Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden

Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark married Princess Ingrid of Sweden on this day in 1935 in Stockholm. The wedding between the Crown Prince of Denmark and the daughter of the Crown Prince of Sweden was not just a political alliance, but also a love match. They succeeded to the Danish Throne in 1947. The couple had three daughters, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Princess Bendikte of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, and Queen Anne Marie of Greece, and remained happily married until his death in 1972. Queen Ingrid died in 2000. Take a look at their wedding-

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Part of the pre-wedding events included a Soirée at the Rikssalen of the Royal Palace of Stockholm held by her grandfather, King Gustav V. Among the attendees were-

Click on the underlined/highlighted links to get to the full post on the person/tiara

First row From L-R: Crown Princess Louise of Sweden (stepmother of the bride, wearing the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Tiara and Parure), Crown Prince Olav of Norway (cousin of the groom), Crown Princess Cecile of Prussia (aunt of the groom, wearing her Sapphire Parure), King Gustav V (grandfather of the bride), Queen Astrid of Belgium (cousin of the bride, wearing the Nine Provinces Tiara), King Christian X of Denmark (father of the groom), Princess Ingrid of Sweden (bride, wearing the Danish Ruby Parure), Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark (groom), Queen Alexandrine of Denmark (mother of the groom, wearing the Pearl Poire Parure), King Leopold III of Belgium, Crown Princess Martha of Norway (cousin of the bride, wearing the Vasa Tiara), and unknown (might be the Duke of Connaught, the bride’s maternal grandfather).

Second row From L-R: unknown, Lady Patricia Ramsay (aunt of the bride, wearing her personal tiara), Princess Sibylla of Sweden (sister-in-law of the bride, wearing the Cameo Tiara), unknown, Princess Theodora of Greece, Margravine of Baden (wearing her Ruby Wreath Tiara) unknown, Princess Margaretha of Denmark (cousin of the bride, wearing her Floral Tiara),Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden (father of the bride), Princess Arthur of Connaught, Duchess of Fife (aunt of the bride, wearing the Fife Fringe Tiara), unknown, and unknown.

Other guests included Princess Ingeborg of Sweden and Denmark (aunt of both the bride and groom, wearing Queen Josephine’s Emerald Tiara and Parure), Princess Helena Victoria (wearing her Honeysuckle Tiara), and Princess Eugenie of Greece (wearing the Alexandrine Drop Tiara)

Another grand event was a Gala performance at Stockholm Opera House. Click HERE to see an image from the performance. The tiaras are not very clear, so I will not list them.

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The ceremony, officiated by Archbishop Erling Eidem of the Swedish Lutheran Church, was held at the Storkyrkan (St. Nicholas) Cathedral in Stockholm on May 24th. After the ceremony, the couple had a cavalry-escorted coach ride from the church through the streets of Stockholm, which was followed by a Wedding Breakfast at the Royal Palace of Stockholm. The following day, the Crown Prince and new Crown Princess traveled to Copenhagen, where they were welcomed by a large crowd.

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