On this day in 2008, the Queen’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, wed Autumn Kelly in a private family ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. Sadly, after more than a decade together, Peter and Autumn are currently going their separate ways. But today, let’s take one more opportunity to look at the gorgeous royal jewels she wore on their wedding day.
Fifty-nine years ago today, a grand royal wedding was held in Athens. The bride, Princess Sophia, was the daughter of the Greek king; the groom, Infante Juan Carlos, was the son of the Spanish pretender. When the two married on May 14, 1962, few might have guessed that they would go on to reign on a restored Spanish throne for nearly four decades, or that their son would still occupy that throne today. Here’s a look at the jewels worn by Princess Sophia of Greece and Denmark—who changed her name to the Spanish spelling, Sofia, when she converted to Catholicism—on her wedding day.
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.