Excerpt from “Rainier and Grace — Their Story” by Jeffrey Robins.
THE WEDDING OF THE CENTURY
[…] Then all heads turned. Grace walked in, very slowly, on her father’s arm. Rainier joined her at the altar.
The choir sang Bach’s Uxor Tua and Purcell’s Alleluia. There was an awkward moment as Rainier had trouble getting the ring on Grace’s finger — she had to help — and both were still so nervous that their vows were whispered only loud enough for the Bishop to hear. She fought back her own tears. He stared tensely straight ahead.
Then it was over. The Bishop declared them man and wife.
Now there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. He kissed her.
And the Cathedral’s bells rang out to signal that they were, in the eyes of God, one. […]