Unfortunately, Princess Theodora wasn’t there for the wedding of cousin Victoria :-(. I would have loved to see her, she has oopmh.

Crown Prince Pavlos couldn’t make it either, but the rest of the family as in attendance:

From left to right:
Princess Alexia, Mrs. Morales with her husband Carlos Morales; Prince Philippos, the baby of the family; Prince Nikolaos with his fiancée Tatiana Blatnik (bound to marry in September); Queen Anne Marie and King Konstantine II.

I’ve told you about the Greeks and their history before, so I’ll save that. This family is quite interesting despite of that. There’s an astonishing age gap between the first three and last two children of roundabout twenty years; Theodora was born in 1984, Philippos in 1984 and Nikolaos, the youngest of the first batch, in 1969. If they decided to have another batch of children after the first three or if Theodora was an accident and they decided not to let her grow up alone I have no idea. But it’s rather amusing, you have to admit ;-).

Poor Philippos was one of the victims of the Félix-confusion, they labelled him as Prince Félix of Luxembourg at Getty that was…confusing, at first.

This will actually be a bit more complicated.

Queen Anne Marie is wearing the Order of the Redeemer, Grand Cross. If you look closely you can see that the sash has a white border, rather than the true seraphim blue that the Order of the Seraphim is sporting. The Grand Star is pinned to her left chest; the order was established in the 19th century during the Greek War for Independence. I’m not 100% sure of the other pin she has oon the left side of her chest is another (very small) order of simple ornamentation. Anyone?

King Konstantin II is wearing the sash of the Seraphim (although not characteristically from his shoulder) and the Grand Star on his chest. Around his neck, he is wearing the Danish Order of the Dannebrog (sash and badge). I can’t see the Grand Star pinned to his chest, but I imagine it’s the one we can’t see facing the camera. Further, he is wearing the Grand Star of the Order of the Redeemer (Grand Cross). I can’t identify the last Grand Star pinned to his chest. It could, theoretically, be the Order of St. Olav, but why he should be wearing a Norwegian order to a Swedish wedding is beyond me, the other grand stars of the Greek Orders won’t fit. It might be the Order of the Elephant, but I can’t be certain and lack high quality pictures. Anyone know more?

The Greeks, as close relatives, stayed with the Danes on their (huge!) yacht; the Danes have come to Sweden for thousands of years via boat, it’s a time honoured tradition ♥ And highly convenient, too.

I still would have loved to see Theodora :-(.

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