The royal bride of the week was born as Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark on 30 August 1946 at Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen. The Princess was the third and last daughter of King Frederick IX (then Crown Prince of Denmark) and Queen Ingrid (then Crown Princess).Embed from Getty Images
King Frederick IX, Queen Ingrid and daughters Princess Margrethe, Princess Benedikte and Princess Anne-Marie.
Anne-Marie met her future husband, Crown Prince Constantine of Greece in 1959 when she was thirteen years old.
Constantine of Greece was born on 2 June 1940 at the Psychiko Palace. He was the second child and only son of King Paul (then Crown Prince) and his wife Queen Federica (née Princess of Hanover).Embed from Getty Images
In 1961, Constantine declared to his parents his intention to marry Anne-Marie. They met in 1962 at the wedding of Princess Sofia of Greece and Denmark to Prince Juan Carlos of Spain at which Anne Marie was a bridesmaid.
The Official Royal Engagement between Crown Prince Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark was announced on January 26, 1963.Embed from Getty Images
King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Princess Anne-Marie Crown Prince Constantine, King Paul And Queen Frederika of Greece.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Princess Anne Marie of Denmark and Crown Prince Constantine of Greece.Embed from Getty Images
Constantine ascended the throne after the death of his father King Paul in March 1964. Princess Anne-Marie converted from Lutheranism to the Greek Orthodox Church.Embed from Getty Images
King Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne Marie with her parents, the King and Queen of Denmark, at a farewell dinner prior to their marriage, Fredensborg Palace on September 10, 1964.
Wedding of Princess Anne Marie of Denmark
Anne-Marie and Constantine were married on 18 September 1964 in the Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation, popularly known as the “Mētrópolis”, the cathedral church of the Archbishopric of Athens and all Greece.
Princess Anne Marie walked into Cathedral on the arm of her father King Frederick IX of Denmark. The Princess had just turned eighteen two weeks earlier.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
Royals around the world traveled to Athens for the ceremony, the guests included King Baudouin and Queen Fabiola of the Belgians, Queen Juliana and Prince Bernard of the Netherlands, King Olav V of Norway, Crown Prince Harald of Norway, King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, Charles, Prince of Wales, Anne, Princess Royal (as bridesmaid) among others.
The bride wore a beautiful wedding gown by Danish designer Jørgen Bender. The Princess chose a timeless, classic and elegant empire waist gown with three-quarter sleeves and wide neckline for her royal bride look.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
For her wedding tiara Anne Marie chose the Khedive of Egypt. Queen Ingrid of Denmark (Anne Marie’s mother) had inherited the tiara from her mother, Princess Margaret of Connaught. The three daughters of Queen Ingrid wore the tiara on their wedding day.Embed from Getty Images
Anne Marie complemented her look with a necklace with crucifix pendant and the Irish lace veil that Princess Margaret of Connaught (Anne Marie’s grandmother) received as a wedding gift in 1905.
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King Constantine and Queen Anne-Marie at the head of their wedding procession in Athens, where the jubilant crowd rains coloured papers on them.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
The King and Queen of the Hellenes have five children: Princess Alexia (born 1965), Crown Prince Pavlos (born 1967), Prince Nikolaos (born 1969), Princess Theodora (born 1983) and Prince Philippos (born).Embed from Getty Images
The christening of Princess Alexia of Greece and Denmark in 1965.
They reigned as the King and the Queen of Greece, from 1964 until the abolition of the monarchy in 1973.Embed from Getty Images
The christening of Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark in London in 1986.Embed from Getty Images Embed from Getty Images
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