Wedding Ball of Prince Juan Carlos of Spain and Princess Sophia of Greece, 1962

Two nights before the Wedding of Prince (later King) Juan Carlos and Princess Sophia of GreeceKing Paul and Queen Frederica of Greece (likely wearing Queen Sophie’s Diamond Tiara) hosted the first of two Balls at the Royal Palace of Athens on this day in 1962, though unlike the Ball held the following evening, the first Ball was a private event and only a few guests were photographed departing the Hotel Grand Bretagne,

Royal Dinner at the Hotel Grande Bretagne | Wedding Ball | Wedding Ball at the Royal Palace fo Athens | Royal Party on ‘Cape St. Vincent’ | Wedding of Prince Juan Carlos of Spain and Princess Sophia of Greece

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Among those guests were Queen Marie José of Italy (wearing Queen Margherita’s Musy Tiara) with the Prince of Naples, Princess Maria Gabriella (in her Pearl and Diamond Tiara), and Princess Maria Beatrice (in the Savoy-Aosta Tiara), King Michael and Queen Anne of Romania with Princess Margaret of Denmark and Bourbon-Parma, Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace of Monaco (wearing her Diamond Tiara and Cartier Diamond Necklace), Infanta Beatriz, Princess of Civitella-Cesi (wearing Queen Victoria Eugenie’s Aquamarine Parure), Infanta María Cristina, Countess of Marone (in Queen Ena’s Chaumet Tiara), the Count and Countess of Paris (wearing the Orléans Sapphire Parure), the Hereditary Duke and Hereditary Duchess of Württemberg (in the Ruby Tiara and Parure), Princess Claude (in the Countess of Paris’ Action Française Tiara) and Princess Anne d’Orleans (wearing the Coty Emerald Tiara), and the Duchess of Alba (wearing the ‘La Rusa’ Tiara).

Royal Dinner at the Hotel Grande Bretagne | Wedding Ball | Wedding Ball at the Royal Palace fo Athens | Royal Party on ‘Cape St. Vincent’ | Wedding of Prince Juan Carlos of Spain and Princess Sophia of Greece

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