Timeline of Royal Weddings

First off, Happy Anniversary to Will and Kate on their third wedding anniversary!  Can you believe it’s been three years already!  Seem’s like just yesterday when we were glued to our TV screens watching The Royal Wedding!

In loo of Will and Kate’s anniversary, we thought we’d take a trip down memory lane and review some previous royal weddings that have taken place!


1. King George VI & Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon : April 26th, 1923

King George and Elizabeth (Duke and Duchess of York) married at Westminster Abbey.  Elizabeth wore a dress made by Madame Handley Seymour and they honeymooned in Scotland and Surrey.

2. Queen Elizabeth and Lieutenant Phillip Mountbatten : November 20, 1947

Queen Elizabeth wore a dress designed by Norman Hartnell- a duchess satin bridal gown with motifs of star lilies and orange blossoms.  Elizabeth and Phillip honeymooned in Broadlands, Hampshire and Birkhall onthe Balmoral Estate.

3.  Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones : May 6, 1960

Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones’ wedding was the first ever televised wedding.  Margaret wore a white silk and a diamond tiara.  Margaret and Anthony honeymooned on the Royal Yacht Britannia on the Thames and set sail for the Caribbean.

4. Princess Anne and Captain Mark Phillips : November 14, 1973

This was the second time in almost 200 years that a member of the British Royal Family had married a commoner.  Princess Anne wore a embroidered Tudor style wedding dress with a high collar and medieval sleeves.  Anne and  Mark honeymooned on the Royal Yacht Brittania on the Atlantic and Pacific Oceans

5. Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spence : July 29, 1981

Diana wore an Emanuel designed ivory taffeta and antique lace gown with a 25ft train. The couple honeymooned on the Royal Yacht Brittania through the Mediterranean to Egypt.

6. Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson : July 23, 1986

Sarah wore an ivory duchess satin dress with a 17 foot train.  The Duke and Duchess of York honeymooned in Azones.

7. Prince Edward and Sophie Rhys-Jones : June 19, 1999

Sophie’s dress was designed by Samantha Shaw- a long fitted coat with long sleeves and an ivory train made from hand dyed silk organza and silk crepe with rows of pearls and crystal beading.  Sophie and Edward honeymooned in Balmoral.

8. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles : April 15, 2005

Camilla wore a oyster silk basket weave coat and chiffon dress for the ceremony and changed into a porcelain blue silk dress for blessing.  Charles and Camilla honeymooned in Scotland.

9. Prince William and Kate Middleton : April 29, 2011

Kate wore a beautiful dress designed by Sarah Burton of Alexander McQueen.  The couple honeymooned in Seychelles.