History

A history of royal weddings

Explore the major British royal weddings of the past century with clips from BBC television and radio programmes.


The extensive archive highlights how the weddings became global events, watched by millions on television, with every element of the wedding day under scrutiny. The fashions of the assembled crowds may have changed over the years, but many conventions of a royal wedding day live on.


Photo: Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip wave to the crowds on their wedding day, 20 November 1947. (Press Association)

Highlights from BBC programmes Video (9)

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