Princess Alexandra Sayn-Wittingstein-Burleburg

The tiara is a Danish family heirloom.
Worn by her aunt Margarethe and Anne
Marie, also by her mother Benedikte. Later
to be worn by cousin Alexia of Greece. It
was a wedding present to her great-
grandmother the Princess Margaret of
Connaught from the Khedive of Egypt.
The veil was made with designs of small
bows, lilies and lilies-of-the-valley.
It too was a wedding present to Princess
Margaret of Connaught from the Irish lace
makers. Both have become family wedding
heirlooms for female decendants of the
late Queen Ingrid (born a princess of Sweden).
Princess Alexandra wore a dress of white
silk. Most likely the work of the danish
court designer. With a high neckline,
and ¾ length bell sleeves. Each sleeve
had two bells made from the same silk. ?
The top bell had a swirl motif around
the arm, more than likely made from lace.

The dress was fitted in the chest area,
and also around the waist. The skirt was
a double layer bell shaped skirt. With the
top layer portraying the same swirl motif
located on the sleeves.

The Princess’ train was about as long as
her beautiful veil. The train which was
around 3-4 meters long was attached at
the shoulders of her dress.