On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Their Royal Highnesses The Earl and Countess of Wessex attended the Big Lunch Street Party held on The Long Walk near Windsor Castle in Windsor.
On Sunday, June 5, 2022, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II made a surprise appearance on the balcony at Buckingham Palace as the Platinum Jubilee Celebration weekend comes to a close.
Accompanying Her Majesty were Their Royal Highnesses The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall, Their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, His Royal Highness Prince George of Cambridge, Her Royal Highness Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, and His Royal Highness Prince Louis of Cambridge.
On the morning of Sunday, June 5, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco accompanied by His Serene Highness Hereditary Prince Jacques, Her Serene Highness Princess Gabriella of Monaco, and Mr. Gaerth Wittstock attended the 2022 Riviera Water Bike Challenge in the port of Monaco.
Organized by the Fondation Princesse Charlene de Monaco, the 2022 Riviera Water Bike Challenge forms teams of 5 for a race in the port of Monaco to raise funds for drowning prevention. These funds will finance the “Swim for Safety” project in Sri Lanka, to teach swimming and water safety to disadvantaged children.
This water bike race will see teams compete in relay over 23 laps, on a course of around 25 kilometers.
On the late afternoon of Saturday, June 4, 2022, His Serene Highness Prince Gustav of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg and Miss Carina Lynn Axelsson held their religious wedding ceremony inside the private chapel at Schloss Berleburg. The day before, the couple exchanged vows during their civil marriage ceremony held inside the Orangerie behind Schloss Berleburg.
The bride wore a custom bridal gown and veil by Danish designer, Ms. Birgit Hallstein. His Royal Highness Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark served as the Best Man. Her Royal Highness Crown Princess Mary of Denmark was the Maid of Honor.
In an interview with the Danish magazine, Billed Bladet, prior to the wedding, the bride noted that she made the altar cloth for the religious wedding ceremony:
“I have made a new altar cloth. A beautiful tablecloth adorned with embroidery, which I found a few years ago and which Prince Gustav’s grandmother, Princess Margareta, had intended to be used for the altar. I found them in a box with a small note attached stating that one day they could be used for an altar cloth. I followed the instructions and did exactly as she wanted it done, according to the drawings.”
The eighty guests attended Saturday’s religious wedding ceremony including Her Royal Highness Princess Benedikte of Denmark, Her Serene Highness Princess Alexandra of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg, Countess Ahlefeldt-Laurvig-Bille, Count Richard von Pfel un Klein-Ellguth, Countess Ingrid Alexandra von Pfeil und Klein-Ellguth, Their Royal Highnesses Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary of Denmark, Their Royal Highnesses Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark, Their Highnesses Hereditary Prince Hubertus and Hereditary Princess Kelly of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Baron Otto and Baroness Helle Reedtz-Thott, Her Highness Hereditary Princess Cleopatra of Oettingen-Oettingen and Oettingen-Spielberg and her husband, Ms. Ellen Hillingsø and her husband, Mr. Christoffer Castenskiold, Mr. and Mrs. Jens Hillingsø, Mr. and Mrs. Erik Axelsson, Ms. Liselotte Axelsson to name a few. Unfortunately, Miss Axelsson’s parents, Bertil and Alicia Axelsson, did not attend today’s wedding ceremony.
Upon her marriage to Prince Gustav, Miss Carina Axelsson will now be known as Carina, Princess of Sayn-Wittgenstein-Berleburg.
Congrats to the couple!
Photos courtesy of Ms. Sophia Noelle/Wedding Novelle/Danish Royal Court