The former royal family of Greece gathered in Athens on Saturday for a special service honoring the memory of the late King Constantine II, and jewels of remembrance, especially pearls, were on display.
Queen Anne-Marie, Crown Prince Pavlos, and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal led the family party at a prayer service at the Metropolitan Cathedral in Athens on Saturday. The service, a Greek Orthodox tradition, marks 40 days since the passing of the late King Constantine II, who died in January. King Constantine’s sisters, Queen Sofia of Spain and Princess Irene, were also in attendance, as were Sofia’s daughters.
Queen Anne-Marie was joined by numerous members of her family for the service. Crown Prince Pavlos and Crown Princess Marie-Chantal attended with their eldest children, Princess Maria-Olympia, Prince Constantine-Alexios, and Prince Achileas-Andreas. Also in attendance from the family were Princess Alexia, Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana, Princess Theodora and Matthew Kumar, and Prince Philippos and Princess Nina. (We didn’t get great views of all of their jewelry, so some of them are not featured individually in this post.)
Queen Anne-Marie wore diamonds and pearls for the memorial service: earrings with diamond studs and pearl drops, plus a pearl choker necklace.
Crown Princess Marie-Chantal wore diamond drop earrings, plus a pair of small hoops in her second piercing.
Princess Alexia wore delicate pendant earrings with a gold brooch.
Princess Tatiana wore lots of pearls, including a sautoir-length necklace and a large multi-stranded bracelet.
Here’s a look at the Spanish branch of the family arriving for the service. Both of King Constantine’s sisters live in Spain. Queen Sofia and Princess Irene were joined by Sofia’s daughters, Infanta Elena and Infanta Cristina.
Queen Sofia wore layered necklaces. The lighting in the photograph makes discerning details difficult, so I’m not sure whether the largest necklace features diamonds, pearls, or metallic pendants. She’s pictured here with her great-nephew, Prince Constantine-Alexios, who wears a signet ring on his right hand.
Infanta Elena wore gold jewelry, including an equestrian-themed brooch and a necklace with an interesting central element.
Infanta Cristina wore floral earrings with layered necklaces.
And Princess Irene, as usual, wore no jewelry at all.