Wedding of Prince Joachim of Denmark and Alexandra Manley

Prince Joachim of Denmark, second son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark, married Alexandra Manley at Frederiksborg Castle on this day in 1995. The couple had two children before amicably divorcing and remarrying. We are taking a look at scenes from the lavish wedding, the first in his generation of Scandinavian Royal Weddings-  

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Alexandra Manley arrived with her father in a 1958 Rolls-Royce, who led her up the aisle.

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The ceremony at the Frederiksborg Palace Chapel was officiated by Christian Thodberg, Queen Margrethe II’s Chaplain-in-Ordinary, in Danish.

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After posing for photographer outside the chapel, the couple rode in a carriage through Hillerrød towards Fredensborg Palace, where Queen Margrethe hosted a Banquet for 220 guests, which was followed by a Ball that lasted until two in the morning.

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Attendees at the wedding were Queen Margrethe (wearing the Floral Aigrette Tiara) and Prince Henrik, Crown Prince Frederik, Queen Ingrid (in the Danish Ruby Parure), and Princess Elisabeth of Denmark, King Constantine, Queen Anne Marie (glittering in the Greek Ruby Parure), Crown Prince Pavlos, Crown Princess Marie Chantal (wearing the Antique Corsage Tiara), Princess Alexia (in her Diamond Tiara), and Prince Nikolaos of Greece, Princess Benedicite (glittering in the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Fringe), Prince Richard, Prince Gustav, Princess Alexandra (wearing Queen Sofia’s Star Tiara), and Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, King Carl Gustaf, Queen Silvia (in King Edward VII’s Ruby Tiara), and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden (wearing her 18th Birthday Gift Tiara), King Harald, Queen Sonja (glittering in the Norwegian Emerald Parure), Crown Prince Haakon, and Princess Martha Louise of Norway (in King Olav’s Gift Tiara), and then Crown Prince Felipe of Spain.

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Prince Joachim wore uniform with the Sash of the Order of the a Elephant and the insignia of the Order of the Dannebrog. The new Princess Alexandra wore a Jørgen Bender silk gown, embellished with 9000 pearls, with a tulle veil and the Alexandrine Drop Tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Margrethe.


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