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If there's one thing royals know how to do, it's a big white wedding. From Norway to Sweden, Great Britain to the Netherlands, these aristocrats certainly know how to tie the knot in style!
Then Olympic swimmer and Prince Albert II of Monaco wed on 2 July 2011 at the chic Place du Palais. The couple had both a civil wedding and a religious ceremony to mark the occasion after initially meeting at a swimming competition, falling in love and getting engaged in 2010. Guests to the uber-glamorous event included supermodel Naomi Campbell, James Bond actor Roger Moore and designers Giorgio Armani, Karl Lagerfeld and Roberto Cavalli. Picture: PA
Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer's first born son wed Kate Middelton at Westminster Abbey on 29 April 2011. Broadcasters reported that over 24 million viewers on average watched the TV coverage of the big day. The bride wore a Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen design and was given away by her father Michael Middleton, as is tradition.
Prince William and his stunning new bride Kate Middleton, who has been given the title of The Duchess of Cambridge, shared not one but two kisses on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in London, to the utter delight of the waiting crowds down below.
The Danish Prince and his bride wed in Mogeltonder, Denmark on 24 May 2008 after becoming engaged the previous year. The wedding was the Prince's second marriage and the date was picked in honour of the anniversary of his grandparent's, King Frederick IX and Ingrid of Sweden's wedding. Picture: PA
Charles and Di got married in a fairytale wedding at St Paul's Cathedral on 29 July 1981. The blonde beauty's dress epitomised 80s style with it's big shoulder pads and plenty of frill. However, the union between the two sadly wasn't as simple as happily ever after. Lady Diana's biographer Andrew Morton later reported that the Princess confided in her sisters ahead of the wedding: "I can't marry him… this is absolutely unbelievable" she fretted. By then however, it was too late to pull out.
The Swedish Princess wed the financier in Stockholm on 8 June 2013. Interestingly O'Neill, who possesses dual citizenship if Britain and American declined becoming Prince or Sweden or Duke of Hälsingland and Gästrikland in order to keep his job and citizenships. Swedish law would require him to relinquish these titles to become national royalty. The cake was alleged made out of 700 macaroons stacked on top of each other. Picture: PA
The pair met during the Sydney Summer Olympics in 2000 and wed on 14 May 2004. Mary Donaldson's engagement ring featured an emerald-cut diamond and rubies. On her wedding day, Mary became Her Royal Highness Crown Princess of Denmark. Picture: PA
Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon as she was formerly known, married the Duke of York on 26 April 1923 at Westminster Abbey. The pair later became Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother and King George VI. Although traditionally Princes were supposed to marry Princes and vice versa, the Duke of York fell in love with Elizabeth, the daughter of a peer and was permitted to marry her by his mother. The Duke proposed three times before she eventually accepted, as she had misgivings about royal life.
Possibly winning the award for most gorgeous royal couple, the Swidish couple wed on 13 June 2015. “Today, we proved that love conquers all… Sofia. You are the best. I love you." Carl Philip's moving speech to his wife received a standing ovation from the watching crowds, many of whom couldn't help tearing up. Picture: PA
Her Majesty the Queen wed the Duke of Edinburgh in 20 November 1947 and the pair have remained together ever since. Lizzie was just 13-years-old when she met and fell in love Prince Philip of Greece and Denmark. The two teenagers began pen pals and wrote one another letters and they later became secretly engaged in 1946. No formal engagement was actually made however, until Elizabeth's 21st birthday. They honeymooned in Hampshire at Philip's Uncle's home. Picture: PA
Without doubt one of Manaco's most iconic wedding's ever, the nuptials of the film star and her handsome Prince took place on 19 April 1956 in the glamorous Monte Carlo. Coverage of the big day was watched by an estimated 30 million people and the couple went on to have three children together.
On 22 September 1984, the only daughter of the then Prince and Princess of Liege and the Austrian-Belgian Lorenz wed. The couple have five children together. Picture: PA
The Prince and his heart's desire tied the knot in a grand public ceremony on 21 September 2013 in Luxembourg. The couple had already tied the knot in a civil ceremony in which the bride opted for a modern peplum style, short white dress, but for religious ceremony the blushing bride stepped out in a stunning Elie Saab lace gown to say her 'I Do's'. Picture: PA
When it comes to spectacular weddings, Prince Felipe of Spain marrying his journalist wife on 22 May 2004, has to be pretty high up there. Watched by around 25 million people in Spain alone, it's fair to say that the wedding at Almudena Cathedral gripped the nation. The former news anchor now shares two beautiful daughters Lionor and Sofia, with her husband. Picture: PA
The marriage of Prince Friso and Mabel Wisse Smit rocked Holland to the core. Due to not seeking permission from the Dutch cabinet, a constitutional requirement of that country, the Prince was excluded from the line of succession. The brave Prince, who dared to defy public convention, tragically died in skiing accident, when he was buried beneath an avalanche in Austria. He leaves behind him two daughters and his loving wife. Picture: PA
The wedding between the introverted Prince and his love match surprised and delighted many as when it took place on 4 December 1999. "The whole of Belgium fell for your charms," said the mayor of Brussels during their civil wedding ceremony. What is more, the Prince's choice couldn't have been better. Mathilde was a clever speech therapist and had bags of style. For her wedding she wore a silk crepe coat with a tall collar by Edouard Vermeulen of Natan and an heirloom tiara. Picture: PA
In a gown created for her by designer Edouard Vermeulen, the extravagant royal wedding between Prince Constantijn of the Netherlands and Laurentin took place on 19 May 2001. The couple share three children, Eloise, Claus-Casimir and Leonore together. Picture: PA