June 10, 1967
Queen Margrethe and her husband, Prince Henrik, have proved to be quite the dynamic duo through the years; a creative, if eccentric, double team for Denmark. But they almost never met. The future Queen of Denmark and the French diplomat were both invited to a dinner party in London while the princess was studying there. He considered cancelling when he heard she'd be there; he assumed she'd be quite the bore. Needless to say, he went anyway, and found her fascinating. Margrethe didn't fall in love that night but when she eventually did, she fell hard.
|The couple at the press conference announcing their engagement, and Margrethe's ring|
|The gown without the lace, which was removed for use by other brides|
Irish lace veil was and is worn by many family members, and her use of the Khedive of Egypt Tiara (another of Margaret's wedding gifts) helped solidify it as the traditional family wedding tiara.
The entire wedding broadcast is available starting here and in further parts below the first video.
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Photos: Polfoto/The Royal Forums