Happy 49th Wedding Anniversary to Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, who got married on this day in 1968 in a lavish ceremony in Copenhagen. Royalty from all over Europe gathered for the wedding, among them were-
In the first row, from L-R; Princess Sibylla of Sweden (aunt of the Bride, wearing the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure), King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden (grandfather of the Bride), Queen Ingrid of Denmark (mother of the bride, wearing the Pearl Poire Tiara), King Frederik XI of Denmark (father of the Bride), Princess Benedikte of Denmark (the Bride, wearing the Khedive of Egypt Tiara), Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (the Groom), Margareta, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (mother of the Groom), Madeleine Tengbom (grandmother of the Groom, wearing the Turquoise Daisy Bandeau), King Olav V of Norway, Queen Elizabeth, and the Queen Mother (godmother of the bride, wearing the Greville Tiara). In the second row, from L-R; Princess Caroline Mathilde of Denmark (aunt of the Bride, wearing Queen Alexandrine’s Fringe Tiara), Princess Margretha of Denmark (wearing her turquoise star tiara), Prince Henrik of Denmark (brother-in-law of the Bride), Crown Princess (later Queen) Margrethe of Denmark (sister of the Bride, wearing Queen Alexandrine’s tiara), Princess Alexia of Greece (niece of the Bride), King Constantine of Greece (brother-in-law of the Bride), Queen Anne Marie of Greece (sister of the Bride, wearing the Greek Ruby Parure), two of Prince Richard’s siblings, the Princess Tatiana of Hesse (sister of the Groom, wearing the Hesse Ears of Wheat Tiara), and other guests. The 3rd and 4th rows include Crown Prince (later King) Carl Gustav of Sweden (cousin of the Bride), Crown Prince (later King) Harald of Norway, Crown Princess (later Queen) Beatrix of the Netherlands (wearing the Dutch Saphire Tiara), Alexander Ramsay and Lady Saluton, the Haga Princesses (cousins of the Bride), Prince Bertil of Sweden (uncle of the Bride), and many more Danish and German Royalty and Nobility.
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