Happy Anniversary to Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, who got married on this day in 2004. As the Heirs to Europe’s oldest monarchy, their wedding was a suitably lavish affair, with Pre-Wedding events including a Gala Dinner and a glittering Gala Performance.
The wedding ceremony took place at Copenhagen Cathedral (The Church of Our Lady), after the bride walked up the aisle to Handel’s ‘Zadok the Priest’.
Afterwards, the Crown Prince and new Crown Princess rode through the streets of Copenhagen to Amalienborg Palace, where they waved to the massive crowds from the balcony, even giving a kiss.
In the evening, Queen Margrethe hosted a lavish Banquet at Fredensborg Palace, which was followed by the traditional Bridal waltz, just before midnight, when the guests formed a close heart-shaped group around the couple.
Royal attendees at the wedding included Queen Margrethe (wearing the Floral Aigrette Tiara) and Prince Henrik, Prince Joachim and Princess Alexandra (in the Alexandrine Drop Tiara), Princess Benedikte (wearing the Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg Fringe Tiara) and Prince Richard of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie (in the Emerald Parure), Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal (wearing a Borrowed Tiara), Princess Alexia (in her Diamond Tiara) and Carlos Morales, Prince Nikolaos and Tatiana Blatnik, Princess Theodora (wearing the Antique Corsage Tiara), Prince Philippos, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia (in the Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara), Crown Princess Victoria (wearing the Four-Button Tiara), Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeleine (in the Aquamarine Bandeau Tiara), King Harald V and Queen Sonja (wearing the Emerald Parure Tiara), Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit (in the Diamond Daisy Bandeau), Princess Märtha Louise (wearing King Olav’s Gift Tiara ), King Albert II and Queen Paola (in Queen Elisabeth’s Diamond Bandeau), the Duke and Duchess of Brabant (wearing her Laurel Wreath Tiara), Princess Astrid (in the Savoy-Aosta Tiara) and Prince Lorenz, Prince Laurent and Princess Claire (wearing her Wedding Tiara), Queen Beatrix (in the Württemberg Ornate Pearl Tiara), The Prince of Orange and Princess Máxima (wearing the Diamond Star Tiara), Prince Constantijn and Princess Laurentien (in the Pearl Tiara), Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Theresa (wearing the Aquamarine Bandeau Tiara), Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Queen Sofia (in the Cartier Diamond and Pearl Tiara), the Prince of Asturias and Letizia Ortiz, Infanta Elena (wearing the Marichalar Tiara), Infanta Cristina (in the Spanish Floral Tiara), Prince Kardam and Princess Miriam of Bulgaria, Crown Prince Naruhito of Japan, Prince Albert of Monaco, Princess Caroline (wearing the Brunswick Tiara) and Prince Ernst August of Hanover, the Earl and Countess of Wessex (in her Wedding Tiara), Empress Farah of Iran, the Prince and Princess of Savoy (wearing Queen Margherita’s Musy Tiara), Crown Prince Alexander and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia (in her Small Tiara), Archduchess Francesca von Habsburg (in the Emerald Laurel Wreath Tiara), the Duke and Duchess of Braganza (in the Diamond Bandeau Tiara), and the Duke and Duchess of Castro (wearing the Ancona Tiara).
Crown Prince Frederik wore the dress uniform of the Royal Danish Navy with the Sash and Star of the Order of the Elephant and the Neck Badge and Star of the Order of the Dannebrog. Crown Princess Mary wore an Uffe Frank gown of ivory duchess satin lined with silk organza with her Wedding Tiara (a gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik) and Marianne Dulong South Sea Pearl Earrings.