Princess Benedikte & Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg: 1968
Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg got married on February 3, 1968 at the Chapel in Fredensborg Palace.
Here is a site I found:
June 3rd 1967, Princess Benedikte's official engagement portrait.
January 15th 1968, Prince Richard Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein and Princess Benedikte.
Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard Zu Sayn-Wittgenstein on their wedding day.
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The Wedding Ceremony
www.polfoto.dk & www.magnumphotos.com
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Great pictures of Benedikte and Richard's wedding Mandy and Pdas1201! :)
I have always really liked Benedikte's dress -- and the subtle usage of bows is something Mabel of the Netherlands should have taken a cue from with her own wedding dress!
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Today is Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard's ruby wedding anniversary.
Browsing through another forum, I found these great images of the couple which include many wedding photos. Enjoy!:flowers:
*Credit must be given to Marianne, Christine, and/or Stig (I noted all three because they're fighting over who posted these photos first years ago... so...:cool:)
One, two, three, four, five, six, seven, eight, and nine; my favorite photo of the couple taken when they were engaged
Finally, the guestlist:
King Frederik & Queen Ingrid of Denmark
Princess Margareta zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother
King Constantine & Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes
King Olav of Norway
King Gustaf Adolf of Sweden
Crown Princess Margrethe & Prince Henrik of Denmark
Hereditary Prince Knud and Hereditary Princess Caroline-Mathilde of Denmark
Count Ingolf & Countess Inge af Rosenborg
Prince Christian of Denmark
Princess Elisabeth of Denmark
Prince Gorm of Denmark
Count Oluf & Countess Dorrit af Rosenborg
Princess Margaretha, Princess Axel of Denmark
Prince Georg & Princess Anne of Denmark
Count Flemming & Countess Ruth af Rosenborg
Countess Alexandra af Rosenborg, Mme Vind & M. Ivar Vind
Mlle Marie-Louise Vind (Bridesmaid)
Prince Viggo, Count af Rosenborg
Captain Alexander Ramsay & Hon. Mrs Ramsay
Princess Alexia of Greece
Princess Irene of Greece
Prince Moritz & Princess Tatiana of Hesse
Prince Heinrich of Hesse
Crown Princess Beatrix & Prince Claus of the Netherlands
Crown Prince Harald of Norway
Prince Robin zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Princess Madeleine zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Hereditary Countess zu Solms-Laubach & Hereditary Count Otto zu Solms-Laubach
Countess Tatiana of Solms-Laubach (enfant d’honneur)
Countess Ariane of Solms-Laubach (enfant d’honneur)
Princess Friederike Juliane, Princess Ludwig-Ferdinand zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Prince Johann Stanislaus zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Prince Ludwig Ferdinand zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Princess Ulrike Christine zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Prince Franz & Princess Gabriele Georgine zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Prince & Princess Karl-Heinrich zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg
Prince Alexander, Prince zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
Dowager Princess Maria Anna zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn
Crown Prince Carl Gustaf of Sweden, Duke of Jämtland
Hereditary Princess Sibylla of Sweden, Duchess of Västerbotten
Princess Margaretha, Mme Ambler & Mr John Ambler
Princess Désirée, Baroness Silfverschiöld & Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld
Princess Christina of Sweden
Count Bertil Bernadotte af Wisborg
Countess Elisabeth von Bismarck
Countess Thyra zu Castell-Castell, Mme Moes & M. Karl Moes
Countess Madeleine Douglas, Mme Tengbom
Duke & Duchess d'Otrante
Count Louis & Countess Birgitta Fouché d'Otrante
Mlle Madeleine Fouché d'Otrante
Mlle Marie Fouché d'Otrante
Baroness Thérèse von Stedingk
*Credit must be given to JimBob for originally posting the guestlist.
*First Source, according to Marianne, "pics from my Danish books/special wedding books/post-cards and with some lovely scanned pics from Christiane"
WEDDING OF PRINCESS BENEDIKTE
YouTube - Wedding Benedikte of Denmark / Bryllup Benedikte af Danmark
February 3rd 1968
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random find on imageshack - this looks like it might have been taken right after they stepped out of the chapel.
I just read a funny story about two guests of this wedding:
Marianne ("Manni") zu Sayn-Wittgenstein-Sayn, a relative of the groom and an avid photographer ("Mamarazza") had no more flashlight left, so together with the Queen Mum (also an ardent photographer) she looked for a facility to recharge it and finally found one.
By doing so, the entire ballroom accidentally disappeared into darkness.
:rofl: would love to have been there to see (or not - dark!!!) this!!!:rofl:
I thought her wedding gown was very bland,even though her train was amazing.
I'm old enough to vaguely remember Princess Benedikte's wedding:whistling:. It followed some eight months after the wedding of the present Queen and Henri de Montpezat. It was more low key in relation to the general public and yet .. the fact that they married in Fredensborg Palace chapel made it more regal and refined.
I agree with a previous poster that Benedikte's wedding dress was a bit on the bland side, but IMO it reflects her style perfectly. Benedikte always had the most 'tailored' look of the three sisters, her satorial taste is ladylike and timeless. Occasionally especially her gala-dresses look so stiff and tailored as if they came from a shipyard .........:biggrin:
The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor: Wedding Wednesday: Princess Benedikte's Gown
Like I said before I think Benedikte's gown was bland. I dislike the two bows and the front panels. Though I do like her train, and her veil and tiara are just stunning. All in all, Benediktes wedding dress is my least favorite compared to her sisters gowns.
Does anyone have a video or link of the wedding? That would be incredible!
I found a short clip on youtube. Different parts and places of the wedding:
1. Princess Benedikte and Prince Richard at the airport.
2. Queen Anne-Marie arrives at the airport with Princess Alexia (happily welcomed by King Frederick and Queen Ingrid)
3. Queen Ingrid and King Frederick welcome King Gustaf Adolf at the train station
(I love Queen Ingrid, she is one of my favorites. But all her life she looked old, as old as her own father. Especially in this clip)
4. Arrival of the Queen Mother and King Konstantin
5. and the Wedding ceremony
I wish there was a complete video of the wedding, the ceremony and speeches. But this short clip is a start. Here is the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxnxRc9nEy0
Queen Anne Marie was warmly welcomed at the airport by her Parents. She and her Husband were not allowed to attend Crown Princess Margarethe's Wedding.(for political reasons)
(Source: Poul Hartling, former PM, in an interview in DR-TV's "Dronning til alle tider")
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