“Of course, madam,” replied the sales clerk, “exactly what type and color are you looking for?”
The sales clerk hesitated a bit, then said, “Please don’t take this the wrong way, but gowns of that nature is considered more appropriate for brides who are being married the first time – for those who are a bit more innocent, if you know what I mean? Perhaps ivory or sky blue would be nice?”
“Well,” replied the customer, a little peeved at the clerk’s directness, “I can assure you that a white gown would be quite appropriate. Believe it or not, despite all my marriages, I remain as innocent as a first-time bride.You see, my first husband was so excited about our wedding, he died as we were checking into our hotel.My second husband and I got into such a terrible fight in the limo on our way to our honeymoon that we had that wedding annulled immediately and never spoke to each other again.”
“What about your third husband?” asked the sales clerk.
“That one was a Democrat,” said the woman, “and every night for four years, he just sat on the edge of the bed and told me how good it was going to be, but nothing ever happened.”
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The couple received 2,500 wedding presents, and an extra 200 clothing coupons, as was standard issue to brides at this time, as Britain was still under severe rationing after World War II, which didn’t finally end until 1954!
Some of these presents including a dinner service given by the French Government, are still in use today!
The police on duty for the wedding got some extra rations, and the police canteens were allowed to serve beer outside normal hours – between 3pm and 5.30pm.
There was some sensitivity about the prince’s nationality – he was Greek – not least due to his four sisters all having married Germans, some of whom had suspect connections during the war. They were not invited to the wedding.
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