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The Mughal Emperor Shah Jahan attends the marriage procession of his eldest son Dara Shikoh. Mughal-Era fireworks were utilized to brighten the night throughout the wedding ceremony.
A royal wedding is a marriage ceremony involving members of a royal family. Weddings involving senior members of the royal family are often seen as important occasions of state and attract significant national and international attention.
Westminster Abbey has a long tradition as a venue for royal weddings, although there was a hiatus of these from 1382 until 1919, and only two of these weddings were of the reigning monarch of the time (Henry I and Richard II).
11 November 1100: Henry I was married to Matilda of Scotland.
9 April 1269: Prince Edmund (Earl of Lancaster), son of Henry III, was married to Aveline de Forz.
30 April 1290: Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I, was married to Gilbert de Clare, 7th Earl of Gloucester.
8 July 1290: Margaret of England, daughter of Edward I, was married to John II.
20 January 1382: Richard II was married to Anne of Bohemia.
27 February 1919: Princess Patricia of Connaught, granddaughter of Queen Victoria, was married to Alexander Ramsay DSO.
28 February 1922: Princess Mary, only daughter of King George V, was married to Viscount Lascelles.
26 April 1923: Prince Albert, Duke of York, second son of King George V and successor to King Edward VIII, was married to Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon.
29 November 1934: Prince George, son of King George V, was married to Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark.
20 November 1947: Princess Elizabeth, eldest daughter and successor of King George VI, was married to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten.
6 May 1960: Princess Margaret, second daughter of King George VI, was married to Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones.
24 April 1963: Princess Alexandra of Kent was married to Angus Ogilvy.
14 November 1973: Princess Anne, only daughter of Elizabeth II, was married to Captain Mark Anthony Peter Phillips.
23 July 1986: Prince Andrew, second son of Elizabeth II, was married to Sarah Ferguson.
29 April 2011: Prince William of Wales, second grandson of Queen Elizabeth II, eldest son of Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, and second in line to the throne, was married to Catherine Elizabeth Middleton.
St Paul’s Cathedral
29 July 1981: Charles, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and heir apparent, was married to Diana Frances Spencer
Chapel Royal, St James’s Palace
8 April 1795: Prince George, Prince of Wales eldest son and successor of King George III, was married to Princess Caroline, Duchess of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel
10 February 1840: Queen Victoria, only daughter of Prince Edward, Duke of Kent and Strathearn and successor of King William IV was married to Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha, Duke of Saxony
6 July 1893: Prince George, Duke of York, second son of King Edward VII, was married to Princess Victoria Mary of Teck
6 November 1935: Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester, son of George V was married to Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott
St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle
10 March 1863: Prince Edward, Prince of Wales, eldest son and successor of Queen Victoria, was married to Princess Alexandra of Denmark
19 June 1999: Prince Edward, youngest son of Queen Elizabeth II, was married to Sophie Helen Rhys-Jones
17 May 2008: Peter Mark Andrew Phillips, eldest grandson of Queen Elizabeth II and son of Anne, Princess Royal, was married to Autumn Patricia Kelly
In addition to the above, the marriage of Charles, Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in 2005 received a blessing from The Archbishop of Canterbury.
9 April 2005: Charles, Prince of Wales, eldest son of Queen Elizabeth II and heir apparent, was married to Camilla Parker Bowles
12 December 1992: Anne, Princess Royal, only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II was married to Captain Timothy James Hamilton Laurence.
30 July 2011: Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips, MBE, eldest granddaughter of Queen Elizabeth II and daughter of Anne, Princess Royal, was married to Michael James Tindall, MBE
Outside of the United Kingdom
Cathedral of Notre Dame d’Eu
1053: William I to Matilda of Flanders
Château de Candé. Monts, Indre-et-Loire
3 June 1937: Prince Edward eldest son and successor to George V and abdicated King, was married to Bessie Wallis Warfield Simpson
Royal Palace of Brussels
4 February 1875: Louise, Princess of Belgium and Filip von Saksen-Coburg
Cathedral of St. Michael and St. Gudula
4 November 1926: Leopold, Duke of Brabant and Astrid, Princess of Sweden.
2 July 1959: Albert, Prince of Liège and Dona Paola, Princess Ruffo di Calabria
15 December 1960: The King of the Belgians and the Fabiola, countess de Mora y Aragon.
4 December 1999: Prince Philippe, Duke of Brabant and Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz.
12 April 2003: Prince Laurent of Belgium and Claire Coombs
Church of Our Lady of “De Zavel”
22 September 1984: Astrid, Princess of Belgium and Lorenz, Archduke of Austria-Este
Holmens Kirke, Copenhagen
10 June 1967: Crown Princess Margrethe of Denmark, eldest daughter and successor to Frederick IX of Denmark, was married to Count Henri de Laborde de Monpezat.
Frederiksborg Slots Kirke, Hillerød
18 November 1995: Prince Joachim of Denmark, youngest son of Margrethe II of Denmark, was married to Alexandra Christina Manley
Church of Our Lady, Copenhagen
14 May 2004: Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark, eldest son of Margrethe II of Denmark and heir apparent, was married to Mary Elizabeth Donaldson.
Møgeltønder Church, Møgeltønder
24 May 2008: Prince Joachim of Denmark, youngest son of Margrethe II of Denmark, was married to Marie Agathe Odile Cavallier
22 May 2004: Felipe, Prince of Asturias, eldest son of King Juan Carlos I, was married to Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano.
19 June 1976: Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden, grandson and successor to Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden, was married to Silvia Renate Sommerlath
19 June 2010: Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, eldest daughter and heiress apparent of Carl XVI Gustaf, King of Sweden, was married to Daniel Westling.
Prince’s Palace of Monaco
19 April 1956: Rainier III, Sovereign Prince of Monaco was married to Grace Patricia Kelly.
1 July 2011: Albert II, Sovereign Prince of Monaco was married to Charlene Lynette Wittstock
10 March 1966: Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands, eldest daughter and successor of Queen Juliana of the Netherlands was married to Claus van Amsberg.
2 February 2002: Willem-Alexander, Prince of Orange, eldest son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands and, then, heir apparent, was married to Máxima Zorreguieta Cerruti at the Beurs van Berlage.
24 April 2004: Prince Friso of Orange, second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, was married to Mabel Martine Los
29 August 1968: Crown Prince Harald of Norway, only son and successor to Olav V of Norway, was married to Sonja Haraldsen.
25 August 2001: Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, eldest son of King Harald V of Norway and heir apparent, was married to Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby.
24 May 2002: Princess Märtha Louise of Norway, daughter of King Harald V of Norway, was married to Ari Behn.
Sra Pathum Palace
28 April 1950: King Bhumibol Adulyadej was married to Mon Rajawongse Sirikit.
LMS Chapel, Huahine
October 19, 1823: Princess ʻAimata Pomare of Tahiti was married to King Tapoa II of Tahaʻa and Bora Bora
October 19, 1823: High Chief Hoapili was married to Queen Dowager Kalākua Kaheiheimālie
November 25, 1835: Princess Harriet Keōpūolani Nāhiʻenaʻena was married to High Chief William Pitt Leleiohoku
December 5, 1828: Princess Laura Kanaholo Kōnia was married to High Chief Abner Kuhoʻoheiheipahu Pākī
June 19, 1856: King Kamehameha IV was married to Emma Rooke
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The Royal Weddings Collection – Archived newsreels of British Royal Weddings
Royal wedding footage
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