Here we take a look at 10 royal weddings from across the globe.
1.Prince Guillaume and Countess Stephanie
The Bride: Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy.
The Groom: Prince Guillaume of Luxembourg.
Date: Oct. 20, 2012.
Venue: Our Lady of Luxembourg Cathedral.
2.Prince Rainier III and Grace Kelly
The Bride: Grace Kelly, then a 26-year-old Oscar-winning American actress.
The Groom: Prince Rainier III, the sovereign of Monaco, who met Grace Kelly during the Cannes Film Festival.
Date: April 18, 1956.
Venue: The Palace Throne Room in Monaco.
3.King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Ashi Jetsun Pema
The Bride: Ashi Jetsun Pema.
The Groom: King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, formerly Bhutan’s prince charming.
Date: Oct. 13, 2011.
Venue: Punakha Dzong.
4.Princess Victoria and Daniel Westling
The Bride: Victoria, Crown Princess of Sweden, the heiress apparent to the Swedish throne
The Groom: Daniel Westling, Victoria’s former personal trainer and a former gym owner.
Date: June 19, 2010.
Venue: Stockholm Cathedral.
5.Sayako Kuroda and Yoshiki Kuroda
The Bride: Sayako Kuroda (formerly Princess Nori) is the daughter of Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko of Japan. She gave up her title and left the Japanese Imperial Family to marry Yoshiki Kuroda.
The Groom: Yoshiki Kuroda, an urban designer with the Tokyo Metropolitan Government.
Date: Nov. 15, 2005.
Venue: The Imperial Hotel in Tokyo.
6.Peter Phillips and Autumn Kelly
The Bride: Autumn Kelly, a Canadian and former management consultant. She converted from Roman Catholicism to the Church of England so that Peter wouldn’t lose his place in the line of succession.
The Groom: Peter Phillips, the son of Princess Anne and her first husband, Captain Mark Phillips, and sister of Zara Phillips. Although he holds no title, he is a grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and 11th in line to the British throne.
Date: May 17, 2008.
Venue: St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle
7.Princess Hajah Hafiza Sururul Bolkiah and Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini
The Bride: Princess Hajah Hafiza Sururul Bolkiah, the fifth daughter of Sultan of Brunei.
The Groom: Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini.
Date: Sept 2012
Venue: Nurul Iman Palace in Brunei.
8.Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones
The Bride: Princess Margaret, younger sister of Queen Elizabeth II.
The Groom: Antony Armstrong-Jones, a photographer. However, Princess Margaret’s first love was the divorced Peter Townsend, whom her sister forbade her from marrying.
Date: May 6, 1960.
Venue: Westminster Abbey.
9.Prince Al-Muhtadee Billah and Dayangku Sarah binti Pengiran Salleh
The Bride: Dayangku Sarah binti Pengiran Salleh.The bride was 17, and the groom was 30.
The Groom: Al-Muhtadee Billah, crown prince of Brunei.
Date: Sept 2004.
Venue: The sultan’s palace in Bandar Seri Begawan, Brunei.
10.Prince William and Kate Middleton
The Bride: Kate Middleton, Prince William’s classmate at the University of St. Andrews and girlfriend of 10 years.
The Groom: Prince William, the third in line to British throne.
Date: April 29, 2011.
Venue: Westminster Abbey