Princess Martha of Sweden was a March bride
March royal brides are now rare but go back just a few decades and you'll find plenty of princes and princesses ready to say 'I do' in this blowy, showy month that bridges winter and spring. Future kings were particularly fond of finding queens in this month making these weddings some of the most regal going. Here are four historic royal brides for March.
Princess Martha of Sweden, March 21st 1929,
The marriage of this royal March bride in 1929 was about as popular an event as you could find. The lady in white was Princess Martha Sofia Louisa Dagmar Thyra of Sweden and her groom was the dashing and popular Crown Prince Olav of Norway. These cousins had fallen in love and their wedding, at Oslo Cathedral, was the first royal marriage in Norway for over three centuries. The new Crown Princess became hugely popular and a friend of Franklin D Roosevelt who helped her flee to the United States following the Nazi invasion of Norway. She made impassioned calls for the liberation of her adopted country and was even more loved when she returned after the War. But she never became Queen of Norway - Crown Princess Martha died in 1954, three years before her husband became King Olav V.