2. Margaret of York and Charles the Bold (1468)

The wedding between the duke of Burgundy and Margaret of York took place despite the desperate grumblings of Louis XI.

The exuberant nuptials took place none the less and even by royal standards the wedding was considered to be a profligate event.

The wedding was led by a massive parade through the streets of Bruges, a parade that to this day is re-enacted each year, and Margaret’s crown that was literally dripping in diamonds and pearls was so valuable, it can now be found on display at the treasury of Aachen Cathedral.

The wedding entertainment was a tournament that attracted some of the highest profile Knights from all over Europe, who displayed their best jousting skills over the days the wedding took place.3

Prince Rainier of Monaco and Grace Kelly (1956)
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