The 2018 wedding of the year
Wedding season at Windsor Castle with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding in 2018, the wedding of 2018. Here are some of the other Royal weddings of our time.
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip
Elizabeth II married Philip Mountbatten, the Duke of Edinburgh on November 20, 1947. An estimated 200 million radio listeners listened to the Westminster Abbey ceremony. Elizabeth was 21-years-old.
Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong-Jones
Elizabeth's only sibling, Princess Margaret, married Antony Armstrong-Jones in the spring of 1960. It was the first royal wedding to be broadcast on television and more than 20 million viewers tuned in to watch it.
Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips
Thirteen years later and it was the turn of a new generation as Princess Anne married Captain Mark Phillips at Westminster Abbey in 1973. The marriage was unusual in that Phillips was deemed a commoner. The couple divorced in 1992.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana
The 1981 wedding of Prince Charles to Lady Diana Spencer attracted an estimated global TV audience of 750 million. The couple separated in 1992 and divorced in 1996. Media attention and public grief were extensive after her death in a car crash in a Paris tunnel on August 31, 1997.
Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson
In 1986 The Duke & Duchess of York married at Westminster Abbey. Watching from the comfort of your own home was now well understood and the event attracted a reported 500 million watchers.
Prince William and Kate Middleton
Back to Westminster in 2011 for the wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton. This time it was a full-on affair with many comparisons made with Prince Charles's wedding to Princess Diana. Enter the digital age with 72 million live streams recorded on YouTube.
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