Tuesday, April 30, 2019

A Look Back: Balkan Royals Interviewed When The Cambridges Wed in 2011

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in 2011 after their wedding

Yesterday, 29 April, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge (née Catherine Middleton) celebrated eight years of marriage: The Queen made the Duchess of Cambridge a Dame Grand Cross of the Royal Victorian Order on the occasion of the anniversary. The Duke and Duchess were married on 29 April 2011 at Westminster Abbey. Since then, they have become the parents of three children: Prince George (b.2013), Princess Charlotte (b.2015), and Prince Louis (b.2018).

When the Cambridges married eight years ago, a series of interviews were given by their relatives. Some of the most interesting of these were given by members of the Greek and Serbian royal families. The King and Queen of Greece, the Crown Prince of Serbia, and his cousin Princess Elizabeth (Elisaveta) were all guests at the Cambridge wedding.

One of the most fascinating interviews was granted by King Constantine II and Queen Anne-Marie of the Hellenes. The couple recounted their close connections to the British royal family, as well as their hopes for the couple. The king is the godfather of the Duke of Cambridge, and the Duke of Cambridge is the godfather of Prince Constantine-Alexios, the royal couple's grandson. King Constantine and the Duke of Cambridge are second cousins once removed through their mutual descent from King George I of Greece and his wife Queen Olga (née Russia). Queen Anne-Marie and the Duke of Cambridge are third cousins once removed through their mutual descent from King Christian IX of Denmark and his wife Queen Louise (née Hesse-Kassel).





Another interview of note took place with Crown Prince Alexander II of Serbia. The crown prince is the godson of The Queen. Crown Prince Alexander and the Duke of Cambridge are third cousins through their mutual descent from King George I of Greece and his wife Queen Olga (née Russia).


Princess Elizabeth of Yugoslavia also gave her insight into this happy event in the British royal family. The princess is a close friend of the Prince of Wales. Princess Elizabeth and the Duke of Cambridge are second cousins once removed through their mutual descent from King George I of Greece and his wife Queen Olga (née Russia).

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