Engagement of Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark, 1966

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The Engagement of Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark and Count Henri de Monpezat was announced on this day in 1966, with a photocall, a press conference, and the Crown Princess and Count waving to crowds from a balcony at the Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. Later, they are pictured with- From L-R; Countess Renee de Laborde de Monpezat (mother of the groom), Count Andre de Laborde de Monpezat (father of the groom), Count Henri de Monpezat (the groom), Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark (the bride), Queen Ingrid (mother of the bride, wearing the Connaught Sapphire Brooch), King Frederick IX (father of the Bride), and Princess Benedikte (sister of the bride). The couple got married in June 1967.

Queen Margrethe’s Engagement Ring

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