Princess Märtha Louise of Norway married author Ari Behn at Nidaros Cathedral in Trondheim on this day in 2002. The couple have three daughters and got divorced in 2016. Today we are taking a look at their wedding, which was the last royal wedding, to date, in Norway-
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The Wedding Service took place at the Nidaros Cathedral, and was followed by a carriage ride through the streets of Trondheim, and ended with a Balcony Appearance and Banquet at the Stiftsgården. In the evening, the bridal couple and their guests viewed the fireworks from the steps of the Palace.
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Royal attendees included King Harald and Queen Sonja (wearing Queen Josefina’s Diamond Tiara), Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit (in the Diamond Daisy Bandeau), Princess Astrid (wearing the Vifte Tiara), Princess Ragnhild (in the Pearl Circle Tiara), Queen Margrethe of Denmark (in the Baden Palmette Tiara), Crown Princess Victoria (wearing the Napoleonic Amethyst Tiara), Prince Carl Philip, Princess Madeline (in the Aquamarine Bandeau), and Princess Christina of Sweden (wearing her Small Tiara), the Prince and Princess of Orange (in the Diamond Star Tiara), Crown Prince Felipe of Spain, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume, Prince Guillaume, and Princess Sibylla of Luxembourg (wearing the Belgian Scroll Tiara), the Earl and Countess of Wessex (in her Wedding Tiara), Prince Nikolaus of Greece, Archduke Lorenz and Princess Astrid of Belgium (in the Savoy-Aosta Tiara), and Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (wearing Princess Benedikte’s Floral Tiara).
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Princess Märtha Louise of Norway wore a off-white duchesse satin Wenche Lyche gown with Queen Maud’s Pearl Tiara. Ari Behn wore White Tie.
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Well, this is a sad memory. 🙁 I thought that they would make it since they’re both so quirky, you know? Plus he didn’t get a title nor did they perform royals duties as a couple, so the pressure couldn’t have been too harsh. I had never seen her wedding dress without the overcoat and I can see why. I have never seen anything more plain in a royal bride! You know, I just realized that for about 10 years or so the embroidered overcoat was very popular with royal brides. Queen Mathilde, the Countess of Wessex, Queen Letizia, and of course Princess Martha Louise, all embraced the style.