Wedding of Crown Prince Leopold of Belgium and Princess Astrid of Sweden, 1926

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The Civil Wedding of Crown Prince Leopold of Belgium and Princess Astrid of Sweden in the Throne Room of the Royal Palace of Stockholm on this day in 1926, officiated by Mayor Carl Lindhagen and followed by a banquet hosted by King Gustav V.  Royal guests and relatives included King Albert and Queen Elisabeth of Belgium (in her Diamond Bandeau), Princess Marie Jose of Belgium, Prince Carl and Princess Ingeborg of Sweden (wearing her Emerald Parure Tiara), Princess Margrethe of Denmark and Princess Martha of Sweden, King Haakon VII and Crown Prince Olav of Norway,  King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine of Denmark, and Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg. The previous evening, the bride had baked a chocolate cake for her fiancee’s 25th birthday, after welcoming the Belgian Royal Family to Sweden. The couple got married in a religious ceremony in Brussels a few days later.


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