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May 18th, 2018, 07:09 AM
1923: QUEEN ELIZABETH AND KING GEORGE VI: The royal couple spent two weeks at Polesden Lacey, a manor house in Surrey.

1937: KING EDWARD VII AND WALLIS SIMPSON: They took a trip to the hills of Gailtal, Austria where they stayed at the country-luxe castle of Schloss Wasserleonburg.

1947: PRINCESS ELIZABETH AND PHILIP MOUNTBATTEN: They spent their honeymoon at Birkhill Lodge, part of the Balmoral Estate in Hampshire and home of Philip's uncle, Lord Mountbatten.

1956: GRACE KELLY AND PRINCE RAINIER III OF MONACO: Following their wedding, she and Rainier took a seven-week Mediterranean cruise on his yacht, Deo Juvante II, and made a stop at the Hotel Formentor in Mallorca.

1981: PRINCESS DIANA AND PRINCE CHARLES: They spent their honeymoon sailing the Mediterranean aboard the royal yacht Britannia. Afterward they visited Scotland, where the rest of the royal family had gathered at Balmoral, and spent time in a hunting lodge by the estate.

2011: DUCHESS KATE AND PRINCE WILLIAM:After their globally broadcast wedding at Westminster Abbey, the two set off for a honeymoon on a private island in the Seychelles.

2018: Prince Harry and Meghan Markle*are headed to Namibia after the royal wedding. But their honeymoon will be delayed, they'll join the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall, at Prince Charles's 70th Birthday Patronage Celebration in the Gardens of Buckingham Palace.

Princess Diana did not “obey”. Diana was the first royal bride to omit “obey” from her wedding vows taken from The Book of Common Prayer. Kate Middleton followed suit.

Royal weddings aren’t cheap: Prince William’s wedding to Kate Middleton reportedly cost $34 million, with $32 million of that going to pay for security. Kate’s dress by Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen cost the queenly sum of $434,000.

Meghan Markle is old by royal standards: At 36, Meghan Markle will be the oldest royal bride when she marries Prince Harry Saturday.

The wedding will take place at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. Markle's father, Thomas, will not be walking her down that aisle. He has recently had a heart attack and is unable to attend the wedding.

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The Archbishop of Canterbury, Justin Welby,*will officiate*the couple's vows, and the Dean of Windsor and the Right Reverend, David Conner, will conduct the rest of the service.

The wedding venue holds a central location in the history of the royal family. Windsor Castle, west of London, is one of Queen Elizabeth II's main residences. The 15th-Century chapel is as historic but more intimate than Westminster Abbey, where Prince William married Kate Middleton in 2011. The queen is also very involved in the College of St. George.

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After the ceremony, the royal couple will*undertake a carriage procession from St. George's Chapel through Windsor Town and then return to Windsor Castle. They will ride the Ascot Landau carriage.


Wedding guests are slated to meet the pair for a reception at St. George's Hall.*

Harry’s father, Prince Charles, will hold a private reception later that evening for the newlyweds, with close friends and family members in attendance at an undisclosed location.

Unfortunately for onlookers, Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will not follow royal tradition and kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace. St. George's Chapel, where the couple will be saying "I do," is quite a distance from Buckingham Palace and logistically, it won't work out.

Titles are a big deal in the royal family: When she marries Harry, Meghan will automatically become Her Royal Highness, Princess Henry of Wales. If the Queen opts to change Harry’s name to the Duke of Sussex, as expected, Meghan will become the Duchess of Sussex.

Oh, there is so much more......but this will be the end of the royal weddings. Hope you've enjoyed!