We’re wrapping up our sparkling spotlight tribute to the royal brides of July today with a look back at the jewels worn by Marie-Chantal Miller for her wedding to Crown Prince Pavlos.
Crown Prince Pavlos, son of the former King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, married the British-born heiress Marie-Chantal Miller in London on July 1, 1995. The couple’s wedding ceremony was held at St. Sophia’s Cathedral, with a reception afterward at Hampton Court Palace.
Outside the palace ahead of the party, they posed for photographs with their parents and Pavlos’s grandmother, Queen Ingrid of Denmark. You’ll note that Queen Ingrid is wearing the Diamond Daisy Brooch, which she wore on her own wedding day in 1935, and Queen Anne-Marie is wearing the same diamond cross pendant that she wore for her royal wedding in 1964.
Marie-Chantal wore a glamorous wedding gown made of ivory silk and lace. The dress was designed by Valentino, and it reportedly took four months to make.
The dress featured a dramatic 14-foot train. Marie-Chantal’s cathedral-length lace veil trailed along the gown’s train as well.
Marie-Chantal anchored her wedding veil with an heirloom jewel loaned by her new mother-in-law, Queen Anne-Marie. The Antique Corsage Tiara was Anne-Marie’s 18th birthday present from her parents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark, in August 1964. The tiara was constructed by repurposing a diamond and pearl corsage ornament that Ingrid had inherited from her grandmother, Queen Victoria of Sweden.
Wearing the diamond and pearl tiara has become something of a wedding tradition for the brides of King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie’s sons. Marie-Chantal was the first of their daughters-in-law to wear the tiara on her wedding day, with Tatiana Blatnik and Nina Flohr following suit in 2010 and 2021.
Marie-Chantal’s bridal jewelry look was completed with a pair of classic diamond drop earrings. Twenty-seven years and five children later, Pavlos and Marie-Chantal’s relationship is still going strong.
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