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The Royal Wedding is a very British phenomenon. Every now and then, a high-ranking member of the world's most famous family ties the knot with huge fanfare. Here are the main extravagant weddings from Queen Victoria to the present day.
February 1840 - Queen Victoria marries Prince Albert at the Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace in London.
July 1893 – King George V marries Queen Mary at the Chapel Royal, St. James’ Palace in London.
April 1923 – Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon (later the Queen Mother) marries Prince Albert (later King George VI) in Westminster Abbey in London.
June 1937 – Duke of Windsor (former King Edward VIII) marries Wallis Simpson at the Château de Candé in France.
November 1947 – Prince Elizabeth (later Queen Elizabeth II) marries the future Duke of Edinburgh at Westminster Abbey in London.
May 1960 – Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones at Westminster Abbey in London.
November 1973 – Princess Anne marries Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey in London.
July 1981 – Prince Charles marries Lady Diana Spencer at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London.
July 1986 – Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson at Westminster Abbey in London.
December 1992 - Princess Anne marries second husband Timothy Laurence at Crathie Kirk, near Balmoral Castle.
June 1999 – Prince Edward marries Sophie Rhys-Jones at St. George’s Chapel in Windsor.
April 2005 - The Prince of Wales marries second wife Camilla Parker Bowles at Windsor Guildhall, Windsor.
May 2008 – Peter Phillips marries Autumn Kelly at St. George’s chapel in Windsor.
April 2011 - Prince William marries Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey in London.
July 2011 - Zara Phillips marries Mike Tindall at the Canongate Kirk in Edinburgh, Scotland.