Thursday, April 14, 2011

Famous royal weddings

Famous royal weddings

Famous royal weddings

Prince William and Kate Middleton created a media frenzy with their recent engagement announcement. The couple's upcoming nuptials are the latest in a long line of notable royal weddings.

Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer

The future Princess Di wore a dress with a 25-foot train  for her 1981 wedding at this famous church.

Crown Prince Haakon & Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby

Although their engagement caused a bit of a scandal, the Norwegian couple went on to marry in a lavish ceremony  in 2001.

Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson

The couple married at an iconic London church and shared a public kiss on the balcony of a famous royal residence

Princess Anne & Mark Phillips

The Army lieutenant reportedly refused a title when he married the queen of England's daughter in 1973 . They divorced nearly 20 years later.

Princess Elizabeth & Prince Philip

Millions listened to the future queen of England and the Greek-Danish prince's Westminster Abbey ceremony in 1947.

Crown Princess Victoria & Daniel Westling

Their wedding took place at a famous Swedish church, and a concert was held in the couple's honor at a Stockholm landmark.

Prince Rainier III & Grace Kelly

Kelly was a Hollywood superstar when she gave it all up to marry the prince of Monaco in a lavish wedding.

Princess Caroline & Philippe Junot

The princess and her much-older groom married in 1978 despite the royal family's concerns over his reputation.

Prince Naruhito & Princess Masako

The Japanese prince and the former diplomat married at a Shinto hall in Tokyo and have struggled with fertility issues ever since.

Prince Albert & Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

The bride began a Westminster Abbey tradition at their 1923 wedding, and the couple held their post-wedding breakfast at this palace.

Princess Margaret & Anthony Armstrong-Jones

Their 1960 ceremony was the first royal wedding ever televised and the groom was given this royal title.

Prince Charles & Camilla Parker Bowles

The longtime couple finally wed at this historic building and held their reception at a nearby royal castle in 2005.

Princess Anne & Tim Laurence

The princess and her second husband, a Navy commander, were married in Scotland because of Church of England rules in place at the time.

Prince Edward & Sophie Rhys-Jones

The youngest son of the queen and the public relations agent were married in a  low-key ceremony at a historic British chapel.

Peter Phillips & Autumn Kelly

The queen's oldest grandchild and his Canadian bride tied the knot at St. George's Chapel in 2008.

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