Timeline of past royal weddings, scandals and scoundrels 1900 - present
Created by voaweb on Mar 25, 2011
Last updated: 05/12/11 at 04:45 PM
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Prince William's cousin, Zara Phillips, daughter of Princess Anne, will marry the captain of England's rugby team, Mike Tindall.
Prince William married Catherine (Kate) Middleton whom he met in 2001. The wedding ceremony took place at Westminster Abbey.
The Former Duchess of York, Sarah Ferguson, is caught on film willing to sell access to her former husband, Prince Andrew, for more than $800,000.
Prince Charles marries longtime love Camilla Parker Bowles at Windsor Castle, making her the Duchess of Cornwall. The couple met in 1972 and were linked romantically off-and-on for 25 years, despite both being married.
Prince Edward marries PR-executive Sophie Rhys-Jones. They become the Earl and Countess of Wessex. They have two children: Princess Lady Louise (2004) and Viscount Severn (2007).
Diana, Princess of Wales is killed in a car accident in Paris, sparking widespread public mourning of the death of one of the most popular royals.
Prince Andrew , Duke of York marries Sarah Ferguson, making her Duchess of York. They have two daughters: Beatrice (1988) and Eugenie (1990). The marriage falls apart in 1992 after the princess is repeatedly spotted with other men.
Prince Charles, Prince of Wales marries Lady Diana Spencer, 20, at St. Paul's Cathedral. Millions watched the ceremony worldwide. They have two sons: Prince William (1982) and Prince Harry (1984). They divorced in 1996 after multiple mutual accusations of adultery.
The attempt was made after ambushing her car and shooting four people including her bodyguard. Ball was charged with attempted murder, kidnapping and was imprisoned under the Mental Health Act.
Princess Anne is Queen Elizabeth's only daughter. She and Phillips have two children: Peter and Zara. They divorced in 1992. Later that year, Princess Anne marries Timothy Laurence, an officer in the Royal Navy.
Queen Elizabeth's sister Princess Margaret marries Antony Armstrong-Jones. The couple has two children: Viscount Linley and Lady Sarah. Princess Margaret divorced in 1978. It was the first royal divorce since King Henry VIII.
Princess Elizabeth's father, King George VI dies during her tour of Africa and Asia with her husband, Prince Phillip. She ascends the throne at age 25, and is crowned Queen Elizabeth II on June 2, 1953.
Princess Elizabeth, who will become Queen Elizabeth II, marries Philip Mountbatten, later the Duke of Edinburgh. They have four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward.
Edward is forced to choose between the crown and marrying a two-time divorcee who would not be an acceptable queen. He chooses to abdicate. They marry in a small ceremony in France. She becomes the Duchess of Windsor. His brother, Prince Albert is crowned King George VI, his wife becomes the Queen Mother
King Edward VIII, Prince Albert's older brother, abdicates the throne to marry "the woman I love" twice-divorced American socialite Wallis Simpson.
Prince Albert, later King George VI, marries Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, later known as the Queen Mother. They have two daughters: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret.