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A Guide To British Royal Weddings from Queen Victoria to Meghan Markle: The 21st Century

For avid Anglophiles and royal-watchers alike, learn more about the Royal Family and their weddings!

Weddings in the New Millenium

The 2000s has seen the re-marriage of Prince Charles to his longtime love, Camilla Parker-Bowles and the weddings of his two sons, Prince William and Prince Harry. Prince Andrew and the Duchess of York's daughter, Princess Eugenie also married in 2018.

Prince William marries Kate Middleton

Prince William married girlfriend of nearly 10 years, Kate Middleton, in April of 2011 at Westminster Abbey. After their marriage, they were formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Their wedding drew a lot of comparison to Prince William's mother and father, Charles and Diana. The day of their wedding was declared a public holiday in the UK.

Bell, S. (2011, April 29). Royal wedding: William and Kate marry at Abbey. Retrieved from https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-13229961

Watch their Wedding Ceremony Here

Prince Harry marries Meghan Markle

Prince Harry married American actor Meghan Markle on May 19, 2018. This wedding shook up the history of the Royal Family. Meghan is a divorced, bi-racial American, which less than one hundred years ago caused King Edward VIII to abdicate to marry a woman with a similar background to Meghan's. Their ceremony took place at St. George's Chapel in Windsor, the same venue that Harry's father, Prince Charles wed his second wife, Camilla Parker-Bowles, Duchess of Cornwall.

Upon their marriage, they are now formally known as the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. 

Dunn, C. (2018, May 20). The Wedding of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Retrieved from https://www.royal.uk/wedding-duke-and-duchess-sussex

Watch their Wedding Ceremony Here