Royal weddings are often lavish events. But they’re not just happy occasions for the couple and their families — they attract global media attention, high-profile guests, and jubilant crowds.
From horse-drawn carriages to decadent cakes and wedding dresses whose trains seem to billow for miles, here are stunning photos from royal wedding celebrations around the world.
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Kei Moriya and Princess Ayako
Japanese Princess Ayako and her husband Kei Moriya bow their heads during worship at the Meiji Shrine after their wedding ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, on October 29, 2018.
Ayako gave up her royal status to marry a commoner.
Jack Brooksbank and Princess Eugenie
Prince Andrew, Duke of York, walks Princess Eugenie down the aisle at St. George’s Chapel on October 12, 2018, in Windsor, England.
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex, and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex
Prince Harry, Duke of Sussex and Meghan Markle, Duchess of Sussex, leave following their wedding ceremony in St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on May 19, 2018 in Windsor, England.
Prince Joel Dawit Makonnen Haile Selassie and Princess Ariana Makonnen of Ethiopia
Princess Ariana Makonnen of Ethiopia walks down the aisle on her wedding day at Debre Genet Medhane Alem Ethiopian Orthodox Tewahido Church in Washington, DC, on September 9, 2017.
Prince Willem Alexander and Princess Maxima Zorreguieta of the Netherlands
Dutch Crown Prince Willem Alexander and his new bride Crown Princess Maxima Zorreguieta arrive February 2, 2002, at the Royal Palace in Amsterdam, Holland, after their wedding.
Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia of Sweden
Prince Carl Philip of Sweden dances with his new wife Princess Sofia of Sweden at their marriage ceremony at The Royal Palace on June 13, 2015, in Stockholm.
Kanjeng Pangeran Haryo Notonegoro and Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hayu of Indonesia
Kanjeng Pangeran Haryo Notonegoro and Gusti Kanjeng Ratu Hayu wave to crowds while on their journey by carriage as part of their royal wedding on October 23, 2013, in Yogyakarta, Indonesia.
Prince Charles and Princess Diana of Wales
Lady Diana Spencer, soon to become the Princess of Wales, turns as her bridesmaids set her train on arrival at Saint Paul’s Cathedral for her wedding to Prince Charles in London, July 29, 1981.
Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg
Princess Claire of Luxembourg and Prince Felix Of Luxembourg are seen during their wedding ceremony at the Basilique Sainte Marie-Madeleine on September 21, 2013, in Saint-Maximin-La-Sainte-Baume, France.
Hisanaga Shimazu and (former) Princess Suga of Japan
Takako Shimazu, formerly Princess Suga until she married a commoner, and her husband Hisanaga Shimazu, a bank clerk, laugh during a news conference following their wedding ceremony in Tokyo in this March 10, 1960.
Christopher O’Neill and Princess Madeleine of Sweden
Christopher O’Neill and Princess Madeleine of Sweden are taken by horse and carriage from the Royal Palace of Stockholm to Riddarholmen after their wedding at The Royal Palace on June 8, 2013, in Stockholm, Sweden.
Prince Rainier and Grace Kelly of Monaco
Grace Kelly walks up the aisle of Monaco Cathedral, on the arm …read more
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