Princess Alexandra’s Pre-Wedding Ball, 1963

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Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent (in the Cambridge Sapphire Parure) accompanies Princess Alexandra of Kent (wearing her Ogilvy Tiara for the first time) and the Hon. Angus Ogilvy as they leave Kensington Palace to attend their Pre-Wedding Ball hosted by the Queen (in the Vladimir Tiara) at Windsor Castle on this day in 1963. Royal Guests included King Olav of Norway, Queen Frederica of Greece, Queen Louise of Sweden, Queen Ingrid and Princess Anne Marie of Denmark, Queen Victoria Eugenie of Spain and Queen Helen of Romania. The couple got married at Westminster Abbey the following day.

One thought on “Princess Alexandra’s Pre-Wedding Ball, 1963

  1. I am the fortunate owner of a copy of The illustrated London News edition which tells about this wedding. One photo that sticks in my mind is of The Queen calmly trying to remove a rose thorn from her hand after receiving a bouquet at a pre-wedding party. Princess Alexandra was a stunning bride.

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