Marie Chantal Wedding
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ROYAL BRIDE: PRINCESS MARIE-CHANTAL OF GREECE

The bride Marie-Chantal Miller was born 17 September 1968 in London, England, as the second daughter of Robert Warren Miller, an American-born British businessman, and his wife María Clara “Chantal” Pesantes Becerra, an Ecuadorian.

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Marie-Chantal became engaged to Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, the eldest son and second child of Constantine II, the last King of Greece from 1964 to 1973 and his wife, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece, Princess of Denmark on 11 January 1995.

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The groom’s parents, King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie, officially announced the engagement from their residence in London.



The royal wedding of Crown Prince Pavlos and Marie-Chantal Miller took place on 1 July 1995 at Saint Sophia’s Cathedral, a Greek Orthodox church in the Bayswater area of London, England.

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Crown Prince Pavlos arrived at Saint Sophia Cathedral accompanied by his father King Constantine.

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The wedding was planned by Lady Elizabeth Anson and American event planner Robert Isabell. The event included elements from the Greek culture, including a traditional Greek dance troup thay provided the guard of honour for the wedding.

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King Constantine greeted well-wishers upon his arrival.

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Well-wishers with Greek flags.

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King Constantine gave Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II a warm welcome to the wedding. The Queen, who is one of the illustrious royal guests, was accompanied by Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh and The Prince of Wales.

The wedding of Pavlos and Marie-Chantal brought together the largest gathering of royalty in London since Queen Elizabeth II (then Princess Elizabeth) married Prince Philip in 1947.



Beautiful Marie-Chantal arrived at Saint Sophia with his father Robert Warren Miller.

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The wedding ceremony, hosted by Marie-Chantal’s father, reportedly cost US$1.5 million and was attended by over 1,300 guests, 450 seated within the cathedral and another 850 guests, including the Queen Mother, seated at Hampton Court Palace where the ceremony was broadcast via satellite.

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For her wedding Marie-Chantal wore a stunning Valentino gown, a pearl-encrusted ivory silk dress with a tulip-shaped front and 4.5 meter Chantilly lace train.

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Marie-Chantal also wore The Diamond and Pearl Fringe Tiara lent to her by Pavlos’s mother, Queen Anne-Marie of Greece.

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The bride received a kiss from her father in law King Constatine.

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Lasting more than one hour, the wedding ceremony was conducted in the Greek language and was led by Gregorios Theocharous, Archbishop of the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of Thyateira and Great Britain.

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Pavlos and his groomen, The Prince of Asturias (now King Felipe VI of Spain) and Prince Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark (brother of Prince Pavlos) wore hand-tailored suits by Italian menswear couture house Brioni of Rome.

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The newlyweds Princess Marie-Chantal and Prince Pavlos posed with family and guest in front of The Cathedral.

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Marie-Chantal and Pavlos with King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie.

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The newlyweds with Princess Marie-Chantal’s parents Robert Warren Miller and María Clara “Chantal” Pesantes Becerra.

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Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Edinburgh, Queen Noor and (late) King Hussein of Jordan leave Saint Sophia Cathedral after the wedding.

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After the wedding ceremony, Princess Marie-Chantal’s parents hosted an afternoon luncheon reception at Hampton Court Palace, a royal palace in the borough of Richmond upon Thames.

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The bridesmaids were:

  • Princess Theodora of Greece and Denmark (sister of Prince Pavlos)
  • Lady Alexandra Knatchbull
  • Marietta Chandris
  • Isabel Getty (niece of Princess Marie-Chantal)
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The pages boys were:

  • Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark (little brother of Prince Pavlos)
  • Anthony Chandris
  • Sebastian Flick
  • Christian Robbs
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Queen Ingrid of Denmark grandmother of Prince Pavlos was present at the wedding. From left to right Queen Ingrid of Denmark (mother of Queen Anne-Marie), King Constantine, Queen Anne-Marie, Prince Pavlos, Princess Marie Chantal, Robert Warren Miller and Maria Clara “Chantal” Pesantes Becerra.

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Royal Guests at The Wedding of Princess Marie-Chantal and Prince Pavlos

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Charles, Prince of Wales and Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.

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King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain and Queen Noor and King Hussein of Jordan.

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The Prince of Asturias (now King Felipe VI of Spain)

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Grand Duchess Maria Teresa andn Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg.

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Infanta Elena of Spain and ex-husband Jaime de Marichalar.

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Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, Queen Margrethe of Denmark, Prince Willem-Alexander (now King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands) and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark.

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(Late) Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte and (late) Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Queen Silvia and King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden.

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Princess Yasmine and Prince Reza Pahlavi and Empress Farah Diba.

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The Aga Khan also known as Prince Shāh Karim al-Husayni, Princess Sarvath El Hassan and Prince Hassan bin Talal of Jordan.



The wedding dress of Princess Marie-Chantal of Greece from 1995 was displayed at the ‘Valentino: Master of Couture’ exhibition at Somerset House on November 28, 2012 in London, United Kingdom. Celebrating the life and work of the Italian master couturier.

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