It’s been twenty years since this wedding, which took place on August 25, 2001, in Oslo Cathedral. As most royal watchers know, the road to the ceremony was not without its bumps. Mette-Marit’s youth and young adulthood were unconventional for a royal bride (although not so unconventional for a young person of her time). Haakon was adamant that she was the one, and the rest is history.
We’ve covered the bride’s dress extensively around here, so let’s take a look at the rest of the wedding guests. It was a fine, sunny few days in Oslo and there were some great outfits on display. We’ll start you off, but please share your own favorites in the comments.
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The gala dinner Akershus Castle brought out some colorful royals.
The Earl and Countess of Wessex, representing Britain in cool blue.
The Grand Duke and Duchess of Luxembourg in their colorful best.
The then-almost-Crown Princess of the Netherlands, born to be a royal ; ).
The Swedish royals, who never disappoint at a wedding.
Daisy, in a dress that deserves a post of its own
The mother of the groom, all ruffled up!
The bride herself, following the cool blue scheme.
Ah! The wedding day itself. More gowns, just a little amped up. Also a “wear-em-if-ya-got-em” tiara day.
The family of the groom. Queen Sonja has never shied away from color. The groom’s sister wore an ensemble I have forgotten but how that happened I do not know ; ).
The beautiful parents of the bride.
The Netherlands checks in.
Dutch royalty is in the house, folks ; ).
Smile for the camera, everyone!
Shawls were definitely a thing in 2001.
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This MAY be the longest rotogravure post we have ever had. Yet there are far more photos out there of that joyful day. Please share them in the comments and let’s spread love in this world. You know you’ve been missing these big events!