History

Royal Weddings at Westminster Abbey.

Westminster Abbey has hosted only sixteen royal weddings in its long history (of reigning monarchs or those who, had it been established at the time, were entitled to the style “Royal Highness”). History records a number of weddings taking place “at Westminster” but this did not necessarily mean at the Abbey. Another probable venue was St Stephen’s chapel in the Palace of Westminster. Whitehall Palace and Greenwich Palace were two of the locations used by Henry VIII. St James’s Palace and St George’s chapel Windsor were also popular with later monarchs and their children. Princess Patricia, a grand-daughter of Queen Victoria, began the modern trend for royal marriages at Westminster Abbey in 1919 and Princess Mary and Elizabeth Bowes Lyon, who married the future George VI, chose to follow her example.

Alexandra, Princess of Kent
Andrew, Prince son of Queen Elizabeth II
Anne, Princess daughter of Queen Elizabeth II
Edmund, Earl of Lancaster to Aveline, daughter of William de Forz
Edward, The Duke of Kent, fourth son of George V
Elizabeth, Princess (later Queen Elizabeth II) & HRH The Duke of Edinburgh
George VI
Henry I, King to Princess Matilda of Scotland
Joan of Acre, daughter of Edward I
Margaret, daughter of Edward I
Margaret, Princess daughter of George VI
Mary, Princess daughter of George V
Patricia, Princess of Connaught
Richard II
Richard, Earl of Cornwall (later King of Germany)
William, Prince to Miss Catherine Middleton