Wedding of Princess Benedikte of Denmark and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg

Happy 50th Anniversary to Princess Benedikte of Denmark and the late Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, who got married at Fredensborg Palace on this day in 1968.

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King Frederik IX walked Princess Benedikte up the aisle of the Chapel at Fredensborg Palace, where the ceremony was officiated by the Royal Chaplain.

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Afterwards, the King and Queen hosted a Banquet at Fredensborg Palace, where the King and the Groom gave speeches.

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Princess Benedikte wore a Jørgen Bender gown with Crown Princess Margret’s veil and the Khedive of Egypt Tiara. Prince Richard wore White Tie with the Sash and Star of the Order of the Elephant.

Royalty from all over Europe gathered for the wedding, including: In the first row, from L-RPrincess Sibylla of Sweden (aunt of the Bride, wearing the Leuchtenberg Sapphire Parure), King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden (grandfather of the Bride),  Queen Ingrid of Denmark (mother of the bride, wearing the Pearl Poire Tiara), King Frederik XI of Denmark (father of the Bride), Princess Benedikte of Denmark (the Bride, wearing the Khedive of Egypt Tiara), Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (the Groom), Margareta, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (mother of the Groom),  Madeleine Tengbom (grandmother of the Groom, wearing the Turquoise Daisy Bandeau), King Olav V of Norway, Queen Elizabeth, and the Queen Mother (godmother of the bride, wearing the Greville Tiara). In the second row, from L-R; Princess Caroline Mathilde of Denmark (aunt of the Bride, wearing Queen Alexandrine’s Fringe Tiara)Princess Margretha of Denmark (wearing her turquoise star tiara), Prince Henrik of Denmark (brother-in-law of the Bride), Crown Princess (later Queen) Margrethe of Denmark (sister of the Bride, wearing Queen Alexandrine’s tiara), Princess Alexia of Greece (niece of the Bride), King Constantine of Greece (brother-in-law of the Bride), Queen Anne Marie of Greece(sister of the Bride, wearing the Greek Ruby Parure),  two of Prince Richard’s siblings, the Princess Tatiana of Hesse (sister of the Groom, wearing the Hesse Ears of Wheat Tiara), and other guests. The 3rd and 4th rows include Crown Prince (now King) Carl Gustav of Sweden (cousin of the Bride), Crown Prince (now King) Harald of NorwayCrown Princess (now Queen) Beatrix of the Netherlands (wearing the Dutch Saphire Tiara), Alexander Ramsay and Lady Saluton, the Haga Princesses (cousins of the Bride), Prince Bertil of Sweden(uncle of the Bride), and many more Danish and German Royalty and Nobility.


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