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Friday, April 15, 2011

Royal Wedding Countdown (14 days): Fun Facts of Past Royal Weddings

With so much attention focused on England and 1 specific couple, I thought it would be fun to take a glimpse at a few of England's other royal weddings, with a few interesting facts about each. England knows how to do pomp and circumstance...and I can't wait to see what the newest royal couple will add to the wedding trends for the next year!

Queen Elizabeth and Prince Phillip- Nov. 20, 1947 (married at Westminster Abbey)
Opulent for the time, her train was 15 feet long; her veil was held in place by her grandmother's tiara.
They used Prince Phillips ceremonial sword to cut the 9 foot tall wedding cake.

Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer- July 29, 1981 - St. Paul's Cathedral
Probably the most well known royal wedding... until 11 days from now.
Much like the upcoming wedding, Lady Diana's dress was a well kept secret. The designer's for Di's dress would put decoy scraps of fabric in the trash; it was put in a safe at the end of each day and guarded by 2 guards; and the designer's even created a replica dress in case the original idea was leaked out.
Diana's train was 25 feet long, and the veil had 100 yards of netting that was fastened to a Spencer family tiara.

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson- July 23, 1986 - Westminster Abbey
The bride had  an A -- for "Andrew" -- monogrammed on the bottom of her 17-foot train, in addition to her personal coat of arms, a bumble bee, an anchor (in honor of her husband's naval affiliation) and a rose embroidered on the train.

There is much speculation about if Kate will follow the same tradition for her veil as Sarah.  Since Sarah walk in to the church as a commoner and transitioned to royalty during the service, she covered the tiara with a crown of gardenias, and removed them to show the jeweled tiara after the service.

Prince Charles marries Camilla Parker Bowles - April 2005, a civil service at Windsor Hall followed by a celebration with 800 guests at St. George's Chapel
Her bouquet, in keeping with royal tradition, contained yellow, white and blue primroses and lilies-of-the-valley from the Queen Victoria gardens at Highgrove.

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