Greek Monarchy Centenary Gala at the Royal Palace of Athens, 1963

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King Paul and Queen Frederica of Greece (wearing the Emerald Parure Tiara) host the Greek Monarchy Centenary Gala at the Royal Palace of Athens on this day in 1963, the first event of a series of celebrations marking the Centenary of the Accession of King George I of Greece which included a parade, lunch, and service as well as a Gala Performance. Royal Attendees included King Frederik and Queen Ingrid of Denmark (in Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara, after her own tiara was supposedly forgotten), Crown Prince Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne Marie of Denmark, Crown Princess Margretha of Denmark (wearing the Alexandrine Drop Tiara), Crown Prince Harald of Norway, Princess Irene of Greece (in the Pearl Necklace Tiara), Princess Sofia of Spain (wearing the Mellerio Shell Tiara), Princess Benedikte of Denmark (wearing her Floral Tiara), Prince Michael of Greece, Princess Paul of Yugoslavia (in the Diamond Kokoshnik Tiara), Princess Irene, Duchess of Aosta (wearing her Diamond Tiara), Princess Andrew of Greece, the Margrave and Margravine of Baden (in the Baden Sunburst Tiara), and Princess Margarita of Hohenlohe-Langenburg (in the Bolin Ruby Tiara).

3 thoughts on “Greek Monarchy Centenary Gala at the Royal Palace of Athens, 1963

  1. At the top of the stairs one can see Princess Alice of Battenburg, the mother of Prince Phillip, She is in her nun’s robes. I believe Princess Marina of Kent is beside her.

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