Royal weddings galore as Beatrice is next to tie the knot

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The Windsors have enjoyed a host of royal weddings over the past 18 months – all of them at St George’s Chapel.

Now Princess Beatrice is set to marry next year after a whirlwind relationship with wealthy property developer Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi.

Prince Harry and American former Suits star Meghan Markle began the run of romantic ceremonies in May 2018.

The couple, now the Duke and Duchess of Sussex, pledged their love for one another at a star-studded service in Windsor Castle’s 15th-century Gothic St George’s.

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Meghan Markle heads up the aisle of St George’s Chapel (Danny Lawson/PA)

An emotional Harry was captivated by his bride as they met at the altar, telling her: “You look amazing. I missed you.”

Crowds flocked to see the newlyweds and the new Duke and Duchess of Sussex kissed on the West Steps of the chapel.

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Harry and Meghan kiss as they leave St George’s Chapel (Ben Stansall/PA)

There was drama in the run-up to the big day, with Meghan’s father Thomas Markle pulling out of walking her through the Quire to the altar due to illness, and after being caught staging paparazzi photographs.

The year’s second royal wedding came in October, when another of the Queen’s grandchildren, Princess Eugenie – Beatrice’s sister – married tequila brand ambassador Jack Brooksbank.

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Princess Eugenie and her new husband Jack Brooksbank outside St George’s Chapel in Windsor Castle (Victoria Jones/PA)

Her exuberant mother Sarah, Duchess of York was back centre stage after years as an outcast from the Windsors.

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Sarah, Duchess of York, Princess Beatrice, and the bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte, wave at Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank (Toby Melville/PA)

Inside the church, the prince and his second cousin, Savannah Phillips, got up to mischief, with Savannah pretending to play a trumpet, delighting George, who later clamped his hand over his mouth when he realised they had been spotted.

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The bridesmaids and page boys, including Prince George and Princess Charlotte (Yui Mok/PA)

Eugenie’s dress was designed by Peter Pilotto and Christopher De Vos, and was created with a low back at the princess’s request to show her long scar from an operation she underwent aged 12 to correct a curvature of her spine.

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Eugenie proudly showing her scar from her surgery for scoliosis (Toby Melville/PA)

A few months later, in May 2019, the royals gathered once again for more family celebrations when Lady Gabriella Windsor married financier Thomas Kingston.

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Newlyweds Thomas Kingston and Lady Gabriella Windsor pose on the steps of the chapel (Chris Jackson/PA)

Philip made a rare public appearance to join the Queen and other royals at the wedding, with Harry leaving Meghan and newborn son Archie at home to attend the ceremony.

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The Duke of Edinburgh chats to the Duke of Sussex as they leave after the wedding (Steve Parsons/PA)

Her tiara was a Russian Fringe-style tiara also worn by her grandmother Princess Marina, Duchess of Kent, and mother Princess Michael of Kent, on their wedding days.

Bridesmaids on the chapel steps following Lady Gabriella’s wedding (Victoria Jones/PA)

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