The Grand Wedding of China’s Last Emperor Puyi (excerpt from www.chinaculture.org)
December 1, 1922 was the wedding day for China’s last emperor Aisin-Gioro Puyi. Seventeen year old beauty Wan Rong was wed to him as the last empress in China’s history. The Directorate of Astronomy of the Qing government, whose duty it was to carry out observation and calendar studies of the heavens, determined the most auspicious time for the wedding was between 3 and 5 in the morning. Therefore the receiving of the empress had to be arranged for midnight. There was likely no beauty rest for this one Chinese bride!!
The Last Emperor Puyi image courtesy of www.chinatownology.com
His beautiful bride Wan Rong image courtesy of http://wikimediafoundation.org
The Last Emperor with His Wife image courtesy of www.beijing-forbiddencity.com