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Prime Minister of Luxembourg, Xavier Bettel married his gay partner on Friday, a year after same sex marriages was approved in the country.

Bettel, 42,  tied the knot with Gauthier Destenay, a Belgian architect.

The prime minister, wearing a navy blue suit, and his partner, dressed in a dark grey suit, held hands as they arrived for the low key ceremony at the Luxembourg town hall, where around 100 well-wishers applauded them.

He is the first European Union leader and the second in the world  to enter into a same-sex union.

Bettel is only the second in the world after Iceland's prime minister Johanna Sigurdardottir, who married her writer partner in 2010.

""I wish for everybody to be as happy as I am, thank you to the Luxembourg people and to everyone, I do not make any distinctions, thank you," Bettel said after the ceremony, as the crowd threw rice and confetti over the happy couple.

Happy married life to the happy couple.

View photos from the wedding in gallery.

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