Wedding of George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon

Today marks the 94th Wedding Anniversary of the Duke of York and Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, who got married on this day in 1923 in Westminster Abbey. The marriage of the second son of King George VI and Queen Mary and the youngest daughter of the Earl and Countess of Strathmore was very well received. The couple had two daughter, Princess (now Queen) Elizabeth and Princess Margaret, and succeeded to the British Throne in 1936, after the abdication of his brother. King George VI and Queen Elizabeth are credited with keeping up Britain’s morale during WWII, and remained happily married until the King’s early death in 1952. The Queen Mother died in 2002. Take a look at scenes from their wedding below- Continue reading

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Wedding of Princess Alexandra of Kent

Happy Anniversary to Princess Alexandra of Kent, who got married to the Hon. Angus Ogilvy on this day in 1963 at Westminster Abbey. The only daughter of Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece, Princess Alexandra is the only paternal female cousin of Queen Elizabeth II. Princess Alexandra and the later Sir Angus had two children, and were married until his death in 2004. Take a look below at scenes from the wedding- Continue reading

Wedding of Akihito and Michiko of Japan

Happy Wedding Anniversary to Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan, who got married in traditional and western ceremonies on this day in 1959. The Crown Prince of Japan and the daughter of a Japanese Industrialist, the couple received a lot of opposition from the Imperial Household Agency but won the love and support of the Japanese people. They have three children and acceded to the Throne in 1989. Despite the continued pressures of the Imperial Household Agency, Empress Michiko is very popular among the people of Japan, and is said to be the embodiment of traditional values such as modesty and purity. Take a look below at some scenes from the wedding- Continue reading

Wedding of Jean of Luxembourg and Josephine-Charlotte of Belgium

Today marks the 64th Wedding Anniversary of Hereditary Grand Duke Jean of Luxembourg and Princess Josephine Charlotte of Belgium, who got married on this day in 1953. A marriage arranged by the bride’s grandmother, Queen Elisabeth of Belgium, and the groom’s mother, Grand Duchess Charlotte of Luxembourg, both were in love with other people and in the video below you can hear the newsreader describing the bride as pale and drawn, and collapsing after the ceremony, which led to the honeymoon being postponed. Eventually the marriage was happy. The couple had five children and succeeded to the Grand Duchy in 1964. Grand Duke Jean and Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte reigned until 2000, when he abdicated in favour of their son. Grand Duchess Josephine-Charlotte died in 2005, after a long battle with lung cancer, and a 52-year marriage. Take a look at some of the scenes from the wedding below: Continue reading

Wedding of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall

Happy Wedding Anniversary to the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, who got married on this day in 2005. The marriage was not without its controversy, with scandal, divorce, and tragedy in their 40-year long romance, and the couple opted for a quieter civil wedding followed by a Church Blessing at St George’s Chapel in Windsor rather than a grand London Wedding. Take a look below at highlights from the day- Continue reading

Wedding of Filippos Lemos and Marianna Goulandris

Greek socialites Filippos Lemos and Marianna Goulandris got married at the Orthodox Cathedral of St. Sophia in London on February 4th. Two Kings, four Queens, six Crown Princes and Princesses, and twelve Princes and Princesses from British, Dutch, Spanish, Iranian, Greek , Luxembourgish, and Yugoslavian royals families were in attendance. Several Royal children served as members of the bridal party. Continue reading