This Is What Royal Weddings at Windsor Are Really Like


This Is What Royal Weddings at Windsor Are Really Like
This Is What Royal Weddings at Windsor Are Really Like

Over a dozen royal weddings have taken place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle the place Prince Harry will wed Meghan Markle on Might 19, 2018. From the pomp and situation of Edward VII’s marriage to Princess Alexandra of Denmark in 1863 to the quite quiet nuptials of his nice-nice-great-grandson Peter Phillips to Autumn Kelly in 2008, here’s what we will be able to learn about the next royal wedding ceremony to happen at this historical venue.

1 of 18 Weddings at Windsor Castle
Getty Photographs Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones

Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son, Prince Edward, married Sophie Rhys-Jones on June 19, 1999, at St. George’s Chapel in a rite that used to be predominately for shut family and friends.

2 of 18 Weddings at Windsor Castle
Getty Images Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones

While Queen Elizabeth’s different children opted for enormous, formal weddings at Westminster Abbey and St. Paul’s Cathedral in London, Edward and Sophie picked St. George’s Chapel for its smaller dimension—it will probably best seat 800 other folks instead of 2,000 or extra—an element that also appears to fit into Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding plan.

3 of 18 Weddings at Windsor Castle


Getty Pictures Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones

Per brand new tradition, members of the royal family pose for pictures on the steps after the wedding ceremony. in this image you’ll see a tender Prince Harry with his cousin Princess Eugenie, in purple, who is additionally making plans her wedding at St. George’s Chapel for later in 2018.

FOUR of 18 Weddings at Windsor Castle
Getty Pictures Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

Presumably to bypass controversy over the inheritor to the throne marrying a divorcée in a religious ceremony, Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles had a civil ceremony on the Guildhall in Windsor and had their marriage blessed at a Carrier of Prayer and Dedication within the quire of St. George’s Chapel on April NINE, 2005.

5 of 18 Weddings at Windsor Castle
Getty Images Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

Unlike his father, Harry shall be allowed to wed Markle in a religious ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, even though she’s been married earlier than, most likely as a result of he’s now not the inheritor to the throne. But like Camilla, Markle may just choose to put on a non-white dress for her 2nd marriage ceremony.

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Getty Photographs Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

In Keeping With custom, the royal family sits on the proper side of the quire at St. George’s Chapel all through marriage ceremony ceremonies and blessings.

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Getty Images Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles

Later that day, the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh threw a reception for Prince Charles and Camilla at Windsor Castle in St. George’s Hall, the Grand Reception Room and Waterloo Chamber, that’s reportedly the place Harry and Meghan’s reception will be held, too.

8 of 18 Weddings at Windsor Castle
Getty Pictures Girl Helen Windsor and Tim Taylor

For a few decades, the royal circle of relatives preferred Westminster Abbey as a marriage venue until Girl Helen Windsor, the daughter of the Duke of Kent, married Timothy Taylor on July 18, 1992, at St. George’s Chapel.

NINE of 18 Weddings at Windsor Castle
Getty Photographs Lady Helen Windsor and Tim Taylor

Almost three a long time prior to his own wedding at the comparable venue, a seven-yr-vintage Prince Harry attended the marriage of his cousin, Girl Helen Windsor, with his mom, Princess Diana.

10 of 18 Weddings at Windsor Castle
Getty Images Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly

On May 17, 2008, Queen Elizabeth’s eldest grandson, Peter Phillips, married Autumn Kelly at St. George’s Chapel. Whilst attendants at so much British royal weddings tend to be youngsters, the Canadian bride opted to have her new sister-in-regulation and two close buddies as her bridesmaids, which means that that Meghan Markle may also practice her lead.

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Getty Images Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly

At The Same Time As Autumn Kelly is at the beginning from Canada, she opted to wear a gown through British dressmaker Sassi Holford and a tiara borrowed from her new mother-in-legislation, Princess Anne. Despite The Fact That Meghan Markle might holiday from tradition and put on a get dressed from a non-British dressmaker, she’s likely to borrow a tiara from the royal circle of relatives jewels.

12 of 18 royal weddings at Windsor Castle
Getty Pictures Edward VII and Princess Alexandra of Denmark

Queen Victoria’s eldest son, the longer term King Edward VII, married Princess Alexandra of Denmark on March 10, 1863 in the quire of St. George’s Chapel in a ceremony attended by way of royals from Denmark, Prussia and even the Maharajah of India. At The Same Time As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle could have a slightly much less prime-profile visitor record, their ceremony will also happen on this part of the chapel.

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Getty Images Princess Louise and the Duke of Argyll

St. George’s Chapel was once additionally a favourite wedding venue for Queen Victoria’s different kids, together with her fourth daughter, Princess Louise, who married the longer term Duke of Argyll there on March 21, 1871.

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Getty Photographs Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia

The Next royal marriage ceremony at St. George’s Chapel came about 8 years in a while March THIRTEEN, 1879, when Queen Victoria’s third son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, married Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia.

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Getty Pictures Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany, and Princess Helena of Waldeck

Queen Victoria’s youngest son, Prince Leopold, Duke of Albany additionally had his wedding ceremony at St. George’s Chapel whilst he married Princess Helen of Waldeck and Pyrmont on April 27, 1882.

SIXTEEN of 18 royal weddings at Windsor Castle
Getty Photographs Princess Alice of Albany and Prince Alexander of Teck

Twenty years after her parents have been married at St. George’s Chapel, Princess Alice Mary of Albany married Prince Alexander of Teck at the comparable venue on February 10, 1904. SINCE THE Duke of Albany died prematurely of haemophilia, Princess Alice’s uncle, King Edward VII, walked her down the aisle and hosted a 14-route banquet for her later on at St. George’s Hall at Windsor Fortress.

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Getty Pictures Princess Margaret of Connaught and Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden

Some Other granddaughter of Queen Victoria, Princess Margaret of Connaught, married the longer term King Gustaf VI Adolf of Sweden at St. George’s Chapel on June 15, 1905. The dinner party that adopted featured dishes to honor the inheritor to the Swedish throne, together with Zèphires de Crabes á l. a. Suédoise—named after Sweden—and Chaufroix de Cailles à l. a. Bernadotte—named after the Bernadotte area to which the Swedish Royal Circle Of Relatives belongs. It Is rumored that Harry might also honor his bride’s American heritage by skipping the traditionally British fruitcake for a wedding cake made out of bananas.

18 of 18 Anne Abel Smith and David Liddell-Grainger

Even As a niece of Queen Mary used to be married at St. George’s in 1919, the following royal wedding ceremony to occur at Windsor Fort did not take place until December 14, 1957 when Queen Elizabeth II’s cousin, Anne Abel Smith, married David Liddell-Grainger in a televised experience. It Is expected that Harry and Meghan’s marriage ceremony will also be televised.

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