12 Photos That Prove Royal Weddings Really Are Fairy Tales Come To Life

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12 Photos That Prove Royal Weddings Really Are Fairy Tales Come To Life

Royal weddings are some of the most lavish celebrations ever. While not all of them can attract as much attention as the wedding of Queen Elizabeth II to Prince Philip or Kate Middleton to Prince William, they're still more elaborate than us commoners could ever imagine.

From Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III to Prince Charles and Diana's nuptials, here's a look back at 12 of the most beautiful royal weddings from around the world:

1. Prince Carl Philip of Sweden and Sofia Hellqvist

Prince Carl Philip married model Sofia Hellqvist in a fairytale wedding in Stockholm on June 13, 2015.

Photo Anders Wiklund, TT

2. Prince William and Kate Middleton

On April 29, 2011, history was made when Prince William of Wales wed Kate Middleton at the Westminster Abbey in London.

3. Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly

Actress Grace Kelly was crowned as Princess of Monaco when she and Prince Rainier III of Monaco tied the knot on April 19, 1956.


4. Princess Margaret and Antony Armstrong Jones

A few years after Grace Kelly's nuptials, Princess Margaret was the talk of the town on May 6, 1960 as she said "I do" to photographer and filmmaker,  Antony Armstrong-Jones.

The Royal Order of Sartorial Splendor

5. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Phillip

The royal couple got married on November 20, 1947 at London's Westminster Abbey in front of 2,000 guests.


Keep scrolling to see the restored footage of Princess Diana and Prince Charles' "wedding of the century."

6. Princess Hajah Hafiza Sururul Bolkiah and Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini

The fifth daughter of the Sultan of Brunei, Princess Hajah, married her sweetheart Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini in a colorful affair on September 20, 2012.

7. Prince Charles and Princess Diana

The popular couple exchanged their vows on July 29, 1981 in what was one of the most watched events in TV history.

36 years later, the American Press has released a restored footage of the iconic wedding that captivated the world.

8. King Felipe and Letizia Ortiz

On May 22, 2004, the royal family of Spain celebrated the nuptials of then-Prince Felipe VI to former journalist and news anchor, Letizia Ortiz.

ABC News

9. Prince Albert II and Charlene Wittstock

Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III's son, Prince Albert II of Monaco, wed former Olympic swimmer Charlene Wittstock in July 2011.


10. Prince Guillaume and Countess Stephanie

The heir to the Luxembourg throne, Prince Guillaume, married Belgian Countess Stephanie de Lannoy on October 20, 2012 at the Our Lady of Luxembourg Cathedral.

Daily Mail

11. Prince Willem-Alexander and Maxima Zorreguieta

Prince Willem-Alexander of Orange and former banker Maxima Zorreguieta got hitched on February 2, 2002 in Holland.

Hello! Magazine

12. King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck and Jetsun Pema

The King of Bhutan wed former student Jetsun Pema in a colorful traditional ceremony on October 12, 2011.

International Business Times

Which one of these royal wedding photos is your favorite? Let us know in the comments!

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