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Magic moments from Prince Felix and Claire's civil wedding

It was a day filled with love and laughter as Prince Felix of Luxembourg married his German love Claire Lademacher in the town of Königstein, near the bride's home city Frankfurt.

Claire, 28, the daughter of telecomms millionaire Hartmut Lademacher became Europe's new princess as she wed Felix in a civil service – the first of two ceremonies scheduled for the couple.

The newlyweds share a tender kiss after exchanging vows. Photo: © Getty Images

Inside the civil ceremony which was only attended by immediate family, including Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa. Photo: © Getty Images

The bride can't hide her happiness as she shares a hug with her mother Gabriele Lademacher-Schneider after the service. Photo: © Getty Images

Historic hotel Villa Rothschild Kempinski, with its breathtaking views of Frankfurt, was the stunning setting for the laid-back nuptials. Photo: © Getty Images

The couple's delight was apparent as they are presented with their post-wedding transport – a BMW Isetta 300 microcar. Photo: © Getty Images

Another special snapshot as the royals join Claire's family for a group photo with the bride and groom 

Claire takes the wheel as the front opening vehicle is shut on the couple, who will head off on honeymoon after the weekends celebrations Photo: © Getty Images

A stylish exit for the pair, who will cement their union in a religious ceremony on Saturday. Photo: © Getty Images