Queen Mary was engaged to Prince Albert, the eldest grandson of Queen Victoria. However, he died just weeks before their wedding. As a result, she instead married his brother, Prince George. Because of this, Mary of Teck had not one but two royal wedding dresses designed for her. Unfortunately, little remains of the plans for her first wedding dress, but her second remains iconic.
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!
There are so many traditions that many of us adhere to when marrying. The royal family has a lot of expectations on their weddings, too. But, did you know that a lot of these started with the wedding of Queen Victoria to Prince Albert?
Royal weddings continue to captivate the nation, and this is amplified when the royal in question will rule the country. Especially in times of hardship, it is these figures we look to. Certain weddings shaped the monarchy that we know today. Never has this been truer than with the post-war weddings of King George VI and Elizabeth II.
The 1930s were an unusual period of history. The happiness that followed the end of the Great War came to an abrupt stop in October 1929. The Wall Street Crash culminated in The Great Depression and widespread fear over economics and finance. This ultimately led to the rise in favour of strict right-wing politics and, arguably, the Second World War.