30 June 2015

Royal Flashback of the Day: June 30

It's wedding anniversary time! July 1st marks twenty years of marriage for Crown Prince Pavlos of Greece and Princess Marie-Chantal. We've talked about their wedding in the past, most recently last November, with a revisit of her ornate dress and wedding video - always a good rewatch, thanks to its plethora of royal guests. So today we're flashing back to the young couple at another wedding, that of Pavlos' cousin, Prince Joachim of Denmark, and Alexandra Manley in November 1995.
What we have here is basically a template for optimum royal glamour, I'd say. Tiara (the Antique Corsage Tiara, borrowed from Queen Anne-Marie): check. Evening coat: check. Pearls, big ones: check. Gloves: check. Prince in uniform (from the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards, where he served): check.
It's not a template we see these two replicate today, but the elegance hasn't gone anywhere. (Neither has the luxury - check the wrap below, at Joachim and Alexandra's pre-wedding dinner!)
Sidebar: I think she might be the best wearer of the Antique Corsage Tiara. We don't see her in it today - she's usually in the diamond fringe tiara, with a few exceptions - but these pictures are making me wish she'd take it for a spin again. You know, for old times' sake.

Photos: via Getty Images as indicated