and Countess Marie-Beatrice von Arco-Zinneberg

5. Princess Beatrice of York and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

6. Alessandra de Osma and Prince Christian de Hanover

7. The newlyweds received blessings on the steps of Saint Louis des Invalides Cathedral

8. Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark and Nina Flohr

9. Sabine Getty and Joseph Getty

10. Prince Casimir Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn and Princess Alana

11. Prince Paul of Greece and Princess Maria-Olympia of Greece

12. Anne de bourbon-Siciles, Nicolas de Bourbon-Siciles, and Dorothee de Bourbon-Siciles

13. Archduke Lorenz d'Autriche-Este and Princesse Astrid de Belgique

14. The adorable bridesmaids

15. Jean-Christophe and Olympia

16. Princess Maria-Laura of Belgium

17. Prince Guillaume de Luxembourg and Princess Stephanie

18. Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg

19. The couple drives off to the reception

20. Jean-Christophe and Olympia at the after-party

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