Happy Anniversary to King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway, who got married on this day 49 years ago! In honour of their anniversary, we are featuring the wedding of the then Crown Prince Harald and Sonja Haraldsen-
Sonja Haraldsen arrived at Oslo Cathedral with King Olav, a great mark of approval as the King initially disapproved of the marriage and only relented after his only son and heir said he would remain a bachelor if he couldn’t marry Sonja.
The wedding ceremony took place at Oslo Cathedral and was officiated by the Bishop of Oslo.
After the ceremony, the new Crown Prince couple drove through the streets of Oslo in a 1966 Lincoln Continental convertible, later used at the wedding of their son, Crown Prince Haakon, in 2001.
Later, the Crown Prince and new Crown Princess of Norway waved to the crowds from the Balcony of the Royal Palace of Oslo, later joined by King Olav.
King Frederik IX (cousin) and Queen Ingrid of Denmark (cousin, wearing the Pearl Poiré Tiara), King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and King Baudouin of Belgium (cousin), Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg (cousin, in the Emerald Peacock Tiara), Crown Princess Margrethe (wearing the Baden Palmette Tiara and Queen Alexandrine’s Sapphire Parure) and Prince Henrik of Denmark with Prince Claus of the Netherlands, Princess Margaretha of Sweden and Denmark (aunt, wearing her Floral Tiara), Prince George (cousin) and Princess Anne (in her Diamond Tiara) and Count Axel and Countess Ruth (wearing Princess Viggo’s Opal Tiara) as well as Countess Madeleine Kogevinas, Princess Ragnhild (in Princess Ingeborg’s Boucheron Pearl Circle Tiara) and Princess Astrid (wearing the Vasa Tiara)
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was originally scheduled to attend, but pulled out after the sudden death of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (a great friend of King Olav’s) just days before.