Weddings must take place in specific churches
Westminster Abbey has been the popular choice for the grandest royal weddings for almost a century. King George V’s daughter Mary married there in 1922, Queen Elizabeth’s parents in wed at Westminster in 1923, and the Queen Elizabeth’s own wedding took place there amidst great fanfare in 1947.
Kate and William chose the historic church for their nuptials in 2011. The much larger St. Paul’s Cathedral was where Prince Charles and Princess Diana wed. St. George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle has been the scene of royal weddings that were not bank holidays. Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles received a blessing in the chapel following a civil ceremony at Windsor’s Guildhall in 2005 and, of course, it’s where Prince Harry and Meghan are tying the Windsor knot later this month.