Royal weddings over the years

Following the announcement made by Kensington Palace on Monday (27.11.17) that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged - we take a look back at royal weddings over the years from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

Royal weddings over the years
Royal weddings over the years
27 Nov 2017

Royal weddings over the years

Following the announcement made by Kensington Palace on Monday (27.11.17) that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged - we take a look back at royal weddings over the years from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially engaged
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially engaged
27 Nov 2017

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle officially engaged

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged. The 33-year-old royal is to wed the American actress in spring 2018, after popping the question earlier this month. The happy news was announced in a royal statement issued by the prince's father, Prince Charles. It stated: 'His Royal Highness, the Prince of Wales, is delighted to announce the engagement of Prince Harry to Ms. Meghan Markle. 'The wedding will take place in Spring 2018. Further details about the wedding day will be announced in due course.'

Prince William and Duchess Catherine's April wedding
Prince William and Duchess Catherine's April wedding
27 Nov 2017

Prince William and Duchess Catherine's April wedding

Prince William and Duchess Catherine married at a star-studded ceremony at London's Westminster Abbey on April 29, 2011. The couple's big day was attended by a number of royals, politicians and celebrities. The Alexander McQueen gown worn by the bride - who has four-year-old Prince George and two-year-old Princess Charlotte with the royal - cost £250,000, making it one of the priciest garments that has ever been created.

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's sedate wedding
Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's sedate wedding
27 Nov 2017

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's sedate wedding

Zara Phillips and Mike Tindall's ceremony wasn't as raucous as people would think. Although the granddaughter of Britain's Queen Elizabeth and her husband are both renowned for being laid back and enjoying a party, close pal Kirsty Gallacher previously revealed to BANG Showbiz that their nuptials in Edinburgh, Scotland in July 2011 were great fun but more sedate than people would expect. Kirsty said: 'We had a great time at Zara and Mike's wedding, it was wonderful. It wasn't too raucous.' Zara walked own the aisle in an ivory silk faille and satin gown, which was designed by royal couturier Stewart Parvin.

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's civil ceremony
Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's civil ceremony
27 Nov 2017

Prince Charles and Duchess Camilla's civil ceremony

Prince Charles' second wedding to Duchess Camilla was originally set for April 8, 2005 but was delayed by one day so that the Duke of Cornwall - who was previously married to the late Princess Diana until their divorce on August 28, 1996 - could represent Queen Elizabeth at the funeral of Pope John Paul II. The couple's civil ceremony saw Camilla in a cream silk chiffon style gown and a matching coat with a branch headpiece.

Prince Felipe and Letizia of Spain
Prince Felipe and Letizia of Spain
27 Nov 2017

Prince Felipe and Letizia of Spain

Prince Felipe and Letizia of Spain held their nuptials at the Almudena Cathedral in Madrid. The couple - who have 12-year-old daughter Leonor, Princess of Asturias and 10-year-old Infanta Sofía of Spain - held their ceremony on May 22, 2004, and it was watched by 25 million people in Spain alone.

Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex's wedding
Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex's wedding
27 Nov 2017

Prince Edward and Sophie Countess of Wessex's wedding

Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys-Jones' wedding took place on June 19, 1999 at St George's Chapel at Windsor Castle. The Queen's youngest child, Edward - who has Lady Louise Windsor, James and Viscount Severn with Sophie - was created Earl of Wessex hours before their ceremony.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
27 Nov 2017

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

Within four months of announcing their engagement, Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson married on July 23, 1986, at Westminster Abbey in London. The bride travelled from Clarence House in the famous royal Glass Coach to the ceremony which was conducted by the Archbishop of Canterbury. Sarah - who has 29-year-old daughter Beatrice and 27-year-old Eugenie with her former spouse - divorced Andrew in 1996 after 10 years of marriage. However, they still attend family functions together.

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding
Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding
27 Nov 2017

Princess Diana and Prince Charles' wedding

The iconic wedding of Prince Charles and Princess Diana took place in July 1981 at London's St Paul's Cathedral, with the late princess wearing a dress made by fashion designer David Emanuel. The couple have sons Prince Harry and Prince William and separated in 1992, before divorcing in 1996.

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent's wedding
Prince and Princess Michael of Kent's wedding
27 Nov 2017

Prince and Princess Michael of Kent's wedding

On June 30,1978, Prince Michael of Kent was married at a civil ceremony at the Rathaus, Vienna, Austria, to Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz. The couple have 38-year-old son Lord Frederick Windsor and daughter Lady Gabriella Windsor, 36.

Princess Anne and Mark Phillips' big day
Princess Anne and Mark Phillips' big day
27 Nov 2017

Princess Anne and Mark Phillips' big day

Princess Anne and husband Mark Phillips got married on the 25th birthday of her older brother, Prince Charles. It took place on November 14, 1973, and around 500 million tuned in to watch the couple's ceremony at Westminster Abbey in London. They then headed to Buckingham Palace for a traditional balcony appearance, before going on honeymoon aboard the Royal Yacht Britannia to the Atlantic and onto the Pacific Oceans. The couple have 36-year-old daughter Zara Tindall and 40-year-old son Peter Phillips.

Following the announcement made by Kensington Palace on Monday (27.11.17) that Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are engaged - we take a look back at royal weddings over the years from Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip to Princess Diana and Prince Charles.

Report a problem