Wedding of Queen Anne Marie and King Constantine
ROYAL BRIDES

ROYAL BRIDE: QUEEN ANNE MARIE OF GREECE

The royal bride, Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark was born 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).

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Princess Anne-Marie had two elder sisters: Princess Margrethe, the present Queen of Denmark, and Princess Benedikte, who later become Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.

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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. In 1961, Constantine declared to his parents his intention to marry Anne-Marie.

Crown Prince Constantine born on 2 June 1940 at the Psychiko Palace in Filothei-Psychiko Municipality, Attica Region, Greece. He was the second child and only son of King Paul (then Crown Prince) and his wife Queen Federica (née Princess of Hanover).

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The official engagement between Crown Prince Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark was announced on January 26, 1963.

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King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark, Princess Anne-Marie Crown Prince Constantine, King Paul And Queen Frederika of Greece.

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Princess Anne Marie of Denmark and Crown Prince Constantine of Greece.



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.

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Prior to the marriage, King Frederick IX and Queen Ingrid hosted a farewell dinner for the young couple at Fredensborg Palace on September 10, 1964.

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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 the Cathedral on the arm of her father King Frederick IX of Denmark. The Princess had just turned eighteen two weeks earlier.

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The bride wore a beautiful wedding gown by Danish designer Jørgen Bender. Anne-Marie chose a timeless, classic and elegant empire waist gown with three-quarter sleeves and wide neckline for her royal bride look.

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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.

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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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After the marriage of King Constantine and Anne-Marie, now Queen of Greece, a wedding procession took place in Athens, where the jubilant crowd rained coloured papers on newlyweds.

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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, Prince Charles of Wales and sister Princess Anne (as bridesmaid), among others.

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Princess Tatiana Radziwiłł and Crown Prince Harald of Norway.

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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 1986).

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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.

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The christening of Prince Philippos of Greece and Denmark in London in 1986.

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