Royal Wedding MADNESS: CRAZIEST Royal Wedding moments – ‘She vomited all over her dress!’
THE royal wedding is fast approaching and Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will be hoping for a romantic – and blooper-free – special day. Not every royal couple has been so lucky.
Meghan Markle and Prince Harry’s whirlwind romance has so far been picture perfect but they know, with the eyes of the world on Windsor next Saturday, their biggest performance is yet to come.
Royal weddings in the past have been glorious and near-mythical affairs – but also plagued by controversy, slapstick disaster and embarrassment.
From projectile vomiting to saying the wrong name, royal weddings often do not go to plan- will Meghan and Harry suffer the same fate?
Express.co.uk looks back at some of the craziest royal wedding moments to occur on the biggest stage of all
’SHE THREW UP EVERYWHERE!’
When Augusta of Saxe-Gotha married Frederick, Prince of Wales, in 1763, she had every reason to feel nervous. She spoke little English, had only met her groom in the days before the wedding, and was only 17 years old.
When she walked down the aisle at the Royal Chapel the nerves finally got the better of her – in explosive fashion.
Augusta vomited all over her own dress – as well as the dress of her new mother-in-law Caroline of Ansbach, the Queen Consort, who was not best pleased.
Nonetheless, the ceremony carried on and the marriage went through, albeit with some of the romance taken out of the situation.
Princess Diana FORGETS Charles’ name
Princess Diana’s wedding to Prince Charles in 1981 was the stuff of fairytales but behind the pomp, glamour and hysteria were a litany of problems.
She suffered a piercing headache all day due to her tiara, had a page girl trip over her famous dress and then spilled perfume down herself just before walking down the aisle.
This could explain why Diana forgot Charles’ name during the ceremony – although the gaffe was more technical thanks to Charles’ four names.
Instead of correctly calling her groom Charles Philip Arthur George, she called him Philip Charles Arthur George – mixing up the first two names.
Charles also slipped up, promising her “thy goods” instead of “my worldly goods”.
Queen suffers lost bouquet and broken tiara
Even Queen Elizabeth II’s wedding was not safe from disaster – although, as ever, Her Majesty cooly navigated all issues on her wedding day.
First her hairdresser accidentally broke the then-Princess Elizabeth’s tiara, sparking a panicked race to repair it in time.
Police escorted the damaged jewels to a workshop where, the Queen’s former jeweller said: “We fixed the tiara that morning, had it sent back to Queen Elizabeth, and then she got married in it”.
However the day still had one final bump when the Queen lost her bouquet of flowers.
Princess Diana’s bouquet designer David Longman revealed: “Well if we go back to the Queen’s wedding in 1947, when you look at the state photographs of all the bridesmaids and the royal guests and there’s the Queen without her bouquet.
“It got lost. So in the middle of their honeymoon, they had to get dressed up again in their wedding clothes and my father had to provide another bouquet for those photographs.
“Now we make two bouquets so that doesn’t happen again.”
Source: EXPRESS CO UK
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