GO­ING TO THE CHAPEL

THE MAT­RI­MO­NIAL HIS­TORY OF HARRY’S ROYAL REL­A­TIVES.

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1840

Queen Vic­to­ria—Queen El­iz­a­beth’s great-great­grand­mother—is the trend­set­ter re­spon­si­ble for the tra­di­tion of wear­ing a white wed­ding dress.

1863

Prince Al­bert (the fu­ture King Ed­ward VII) and Princess Alexan­dra of Den­mark were the first-ever royal cou­ple to say “I do” at St. Ge­orge’s Chapel (where Meghan and Harry will be get­ting mar­ried). There have been over a dozen royal wed­dings there since.

1947

Harry and Meghan will need to live to 103 and 106 re­spec­tively (nbd) in or­der to be mar­ried as long as his granny and gramps, Queen El­iz­a­beth and Prince Philip, who have been mar­ried al­most 71 years.

1960

Princess Mar­garet and Antony Arm­strong-Jones’ nup­tials were the first royal wed­ding to be tele­vised.

1981

Princess Diana’s dress, de­signed by David and El­iz­a­beth Emanuel, had a 7.6-me­tre-long train—the long­est in royal-wed­ding his­tory. No­tably, Diana was the first royal woman to not use the word “obey” in her vows. Kate Mid­dle­ton did the same at her 2011 wed­ding.

2008

Canada has un­of­fi­cially adopted Meghan Markle, who called Toronto home for years while shoot­ing Suits, but there’s an ac­tual Canuck in the royal fam. Mon­treal-born Au­tumn Phillips (née Kelly) mar­ried Peter Phillips, the Queen’s old­est grand­son.

2011

Fu­ture YouTube star? Kate did her own wed­ding makeup af­ter tak­ing lessons from makeup artist Ara­bella Pre­ston.

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