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In 1975, Monmouth College alumnus Jorge Guillermo ’68 married Princess Christina of the Netherlands in Utrecht. His mother, Edenia Guillermo, who taught Spanish at Monmouth from 1965–1974, issued wedding invitations to some of her former faculty colleagues. From left are Edenia Guillermo, Jorge Guillermo, Princes Christina, her father, Prince Bernard, and her mother, Queen Juliana.

Death of Dutch princess recalls Monmouth College’s royal wedding party

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One of the wedding invitations (issued to retired professor Gracie Peterson)
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Monmouth College’s royal wedding party. From left: Charles Speel, Gracie Peterson, Dorothy Donald, Mary Crow, Emma Janis Speel, Ruth McClanahan and Paul McClanahan.

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