It is no secret that weddings are often stressful and, when it comes to royal weddings, there is more pressure than ever to put on a perfect event. Of course, no matter how much money and help you have at your disposal, there are always surprises and, over the years, members of royalty around the world have had some pretty dramatic moments when it came to their weddings. From shocking scandals to family feuds, throughout history almost every royal wedding has been at least a little dramatic, so here are 13 of the most dramatic and controversial royal wedding moments over the years:
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13. Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson
Back in 1937, Prince Edward, the Duke of Windsor, caused quite the stir when he insisted on marrying an American socialite and divorcee, Wallis Simpson. In early 1938, Edward became the King, but only months into his reign he threw the monarchy into chaos when he decided to marry Simpson who was deemed unacceptable as a prospective Queen consort. In the end, Edward chose love over his title and abdicated the throne which meant his younger brother George VI became King. Following his abdication, he married Simpson on June 3, 1937, and because of the drama he created in Britain, the ceremony was held in France and no members of Edward’s immediate family, who were the British royal family of the time, attended. Despite the scandal, Prince Edward and Wallis Simpson remained married until Edward’s death in 1972.