Wedding of King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, 1976

Happy Anniversary to King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden, who got married in Stockholm on this day in 1976. Take a look at scenes from their wedding below-

The evening before the wedding, the couple and their guests attended a Gala performance at the Royal Opera in Stockholm, which was followed by a dinner and dance for 200 at Drottningholm Palace. Click HERE to take a look at the Pre-Wedding Gala.

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The wedding ceremony took place at Stockholm Cathedral, and was officiated by the Archbishop of Uppsala Olof Sundby,

Afterwards, the couple rode through the streets of Stockholm in an open horse-drawn landau and then boarded the Royal Barge to the Royal Palace of Stockholm.

At the Royal Place, the King and his new Queen were serenaded by 200 folk musicians from Dalarna playing a Swedish bridal march, before they appeared on the balcony to greet the crowds. Afterwards, there was a luncheon for 300 in the Vita Havet Hall of the Royal Palace.

Queen Silvia wore a floor-length white duchesse silk Dior gown with the Cameo Tiara and Queen Sofia’s Veil. King Carl XVI Gustaf wore his Swedish naval admiral’s uniform with the insignia of the Orders of the Seraphim, the Sword, the Polar Star, and Vasa.

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