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Fabulous Royal Wedding Venues
Posted on 01/06/2017

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If there is one thing that royal families know how to do well it's a spectacular wedding. From Charles and Diana getting married at St. Paul's Cathedral to Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier III tying the knot at Monaco's Royal Palace, here are our favorite royal wedding venues.

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  • Almudena Cathedral - Madrid, Spain
    Almudena Cathedral - Madrid, Spain

    On the 22nd of May 2004 the king of Spain, Felipe VI married journalist Latizia Ortiz in a lavish ceremony at Madrid's stunning Almudena Cathedral. The marriage was to become the first royal wedding that Spain had seen in almost a century, and was a welcome distraction for a country that had been in mourning since Madrid was rocked by a devastating terrorist attack which left 191 people dead some two months earlier.

  • Westminster Abbey - London, England
    Westminster Abbey - London, England

    Westminster Abbey was the scene of one of the most recent royal weddings with Prince William and Kate Middle tying the knot here on April 29th 2011. Kate and Williams special day was to become the most anticipated and watched royal wedding in the world. It was estimated that some two billion people tuned in to watch the wedding in every single time zone, with even the crew of the International Space Station, circling high above our planet, watching the joyous event unfold.

  • Prince's Palace of Monaco - Monaco
    Prince's Palace of Monaco - Monaco

    April 19, 1956 was the date of one of the most lavish weddings of the second half of the 20th century, with American actress Grace Kelly marrying the prince of Monaco, Rainier III. The event took place at the Prince's Palace of Monaco with the bride wearing what was to become the most iconic wedding dress in history.

  • Oslo Cathedral - Oslo, Norway
    Oslo Cathedral - Oslo, Norway

    Oslo Cathedral, located unsurprisingly in Norway's capital, was the venue of choice for not one but two royal weddings. In 1968 the king of Norway, Harald V married Sonja Haraldsen at the stunning cathedral. Almost 50 years in 2001 the king's eldest son, Prince Haakon, was married to Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby at the same cathedral as his parents.

  • Oude Kerk - Delft, Netherlands
    Oude Kerk - Delft, Netherlands

    On April 24, 2004 Prince Friso of Orange, second son of Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands, was married to Mabel Wisse Smit at the Oude Kerk in Delft. The Gothic Protestant church, whose name is translated into English as 'Old Church', should not be confused with Amsterdam's very own Oude Kerk. Incidentally Prince Friso's mother, Queen Beatrix, married his father, Claus van Amsberg, at Amsterdam's stunning Westerkerk - Western Church.

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While the 20th century saw the abolition of numerous European monarchies, as well as a significant reduction in the political and ruling power of existing royal families, it does not mean that kings and queens, princes and princess are a thing of the past. If anything our fascination continues to grow as their influenced continues to decline. We are fascinated with everything royal, and nothing gets us more excited than a good old fashioned royal wedding. And to their credit royal families rarely disappoint, throwing lavish ceremonies that we can all only dream of. With this in mind here are our favorite royal wedding venues!

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