If it wasn’t for American socialite Wallis Simpson, The Royal Family as we now know it would be completely unrecognisable. Edward VIII abdicated in order to marry her in 1937. As a result, his brother, Prince Albert became King George VI.
The princes Andrew, Edward and Charles are Queen Elizabeth II’s sons. Therefore, as they are so closely related to the monarch, their weddings are of great interest to the country. More than that, their offspring come first in line to be the future rulers of the country. And, above all else, the population loves a royal spectacle!
Think about the 1960s and it’s hard not to think of music: The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Lulu… One other thing they had in common were their weddings, and iconic wedding dresses. There was no overriding style of fashion, and as a result there are plenty of different types of wedding gowns. Above all, the 60s were a decade of iconic wedding dresses.
Elizabeth Taylor, as well as being an acclaimed actress of the 1950s and ’60s, was also a prolific bride! As she was a style icon, her private life received almost as much scrutiny as her characters on screen. And, she clearly loved marriages, or at least weddings, as she tied the knot eight times.
There are some couples whose names are so synonymous with each other that it is hard to imagine them apart. Romeo and Juliet; Marge and Homer; John and Yoko.