Sunday, 30 June 2013

The Wedding Day

14 May 2004





Guests:

Princess Nathalie von Berleburg, prince Gustav von Berleburg, princess Alexandra von Berleburg & husband count Jefferson von Pfeil und Klein-Elgutt (now divorced).


Peter & Henriette Zobel.


Maersk McKinny Møller 



Rikke Brandt & her cousin, pregnant Ellen Hillingsøe.


Carriage ride through the streets of Copenhagen.


Arrival at Fredensborg castle for the dinner and dance.

A large tent was set up for the dinner & speeches.

count Bendt Wedell & his fiancée, Pernille Korsbak Poulsen

                                                             Peter Heering

 Jane Stephens

Roger Moore

 Princess Alexandra's parents

Frederik & Mary opening the ball with the traditional Danish wedding valse. As they danced, the guests moved closer and closer towards them.


Sunday, 16 June 2013

Pre-wedding gala concert

13 May 2004

The culmination of the pre-wedding festivities was the gala concert at den konglige teater in Copenhagen. Mary appeared for the second time with the ruby parure in all its glory and in a red gown inspired on one of queen Ingrid's gowns. It was designed by Uffe Frank.

The glamorous evening was broadcast live on Danish TV2.









The gala concert was attended by the wedding guests, among them the Donaldson family and a great  number of royal guests. A dinner was offered to them afterwards by princess Benedikte on board the Dannebrog.









John Donaldson & Susan Moody


Jane Stephens, Patricia Bailey and their daughters.


Amber Petty.


Saturday, 1 June 2013

Official reception at Parliament

13 May 2004

A day before the wedding Mary Donaldson, crown prince Frederik and their families attended an official reception at the Danish Parliament in Copenhagen.

Mary wore a new suit designed by Uffe Frank, and executed by Birgit Hallstein.







 Under huge media attention Mary's hat blew off...






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Speeches were given. The Parliament gave the couple a dining table as wedding present.

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