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On the morning of August 14, 1952, Prime Minister Winston Churchill attended the wedding of his niece Clarissa Spencer Churchill to Anthony Eden, the Foreign Secretary in his cabinet. The marriage took place at the Caxton Hall Register Office in London where extra police had to be brought in to keep back the crowd of more than several thousand people that had gathered. As both of the bride’s parents were deceased, the bride stayed at 10 Downing Street with her aunt and uncle before the wedding. The ceremony was performed by the registrar James Doomsday Holiday. Churchill and his wife Clementine were among the principal witnesses and signed the register. The couple and wedding party returned afterwards to 10 Downing Street where a small reception was hosted by the prime minister.

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