Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Gala for Ingrid and Frederik's wedding



Now this is a grand gathering of royals for the wedding of Princess Ingrid of Sweden and Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark in 1935

7 comments:

Rex said...

Is that the German Crown Prince sitting on Crown Princess Cecile's left? I expected to see Louis Mountbatten prominently displaying himself somewhere! He always seems to be in any royal gathering! I see his sister Queen Louise of Sweden and the King of Sweden on the right of the photo.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Not the Crown Prince. Mountbatten was Lord Louis Mountbatten at the time - and had no connection to the Danes. He would have attended, perhaps, events in Sweden.

Eurohistory said...

This is a lovely group card. I got a copy of it several years ago, blew it up in a scanner and worked on getting all the names...it was fun to do!

Anonymous said...

Marlene, I think the German Crown Prince is standing to the right and below the tall man in the dark suit in the centre of the back row. Am I right? He and Cecile would have separated by this wouldn't they?

Regards,

Rex

Anonymous said...

Marlene, wouldn't Mountbatten have been a cousin to the bride? Her mother Princess Margaret of Connaught, Queen of Sweden, would have been a first cousin to his mother, Victoria Mountbatten wouldn't she? Also, there doesn't appear to be any of the British royals present - they would be cousins to the Danish royals wouldn't they?

Rex

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

Being a second cousin to the bride does not mean you are a close relative. In the 1930s, Lord Louis (as he was not the earl) was involved in his naval career. His sister was the Crown Princess of Sweden, but that would not give him an invite to a Danish royal wedding.

Marlene Eilers Koenig said...

The Crown Prince is in the photo, but not sitting next to Cecilie.

The British represenatives to the wedding were Prince and Princess Arthur of Connaught and Lady Patricia Ramsay. Prince Arthur and Lady Patricia were the uncle and aunt, respectively, to the bride.