HRH Princess Birgitta of Sweden and HSH Prince Johann Georg of Hohenzollern
May 25 & 30, 1961
Stockholm, Sweden & Sigmaringen, GermanyBirgitta was the first to marry. The pretty princess was said to have rejected a proposal from the Shah of Iran, who was on the hunt for a third wife, before accepting one from Prince Johann Georg. Birgitta and Hansi, as he is known, met while she was in Germany to polish her language skills and married in two ceremonies: one royal wedding for Sweden, and one for Germany.
|The civil wedding|
|The civil wedding (left) and religious (right)|
|The religious wedding|
HRH Princess Désirée of Sweden and Baron Niclas Silfverschiöld
June 5, 1964
Stockholm, SwedenNext to marry was Princess Désirée, whose beau was a member of the Swedish nobility. They wed in Stockholm Cathedral (Storkyrkan - recently, the location of Crown Princess Victoria's wedding). Interestingly, Désirée's wedding dress was in fact a repeat: she wore her sister Birgitta's gown.
Queen Sofia's lace veil, which has been worn by multiple Swedish royal brides. She wore the precious lace veil under another layer of veil, in simple tulle.
Which sister's take on this gown is your favorite?
Next week: the remaining two princesses.
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