Royal Guests at the Wedding of King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway

Five Kings and a Queen were among the Royal Guests and Relatives who joined the Norwegian Royal Family for the Wedding of Crown Prince Harald of Norway and Sonja Haraldsson in Oslo on this day in 1968, 55 years ago, but the Queen Mother had to pull out due to a family tragedy.

King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark (cousin, wearing the Pearl Poiré Tiara)

King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden and King Baudouin of Belgium (cousin)

Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Joséphine Charlotte of Luxembourg (cousin, in the Emerald Peacock Tiara)

Crown Princess Margrethe (wearing the Baden Palmette Tiara and Queen Alexandrine’s Sapphire Parure) and Prince Henrik of Denmark with Prince Claus of the Netherlands

Princess Margaretha of Sweden and Denmark (aunt, wearing her Diamond Floral Tiara)

Prince George (cousin) and Princess Anne (in her Diamond Tiara) and Count Axel (cousin) and Countess Ruth (wearing Princess Viggo’s Opal Tiara) as well as Countess Madeleine Bernadotte.

Princess Ragnhild (in Princess Ingeborg’s Boucheron Pearl Circle Tiara) and Princess Astrid (wearing the Vasa Tiara)

The Queen Mother was meant to be among the Royal Relatives who would have represented Britain at the Wedding but had to pull out due to the sudden death of Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, whose passing also devastated King Olav V, a cousin of her late husband, who King Olav had unsuccessfully proposed to a few years previously.

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