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Esmerelda 01-28-2011 12:40 PM

Queen Elizabeth II was 21, Prince Philip was 26.

Iluvbertie 01-28-2011 08:16 PM

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Originally Posted by QUEENECE29 (Post 896900)
Princess Diana of Wales was 19, Prince Charles was 32


Diana was 19 when she got engaged but was 20 when she married.

nascarlucy 01-29-2011 11:16 AM

Both Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson were 26 years old when they got married.

Princess Victoria was 33 years old and Prince Daniel was 37 years old when they got married.

Leslie2006 03-10-2011 01:29 PM

Actually, Victoria hadn't turned 33 yet, so she was 32; Daniel was 36. (His birthday is in September).

Carl XVI Gustaf was 30; Silvia was 31.

Denmark
Crown Princess Mary was 32; Crown Prince Frederik was 35.
Prince Joachim was 26; Alexandra was 31.
For his second marriage, Prince Joachim was 38; Princess Marie was 32.

Holland
Prince of Orange was 34; Maxima was 31.
Prince Johan-Friso was 35; Mabel was also 35.
Prince Constantijn was 32; Laurentein was 34.
(then) Princess Beatrix was 28; Claus was 39.

Britain
Princess Anne was 23; Captain Mark Phillips was 25.
For her second marriage, Princess Anne was 42; Tim Laurence was 37.
Peter Phillips was 31; Autumn Kelly was 30.
(then) Princess Elizabeth was 21; Prince Philip was 26.

paola 03-10-2011 02:41 PM

King Albert and Queen Paola of Belgium were rather young when they married. Queen Paola was 21, almost 22, and King Albert was just 25.

Ofelia 04-13-2011 06:45 AM

According to Wikipedia, King Baudouin was 30 and Queen Fabiola 32.

IloveCP 04-18-2011 04:50 AM

It looks like all of the CPs were "old brides"(over 30)minus Mette Marit and Mathilde.But I understand Victoria took her time to get married because she thought about Daniel.Among lots of reasons,he was fully aware that he couldnt work when he married.Im pretty sure he loves his job so he wanted to enjoy the last years of his job.

Leslie2006 04-20-2011 02:57 PM

Denmark
(then) Princess Margrethe was 36; Henri was 41.
Princess Ingrid was 25; Frederik IX was 36.
Christian X was 28; Alexandrine was 18.

Norway
Maud was 26; Haakon (Carl) was 23.
Olav V was 26; Martha was 27 (a week shy of her 28th birthday).
Harald V and Sonia were both 31.

Britain

(then) Prince George was 28; Mary was 26. (George V and Queen Mary)
(then) Prince Edward was 21; Princess Alexandra was 18. (Edward VII and Queen Alexandra)
Victoria, Princess Royal was 17; Prince Friedrich of Prussia was 26.

Lenora 04-20-2011 03:06 PM

It's interesting to me ,were any princes at the time of their first marriage in their fifties?The only I know is Prince Albert of Monaco who is due to marry soon

Leslie2006 04-20-2011 03:17 PM

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Originally Posted by Lenora (Post 1235486)
It's interesting to me ,were any princes at the time of their first marriage in their fifties?The only I know is Prince Albert of Monaco who is due to marry soon

King William III of the Netherlands was 61 when he married Emma of Waldeck Pyrmont; they're the parents of Queen Wilhelmina. Emma was the king's second wife. His first wife, Sophie of Wurttemburg died after giving him 3 sons, all of whom didn't survive to adulthood. He was 22 when he married Sophie.

MAfan 04-20-2011 04:59 PM

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Originally Posted by Leslie2006 (Post 1235479)
Denmark
(then) Princess Margrethe was 36; Henri was 41.

Queen Margrethe was 27 when she married to Prince Henrik, and he was almost 33 (he turned 33 the day after the marriage).

nascarlucy 04-20-2011 07:36 PM

Late 20's to Early 30's seems to be the norm for marriage.

Meraude 08-10-2011 04:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Lenora (Post 1235486)
It's interesting to me ,were any princes at the time of their first marriage in their fifties?The only I know is Prince Albert of Monaco who is due to marry soon

Prince Bertil of Sweden was 64 years old when he married Lilian Craig, who was 61 years old, his first and her second marriage on December 7, 1976. They had met in 1943 and lived together since 1946.

MAfan 08-10-2011 05:03 PM

Dom Duarte Pio, the Duke of Braganša, was 50 when he married to the 29-y-o Isabel de Heredia in 1995.

nascarlucy 08-10-2011 08:10 PM

Prince Bertil waited a long time to marry 30 years. Was it because Lillian wasn't royal or royal enough?

COUNTESS 08-10-2011 08:32 PM

She was divorced and she wasn't royal. He waited until his nephew, the King, married Sylvia and had children, as he was the heir. Bertil and Lillian are a true love story. Very beautiful.

wanderer11220 08-10-2011 09:22 PM

Teresa of the Two Sicilies was 21 when she married Emperor Pedro II of Brazil in 1843. He was 17, and she was considered an old maid!

Rhys82192 08-10-2011 09:36 PM

King Bhumibol Adulyadej was 22 years old (he turned 23 later on December 5) when he married to Queen Sirikit, who was then aged 17 (she turned 18 later on August 12), on April 28, 1950.

Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg was 25 years old (he turned 26 later on April 16) when he married Grand Duchess Maria Teresa, who was then aged 24 (she turned 25 later on March 22), on February 14, 1981.

Crown Prince Cyrus Reza Pahlavi of Iran was 25 years old (he turned 26 later on October 31) when he married Princess Yasmine Pahlavi (Etemad-Amini), who was then aged 17 (she turned 18 later on July 26), on June 12, 1986.

Biri 08-11-2011 04:38 AM

Newlyweds: Zara is 30 and Michael 32 (he will turn 33 in October)

CyrilVladisla 04-27-2014 09:11 PM

Prince William of Great Britain was 28.
Catherine Middleton was 29.


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