Prince Joachim of Denmark married Marie Cavallier in Møgeltønder Church in South Jutland on 24 May 2008.

Video: YouTube/Det Danske Kongeshus/DR

Former Royal confessor Bishop Erik Norman Svendsen conducted the wedding service which commenced at 5.00 pm, shortly after the bride arrived with her father, retired advertising agency partner Alain Cavallier.

Prince Joachim wore his infantry’s gala uniform with his decorations including the Knight of the Order of the Elephant and the Reserve Officers’ Association in the Danish Badge of Honour.

Ms Cavallier wore an off-white haute couture gown designed by David Arasa and Claudio from the Spanish-Italian fashion house Arasa Morelli.

The wedding dress was made from 19th Century-inspired Calais lace with floral motifs in French embroidery and lined with ivory rope-woven silk taffeta from the Buche silk weaving mill in the Loire Valley.

Queen Margrethe provided the tiara, which had been a gift from her parents, King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid, which held the veil in place.

The tulle veil was edged with lace and Ms Cavallier wore diamond earrings from Geneva

Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette-Marit, Princess Märtha Louise, and her former husband, Ari Behn from Norway and Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden were among the many guests at the wedding.

A private wedding dinner was held at Schackenborg Castle following the service.

The bride, a French citizen and a Roman Catholic, converted to the Lutheran faith and became a Danish citizen.

The Royal Danish Court had formally announced their engagement on 3 October 2007.

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie celebrated their copper wedding anniversary on Tuesday, 24 November 2020.

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