On October 7, European royals traveled to Belgrade, Serbia to witness the marriage of Prince Philip (son of on of HRH Prince Alexander of Serbia and HRH Princess Maria da Gloria of Orleans Bragança) and Danica Marinkovic at Cathedral Church of St. Michael the Archangel. Their wedding was the first Serbian royal wedding since 1922 which made it special not only to the couple, but to the country as a whole. The couple selected the Belgrade Cathedral to honor Philip’s great grandparents King Alexander and Queen Maria of Yugoslavia.
The groom’s “godfather” (best man) was his older twin brother, Prince Peter, and the bride’s “godmother” (maid of honor) was Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden. Other royal guests included: Queen Sofía of Spain, Princess Maria da Glória, the Duchess of Segorbe, and Prince Guillaume and Princess Sibilla of Luxembourg.
Serbia — which was part of the former Yugoslavia — is now a republic, but its royal family has lived in Belgrade’s Royal Palace since 2001. The Serbian royal family has experienced assassinations, exiles and tragic marriages. Read here about King Alexander I (groom’s great-grandfather) and here about King Peter II (groom’s grandfather). Let’s leave sad histories behind and enjoy images of this joyful royal wedding.