Duchess of Gloucester avoided royal wedding tradition followed by Queen, Kate and Meghan

Birgitte and Richard are considered stalwart members of the Royal Family, and they serve the Queen as working members of the Firm.

But their love story began decades ago in the 1960s while they were studying at Cambridge, and Prince Richard eventually married Danish-born Birgitte van Deurs Henriksen in 1972 in Barnwell, Northamptonshire.

Unlike previous royal weddings, Birgitte and Richard’s nuptials were incredibly low-key and the bride also opted to forego a key royal wedding tradition.

Birgitte opted not to wear a royal tiara, despite marrying the Queen’s cousin, and instead donned an elegant flower crown to hold her veil in place.