The 'other' royal weddings
Independent charity Historic Royal Palaces will be marking this year’s royal wedding with a month of Tweets, videos and blog posts, revealing the stories, spectacles, scandals and (occasional) romances of centuries of royal weddings.
The fascinating stories will include:
• Which King was too drunk to walk down the aisle?
• Which Queen was responsible for popularising the white wedding dress?
• Which royal wedding ended in bloodshed?
Courtesy of Historic Royal Palaces’ curators, historians and experts, the public are invited to discover the dramatic transformation of royal weddings over time - and their influence on contemporary culture.
For more details on any of Historic Royal Palaces’ royal wedding online activities, please contact Tim Powell on 07827 308 638 or at firstname.lastname@example.org
Notes to editors
Historic Royal Palaces is the independent charity that looks after the Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, the Banqueting House and Kew Palace. We help everyone explore the story of how monarchs and people have shaped society, in some of the greatest palaces ever built.
We receive no funding from the Government or the Crown, so we depend on the support of our visitors, members, donors, volunteers and sponsors. These palaces are owned by The Queen on behalf of the nation, and we manage them for the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport.
We believe in four principles. Guardianship: giving these palaces a future as long and valuable as their past. Discovery: encouraging people to make links with their own lives and today’s world. Showmanship: doing everything with panache. Independence: having our own point of view and finding new ways to do our work. www.hrp.org.uk Registered charity number 1068852