The 12 Most Memorable Royal Weddings in History

The May 19th wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle — now titled the Duke and Duchess of Sussex — was celebrated around the world. Even people who loathe the pomp and ceremony (and excessive spending!) of a royal wedding were sucked into the simple elegance of the couple, and the meaningful touches that the new Duke and Duchess put on the ancient and traditional ceremony.

There are plenty of other royal couples who have wed during the era of television, and we take for granted the fact that millions of TV viewers get to peak into this intimate event. This latest royal wedding was just one of many in a list of memorable royal weddings — which ones do you remember watching?

Prince William and Kate Middleton

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding has most frequently been compared to the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton in 2011. The couple have been together — with only one significant break — since 2003. Their relationship has always been in the spotlight because behind his father Charles (Prince of Wales), William is the next in line to the throne, and will likely be king one day. Luckily, since his father is still kicking, the wedding was a private, rather than state occasion. The wedding was held in Westminster Abbey and viewed by tens of millions of people online and on TV.

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