The current reigning royal couples of Europe and their signatures.

  • King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia of Sweden
  • King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain
  • King Harald V and Queen Sonja of Norway
  • Albert II and Charlene, Prince and Princess of Monaco
  • Hans-Adam II and Marie, Prince and Princess of Liechtenstein
  • Grand Duke Henri and Duchess Maria Theresa of Luxembourg
  • Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip of the United Kingdoms
  • Queen Margrethe II of Denmark
  • King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of The Netherlands
  • King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of Belgium

30 May 2011 | Prince Haakon of Norway, Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, Queen Sonja of Norway, Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg and Grand Duke Henri of Luxembourg attend the official welcoming ceremony at the Royal Palace on the first day of the Luxembourgian state visit in Oslo, Norway. (Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images Europe)


Sonja’s long-awaited wedding gown was a creation from Oslo clothing store Molstad. In many ways, it is a typical design of the time: the silk gown is structural yet simple, with a high round neck, a bell shaped skirt and three-quarter length bell sleeves to match. The pearl ornamentation around the cuffs of the sleeve and the neck is restrained.

A long train fastens at her shoulders and widens as it extends back to a squared edge, and her tulle veil extends the length of the train. Though Sonja would soon have some of the grandest tiaras in the Norwegian monarchy at her disposal, she crowned her veil with a white artificial floral ornament.