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A Royal cure for your boredom


CREDIT: HELLO!

As my social life has significantly slowed because of coronavirus, I have found myself with so much more time on my hands at night to binge some good TV. And, five months into my global pandemic journey, I have pretty much exhausted Netflix, Hulu, and the like. So what to turn to when the well runs dry? Royal Weddings, of course!


Here I present to you the six televised Royal Weddings of the modern age and a little cheat sheet about each.



Who: Charles, 32, and Diana, who had just turned 20 that month

How Long the Couple Had Dated: Less than a year

Engagement Date: February 3, 1981 (five months prior); it was officially announced on February 24, 1981

Where: St. Paul's Cathedral, London

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Time of Wedding: 11:20 a.m.

Wedding Dress Designer: Elizabeth and David Emanuel

Tiara Worn: The Spencer Family Heirloom Tiara



Who: Andrew, 26, and Sarah, also 26

How Long the Couple Had Dated: One year

Engagement Date: February 19, 1986 (five months prior) - that date is significant because it was Andrew's 26th birthday; it was officially announced on March 17, 1986

Where: Westminster Abbey, London

Day of the Week: Wednesday

Time of Wedding: 11:30 a.m.

Wedding Dress Designer: Lindka Cierach

Tiara Worn: Floral crown and York Tiara, on loan from the Queen



Who: Edward, 35, and Sophie, 34

How Long the Couple Had Dated: Six years

Engagement Date: January 6, 1999 (six months prior)

Where: St. George's Chapel, Windsor

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time of Wedding: 11 a.m.

Wedding Dress Designer: Samantha Shaw

Tiara Worn: A tiara on loan from the Queen's private collection



Who: William, 28, and Kate, 29

How Long the Couple Had Dated: Eight years

Engagement Date: October 20, 2010 (six months prior); it was officially announced on November 16, 2010

Where: Westminster Abbey, London

Day of the Week: Friday

Time of Wedding: 11 a.m.

Wedding Dress Designer: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen

Tiara Worn: Cartier Scroll Tiara lent by the Queen



Who: Harry, 33, and Meghan, 36

How Long the Couple Had Dated: Two years

Engagement Date: This is up for speculation now - according to the couple it was earlier in November 2017 (so six months prior), but according to the forthcoming book Finding Freedom, it could have been as early as August 2017; it was officially announced on November 27, 2017

Where: St. George's Chapel, Windsor

Day of the Week: Saturday

Time of Wedding: 11 a.m.

Wedding Dress Designer: Clare Waight Keller for Givenchy

Tiara Worn: Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau Tiara, on loan from the Queen


Who: Eugenie, 28, and Jack, 32

How Long the Couple Had Dated: Seven years

Engagement Date: Early January; it was officially announced on January 22, 2018 (nine months prior)

Where: St. George's Chapel, Windsor

Day of the Week: Friday

Time of Wedding: 11 a.m.

Wedding Dress Designer: Peter Pilotto

Tiara Worn: Greville Emerald Kokoshnik Tiara, on loan from the Queen

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