Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Frederik returns to Denmark with his bride

May 26, 1935

More than one hundred thousand Danes and Swedes welcomed the newly married Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Ingrid of Denmark, when they arrived on board the Danish royal yacht, Dannebrog, this afternoon, reported the New York Times.

There were "four salutes of twenty-one guns" as the couple "rowed ashore to drive through cheering crowds to the Amalienborg Castle in an open carriage."

After arriving at the castle, the  Crown Prince and Crown Princess appeared on the balcony, and waved to the "immense crowd in the square within the castle walls."

This reception far exceeds anything I expected," Frederik told the crowd.  "I am ever so grateful to everyone. Let my first act, after having carried my bride home,  to toast our country.

The crowd sang the Danish and Swedish national anthems.  King Christian X and Queen Alexandrine joined the young couple on the balcony.

Fireworks appeared in the sky throughout the city.  This evening, the foreign diplomatic corps attended a dinner given by the king and queen in honor of the newlyweds.

Crown Prince Frederik married Princess Ingrid of Sweden on May 24th in Stockholm. 

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