Royal weddings have always been fascinating for generations. In 2018, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle captivated the world with a wedding watched by billions of global viewers.
Perhaps it’s the dress, tiaras, trains, grooms in full military attire: the pomp and pageantry, gilded carriages with thousands of onlooking guests. Or, maybe it’s just the desire to take a glimpse into a fairytale made real.
From Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, here, we take a look back at some memorable royal weddings.
1. Prince Charles And Diana Spencer
Lady Diana became famous when she became engaged to Prince Charles, the heir apparent to the British throne. However, everyone loved and revered her globally. Also, before her death, she dedicated her life to charity work and raising her two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry.
2. Prince Harry And Meghan Markle
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, after being introduced by a mutual friend they started a transatlantic courtship. They announced their engagement in November 2018 and had a springtime wedding at Windsor Castle in grandeur.
3. Princess Elizabeth And Prince Philip
Princess Elizabeth, at thirteen, met Prince Philip, who was eighteen and on a tour of the Royal Naval College. He was a young prince and a naval cadet. They both exchanged letters during World War II and fell in love. Their engagement was formally announced in 1947. They became a couple that same year.
4. Prince William And Kate Middleton
Prince William met Kate Middleton in 2001. They were both students, and by 2003, they were a couple. They split in 2007, got back together, and announced their engagement in 2010. However, in 2011, they married.
5. Princess Eugenie And Jack Brooksbank
Princess Eugenie, the granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth, got married to her longtime beau in a fall wedding at Windsor Castle. Eugenie wore a custom-made gown by Peter Pilotto, which was complemented by the emerald and diamond tiara.
6. Prince Charles And Camilla Parker Bowles
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles announced their engagement thirty-five years after they first met. They also got married in a civil ceremony, and Prince William was the best man. However, the Queen did not attend the wedding but attended the reception.
7. Prince Edward And Sophie Rhys-Jones
Married at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, they reportedly began dating after a charity event. Sophie worked in public relations, while the prince had started his TV company after being in the Royal Marines.
In 1999, they announced their engagement and later married. Prince Edward was thirty-five, and the Countess of Wessex was thirty-four.
8. Lady Gabriella Windsor And Thomas Kingston
Lady Gabriella Windsor is the daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent. Besides, they are a first cousin once removed to Queen Elizabeth. Lady Gabriella got married to Thomas Kingston at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Chapel.
9. Duke Of York And Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon
Prince Albert, Duke of York, and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon married in 1923 at Westminster Abbey. Also, they were later known as King George VI and Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother.
10. Princess Beatrice And Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi
Being the elder daughter of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, and Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice is ninth in succession to the British throne. However, she began dating Edoardo in 2018. The pair were engaged in Italy in 2019, and married in a private ceremony in 2020, at the Royal Chapel of All Saints, Royal Lodge, Windsor.