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.