wilhelmina henry
Emma of Waldeck and Pyrmont

The wedding of Queen Wilhelmina and Duke Henry

On 7 February 1901, the young Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands married Duke Henry of Mecklenburg-Schwerin. He was one of three candidates who had been considered for the young Queen. Any British candidates had been vetoed because of the Boer War, and even Emperor Wilhelm II butted in and declared that only a German Prince [read more]

Diana Princess of Wales

Looking back at the wedding of Prince Charles and Diana

Over 750 million worldwide watched as Lady Diana Spencer married Prince Charles and their wedding day was a public holiday in the United Kingdom. St Paul’s Cathedral was chosen as the site for their wedding over Westminster Abbey, as St Paul’s offered more seating and allowed for a longer procession through the streets of London. [read more]

Countess Géraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Appony

A Royal Wedding in Albania

Today, 8 October 2016, Prince Leka of Albania (or King Leka II of Albania as he is known by royalists) will marry his longtime fiancee Elia Zaharia. This is only the second-ever royal wedding in Albania, the first being the wedding of his grandfather King Zog I and Countess Géraldine Apponyi de Nagy-Appony. Countess Géraldine was [read more]