The happy day has come at last. At about 3:30 pm local time it became official as HRH Crown Princess Victoria and HRH Prince Daniel of Sweden became a married couple. It was an immense and colorful gathering of royalty from around the world with numerous princes, exiles and reigning monarchs on hand for the happy occasion. These included the Crown Prince and Princess of Serbia, the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg, the Crown Prince and Princess of Belgium, the Prince and Princess of Orange, the Earl and Countess of Wessex, the Prince and Princess of the Asturias, King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece, King Abdullah and Queen Rania of Jordan, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway, the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway, Prince Albert II of Monaco (and Charlene Wittstock), Prince Alois and Princess Sophie of Liechtenstein, Princess Margarita and Prince Radu of Romania, Queen Margrethe II and Prince Henrik of Denmark, Queen Sofia of Spain and Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands among others. The ceremony was fairly short but through it all the devotion of the new couple was well evident as they hardly took their eyes off each other. The King spoke as did the newly wed Crown Princess who thanked the people for giving her her new Prince. The Mad Monarchist joins all Swedes and monarchists around the world in sending heartfelt congratulations to the happy couple with best wishes for many, many years of wedded bliss!
And from down under the best wishes to the newly wed couple as well.ReplyDelete
Thanks to the internet I was fortunate to watch the whole ceremony live on the television screen. Modern technique is extraordinary and sometimes works for Monarchists. The Australian broadcasting systems did refuse to cover the royal wedding.
It was so sweet to see in the pictures how much they adore each other.ReplyDelete
The absence of so many senior Windsors seems to be causing a few stirs in Royal Circles ...Poor Edward & Sophie are always packed off to the European Weddings .ReplyDelete
True and not only weddings but "coronations" as well. I don't recall ever hearing a reason for that but it could come as rather aloof to some people when all the continental kings and queens attend such an event but the British monarch nor the heir to the throne does. Crown Prince Naruhito can come all the way from Japan but the Prince of Wales can't pop over?ReplyDelete