Today in 2004, Mary Elizabeth Donaldson attended a pre-wedding theater gala in Copenhagen. The glittering event was held the night before her wedding to Crown Prince Frederik, and the future crown princess wore one of the family’s most important suites of royal jewelry for the occasion.
Our Sparkling Spotlight shines today on an important gala appearance by a royal wedding guest. Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway wore some of the family’s grandest jewels for the Swedish royal wedding in 2010—and, in the process, may have inspired the appearance of a very popular children’s character!
Seventy years ago today, a royal wedding was held in France that united an Austrian archduke and a German princess. For supporters of the Habsburgs, the nuptials united their exiled emperor with his empress. Here’s a closer look at the jewels worn by Regina of Saxe-Meiningen for her wedding to Otto von Habsburg.