Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Princess Ingrid of Sweden, 1935

The Wedding of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, son of King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, and Princess Ingrid of Sweden, daughter of Crown Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden and Princess Margaret of Connaught, at the Storkyrkan (St. Nicholas) Cathedral in Stockholm on this day in 1935, Swedish Lutheran Ceremony officiated by Archbishop Erling Eidem. The Ceremony followed days of celebrations including a Banquet hosted by her grandfather, King Gustav, and a Gala Performance.

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Following the ceremony, the Crown Prince and new Crown Princess rode in a Carriage Procession through the streets of Stockholm towards the Royal Palace, where they has a a Wedding Breakfast following a Balcony Appearance. In the afternoon, the couple set off on the Danish Royal Yacht Dannebrog for Copenhagen, where they presided over a series of celebrations before departing on their honeymoon to the South of France. The wedding between the Crown Prince of Denmark and the Swedish Princess was not a political alliance, but a love match. The couple, who succeeded to the Danish Throne in 1947, 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.

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Royal Guests and Relatives in attendance including King Gustav V of Sweden (grandfather of the bride), the Duke of Connaught (grandfather of the bride), Lady Patricia Ramsay (aunt of the bride), Prince Arthur of Connaught (uncle of the bride) and Princess Alexandra, Duchess of Fife (aunt of the bride), Crown Prince Olav (cousin of the groom) and Crown Princess Martha of Norway (cousin of the bride and the groom), King Leopold III and Queen Astrid of Belgium (cousin of the bride), Crown Prince Wilhelm and Crown Princess Cecilie of Prussia (aunt of the groom), Princess Ingeborg of Sweden and Denmark (aunt of both the bride and groom), Princess Theodora of Greece, Margravine of Baden (cousin of the bride), Prince Axel of Denmark (cousin of the groom) and Princess Margaretha of Denmark and Sweden (cousin of the bride and groom), Princess Helena Victoria (cousin), Prince George (cousin) and Princess Eugenie of Greece, Princess Margretha of Denmark and Bourbon-Parma, and the Grand Duke (uncle of the groom) and Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg (aunt of the groom).


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