Happy Anniversary to Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, who got married on this day in 2008. The second marriage of the Prince, to the French-born Marie, was held at the Møgeltønder Church near Schackenborg Castle (home of Prince Joachim and his family). Not a State Occasion like other royal wedding, it was attended by foreign royals, and had a White Tie dress code.
The bride walked down the aisle on the arm of her father, Alain Cavallier, while the groom came with his two young sons, Prince Nikolai and Prince Felix. The ceremony was officiated by Bishop Erik Normann Svendsen. Afterwards, the bride and groom posed with their respective parents.
Queen Margrethe wore a (one of my favourites, so stately and elegant) pink gown with the Baden Palmette Tiara, diamond riviere, earrings, and brooch and the Order of the Elephant. Prince Henrik wore White Tie with the Sash of the Order of the Elephant. Crown Prince Frederik wore White Tie with the Sash of the Order of the Elephant. Crown Princess Mary wore a pale blue gown with the Tiara, stud earrings, brooch, and bracelet of the Danish Ruby Parure and the Order of the Elephant,
Queen Anne Marie of Greece wore a red gown with the Khedive of Egypt Tiara, diamond riviere, earrings, and bow brooch. Princess Bendikte wore a silk gown with a chiffon jacket and Queen Sophia’s Star Tiara with her diamond chandelier earrings, Queen Alexandrine’s sautoir necklace, and sapphire brooch.
Not then Princess Tatiana wore a purple gown. Prince Nikolaos of Greece wore White Tie. Princess Alexia wore an aquamarine gown and beige jacket with her personal tiara and Queen Ingrid’s ruby and diamond bow brooch. Princess Theodora of Greece wore an embroidered gown with the Antique Corsage Tiara. Prince Phillipos wore White Tie. Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg wore a purple gown and sequined wrap with her mother’s 18th Birthday Tiara. Count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth wore White Tie.
Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden wore an orange gown with the Four Button Tiara, diamond earrings, the drops from the Connaught Tiara as a necklace, and diamond bracelets and the Order of the Elephant. Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore a pink gown with the Diamond Daisy Tiara, Crown Princess Martha’s chandelier earrings, and a small pearl and diamond brooch. Crown Prince Haakon wore White Tie with the Sash of the Order of the Elephant. Princess Martha Louise wore an ivory gown with King Olav’s gift Tiara and her moonstone parure. Ari Behn wore White Tie.
Sir Roger Moore (who sadly died yesterday) wore White Tie with the badge of the Order of the British Empire. His wife, Danish socialite Kristina “Kiki” Tholstrup, Lady Moore wore a pink gown with a jeweled choker, earrings, and a Floral Tiara.