Just a few years after her own royal wedding, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway wore dazzling diamonds for the wedding of another commoner crown princess.
Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit joined his parents and sister in Copenhagen in May 2004 for the wedding of Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark and Mary Elizabeth Donaldson. The Scandinavian royals are all close cousins, so this was an extended family affair. Crown Prince Frederik had also served as Crown Prince Haakon’s best man at his own wedding in 2001.
For the ceremony, Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore diamonds with a strapless evening gown in a shade of light blue. For the church service, she wore a matching short jacket over the dress. She removed the jacket for the reception. (You can spot her without the jacket in this footage, standing behind Princess Alexandra and Princess Nathalie of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.)
With her blue ensemble, Mette-Marit wore her wedding tiara: the Diamond Daisy Bandeau. The diamond floral tiara is antique jewel, made in 1910. The piece was one of Mette-Marit’s wedding gifts from her husband’s parents, King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway.
Mette-Marit often wears the tiara flat against her head, almost like a headband. On this occasion, though, she wore the tiara tilted much more forward. She also wore a complicated hairstyle behind the simple, low-profile tiara.
With the tiara, Mette-Marit wore another of her wedding gifts: Crown Princess Martha’s Silver Wedding Earrings. As the name suggests, the diamond chandelier earrings were a silver wedding anniversary present from King Olav V to Crown Princess Martha. (They were the grandparents of Crown Prince Haakon.)
Here’s another look at the full ensemble as Haakon and Mette-Marit arrived at the cathedral in Copenhagen. He wore the sash of the Order of the Elephant, while she wore the sash of the Order of St. Olav.
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