Kate and William but not only: a journey back in the history of English royal weddings!
Royal wedding is always a cathartic moment in the life of the British people. The ceremony that sees one of the members of the royal family get married in Westminster Abbey is an unforgettable moment, capable of moving crowds and moving even the impassive Anglo-Saxon people, who see in each of these marriages the continuation of the timeless English monarchy. .
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Most recently, the marriage between Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, and Kate Middleton. The wedding took place on April 29, 2011. Kate and William met in 2001 at the University of St Andrews. Although William was not the heir to the throne, the couple were given special treatment: they were able to use the state carriages, the guards and the cavalry, and their marriage, often compared to that of Prince Charles and Lady Diana. , was broadcast worldwide. George, Kate and William's first child, was born in 2012, followed in 2014 by Charlotte. The third child of the couple will be born shortly.
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Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly
Peter Phillips is the son of Princess Anne and brother of riding champion Zara Philips. Queen Elizabeth II is his grandmother and Prince Charles is her uncle. He and Autumn Kelly got married in May 2008.
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles
Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles got married in April 2003.
Their love caused a scandal, was born in the shadows, fought to survive and found its crowning glory in this wedding.
Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys Jones
Prince Edward is the Earl of Wessex, brother of Princess Anne, Prince Charles and Prince Andrew. In 1999 he married Sophie Rhys Jones, Countess of Wessex, a favorite of Queen Elizabeth II. Yet nothing predestined Prince Edward to meet Sophie. Of modest origin, Sophie has always shown intelligence and ambition. After working for major British companies, including Radio Capital, Sophie started her own public relations firm. When Prince Edward and Sophie meet, love at first sight is immediate: the couple announces their engagement in January 1999 and gets married in June of the same year, in St George's Chapel (Windsor Castle). The family expanded in 2003 with the birth of Lady Louise Windsor. James Alexander Philip Theo Mountbatten-Windsor was born in December 2007.
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Princess Anne and Mark Phillips
Anne, Princess Royal, is the second and only daughter of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Anna has always been a discreet princess, with a simple and at the same time refined style, who has been able to lead her life without ever being talked about too much about herself. And it is thus that, despite the numerous and aristocratic suitors, Princess Anne married in 1973 the lieutenant of the 1st Regiment of the Queen's Dragoons, Mark Phillips, met during the Olympic Games in Mexico and passionate about horses, just like Princess Anna. As tradition dictates, the couple got married at Westminster Abbey and had two children, Peter and Zara. After more than 10 years of marriage, the couple separated in 1989 and Anna became the first of the Windsor brothers to break up their marriage. But he does so in a very discreet way, and the news goes almost unnoticed in the British tabloids.In 1992, Anna, the royal princess, married the commander of the Royal Navy Timothy Laurence.
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Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
Prince Andrew, the third child of Elizabeth II, and Sarah Ferguson knew each other from an early age and married in 1986. In 1988, Sarah gave birth to her first child, Beatrix Elizabeth Mary. The second child, Eugenia Victoria Helena, was born in 1990. But the marriage between Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson was already in crisis in 1991. The two separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996.
Prince Charles and Diana Spencer
Loved by the people, challenged by the crown and tragically entered into myth. Diana Spencer has left an indelible mark on the history of the English royal family.
The image of her and Charles crossing the nave of Westminster Abbey has become the symbol of the most mediatized marriage of the last fifty years.
Will Kate win the hearts of the British people like Diana did? One thing is certain, we wish her to have a brighter and happier destiny than that of the "sad princess".
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Princess Alexandra and Angus James Bruce Ogilvy, Duke of Kent
Queen Elizabeth II's cousin Princess Alexandra married Duke Angus James Bruce Ogilvy, who belonged to an ancient and noble family of Scottish counts, in 1963.
Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon
Princess Margaret was the daughter of George VI and Queen Elizabeth (the Queen Mother), as well as the younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II of the United Kingdom. In 1960 she married photographer Antony Armstrong-Jones, who later became Earl of Snowdon. The couple had two children: David, born in 1961, and Lady Sarah, born in 1964. A free-spirited princess, Margaret had numerous extramarital affairs. Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon separated in 1978. The last years of the princess's life were marked by illness and Margaret passed away in 2002.
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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Elizabeth was only thirteen when, in 1934, she met for the first time the one who would become her life partner. She and Filippo immediately started a romantic correspondence and, letter after letter, they founded the foundations of a relationship destined to last over time. Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip married in 1947.
The Queen Mother and George VI
That of King George VI with Elizabeth (Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon) is a beautiful love story from another time.
When he, very much in love, asked her to marry him in 1921, Elizabeth refused, believing she was unsuitable for the role of princess. Despite her refusal, he continued to insist, telling her that he could never marry any other woman. Elizabeth, at this point, could only happily consent to the marriage, despite her reticence regarding the restrictive life of the court. King George VI and Elizabeth married in 1923. Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon becomes the Queen Mother upon the death of King George VI. The Queen Mother, who passed away in 2002, was the last Queen of Ireland and Empress of India. The current sovereign Elizabeth II is his daughter.