FROM ‘ELLA ENCHANTED’ TO ‘THE CROWN,’ NUPTIALS INVOLVING PRINCESSES, QUEENS AND OTHER MEMBERS OF ROYALTY HAVE BEEN A FREQUENT SCREEN SETTING.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are just hours away from tying the knot at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle, with the pair’s engagement announced at the end of November.
Weddings have long been a popular component of movies and TV shows. For many viewers, the only thing more romantic than a wedding is one that’s royal. While projects likeThe Crown and The Young Victoria featured ceremonies based on real-life courtships, other productions like The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement and Gossip Girl have taken inspiration from the royal lifestyle to depict elaborate nuptials.
As the latest royal wedding approaches, take a look at similar ceremonies from movies and TV shows.
‘The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement’ (2004)
In the sequel to the 2001 film, The Princess Diaries 2: Royal Engagement finds recent college graduate Mia (Anne Hathaway) coming to terms with the fact that she must take over the role as Queen of Genovia when her grandmother Clarisse (Julie Andrews) steps down from the throne. The only way Mia can ensure the she will be next in line for the title is if gets married by the end of the month. While much of the film follows Mia’s journey to find a husband, Clarisse ends up as a bride at the end of the film when she spontaneously marries her longtime bodyguard Joe (Hector Elizondo).
‘Marie Antoinette’ (2006)
At the age of 15, Austria native Marie Antoinette (Kirsten Dunst) marries Louis XVI of France (Jason Schwartzman) to form an alliance between the two rival countries. While they have an elaborate wedding with more than 6,000 guests in attendance, the marriage has a rocky start when they are pressured to immediately produce a new heir to the throne.