Prince Juan Carlos of Spain and Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark
May 14, 1962
More than 140 royals descended upon Athens in 1962 for what I can only describe as a big fat Greek royal wedding. It’s one of the last of the major royal/royal marriages: she, the eldest child of the King and Queen of Greece; he, an exiled royal who would actually get his throne back in the years to come. Juan Carlos had previously been linked to Princess Maria Gabriella of Savoy and rumors had Sophia’s name thrown together with Crown Prince Harald of Norway, but things changed between these two acquaintances when they both attended the Duke and Duchess of Kent’s wedding in 1961.
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