So, here we are… again. Here are numbers 6 and 5. :)
6.) Nikolaos and Tatiana’s Big Fat Hot Mess Greek Wedding.
Good heavens… where do I begin. LOL. This wedding was one big old hot mess. From the screaming and uncontrollable Greek royal watchers, to the lack of tight security, sweaty royal guests, slutty Paris Hiltonesque bridesmaids (dressed as Mermaids), a smug soon-to-be Princess with a slightly torn veil, and a too tanned orange- looking groom with new giant chicklet veneers. This wedding had it all! And, boy was it fun to watch!!
Royal guests who attended:
- Spanish royal family (sans the amazing King Juan Carlos)
- Danish royal family (sans Crown Prince Frederik)
- Norwegian royal family (sans the King, Queen, and Crown Princess Mette-Marit)
- Princely family of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg (including the non-Princess Carina Axelsson who left the pre-wedding dinner party with Prince Carl Phillip of Sweden at 2am. Prince Gustav was no where to be found. SCANDAL!)
- Swedish royal family (sans the King and Queen)
- Empress Farah Pahlavi
- Minor royals as well as nobles
- Of course, the Greek royal family
Events this bad only happen every so often, and I’m glad I had a chance to view it as it happened.
Source and photos courtesy of Gossip-tv.gr, Billed Bladet, Zimbio.com by Chris Jackson/Getty Images, and Svensk Damtidning.
5.) HM Queen Margrethe of Denmark’s 70th Birthday Extravaganza!
This year Her Majesty Queen Margrethe of Denmark turned 70 years old, and to celebrate her birthday the Queen threw a lavish three day birthday celebration. To say that these events were regal is an understatement. All in all, the extravagant celebrations were just what royal watchers around the world waited for this year (along with the Swedish royal wedding.)
Events included a Gala dinner at Christianborg Palace, Gala concert, balcony wave from Amalienborg Palace in Copenhagen, a 6am birthday sing-a-long at Fredensborg Palace, and another private gala dinner at Fredensborg Palace outside of Copenhagen. Yeah, it was a bit much, but what ever. Attendees included Kings and Queens from a majority of royal houses in Europe, heirs to various thrones, non-reigning royals, Princely houses, nobles, politicians, and commoners.
Here are some photos from the gala concert in Copenhagen.
Queen Margrethe\’s Birthday at Fredensborg: Morning Sing-A-Long
Queen Margrethe\’s Birthday at Fredensborg: Arrivals
Private Dinner at Fredensborg for Queen Margrethe\’s Birthday
Queen Margrethe\’s Birthday: Gala Concert Arrivals
Queen Margrethe\’s Birthday: Gala Concert
Queen Margrethe\’s Birthday: Gala Concert Intermission
Source and Photos courtesy of Zimbio.com by Schiller Graphics/Getty Images Europe, Billed Bladet, Svensk Damtidning, Fyens.dk by KHAN TARIQ MIKKEL/POLFOTO, Julien M. Hekimian/Getty Images, DayLife by REUTERS/Bob Strong.
Videos courtesy of DRF Gardern and Eurgus via You Tube .