A ring that was too small, a split tiara, and more: 5 troubles that happened at royal weddings
Hopeless romantics imagine royal weddings like this: the titled persons exchange heartfelt vows and then enjoy how perfectly everything was taken care of by the organizers. In reality, it's not quite like that. Even though months are spent preparing for the ceremony, something can go wrong, even for monarchs.
What troubles and cute curiosities have happened at the weddings of royalty? Find out in the article by OBOZ.UA.
1. Elizabeth II and Philip
Queen Elizabeth II of Great Britain and her chosen one Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, got married in November 1947. The bride decided to wear the diamond tiara of her grandmother, Queen Mary. Unfortunately, no one noticed beforehand that this jewelry was defective. It split when the hairdresser was attaching it to the veil. This upset Elizabeth greatly...
The court jeweler then took the jewel to the royal jewelry house Garrard, had it repaired, and managed to return it to the bride before the ceremony.
2. Princess Diana and Prince Charles
On her wedding day to Prince Charles on July 29, 1981, Princess Diana accidentally spilled almost the entire bottle of her favorite fragrance, Quelques Fleurs, on her dress. The perfume left a yellow stain on her dress.
A few hours later, the Princess of Wales got into a carriage that she could barely fit into because of the magnificence of the train, and got out of the vehicle with a crumpled dress. Do you think that's all? No! Lady Dee wore the Spencer family tiara during the wedding. This jewel, decorated with flowers and diamonds in a silver frame, was too heavy. So the bride had to endure a headache during the ceremony.
3. Kate Middleton and Prince William
On April 29, 2011, the wedding of the future heir to the British crown, Prince William and Princess Kate Middleton, took place. Before the important event, the bride was on a strict diet, so she decided to play it safe and asked to reduce the size of the engagement ring so that it would not be too big (she had a similar problem with her engagement ring).
The jewelers fulfilled the request. However, Katherine forgot to try on the jewelry before the celebration. So, during the wedding, William had to try to get the ring to fit on his fiancée's finger. He managed to do it not on the first try.
4. Fabiola and Baudouin I
Queen Fabiola of Belgium and King Baudouin I of Belgium had a lavish wedding on December 15, 1960. Her Majesty was a Catholic, so she kept a strict Christmas fast before the celebration. Perhaps she was restricting herself too much in her diet. After all, during the ceremony, after a four-hour service, she almost fainted.
5. Lady Gabriella Windsor and Thomas Kingston
In 2019, the great-niece of Queen Elizabeth II, British writer and editor Lady Gabriella Windsor got married to financier Thomas Kingston. This couple's ceremony was also not without some cute curiosities. When the bride was walking down the aisle, her bridesmaids, who were following, accidentally (maybe deliberately) stepped on a six-meter veil several times. This made it difficult for the lady to walk, and her tiara moved slightly. So, she slowed down, and the hairdresser quickly adjusted the tiara.