Royal wedding disasters
From drunken kings to runaway horses, even royal weddings have their share of flubs. Here are some of the more memorable that have gone down in history.
No shut-eye for the groom
Wedding day jitters weren’t the only thing that kept Prince William up all night before he tied the knot with the lovely former Kate Middleton – the ruckus and hubbub from all his supportive yet noisy well-wishers were also to blame. “They were singing and cheering all night long, so the excitement of that, the nervousness of me and everyone singing – I slept for about half an hour,” William said, according to The Daily Mail.
Something borrowed, something blue, and something broken?
Even the unflappable Queen Elizabeth II had to deal with a wedding mishap: her broken tiara. “The Fringe Tiara was given to Queen Elizabeth on her wedding day, and the hairdresser broke it,” royal jeweller House of Garrard told Marie Claire in an interview. “On that day, they had police escort it to the House of Garrard workshops. We fixed the tiara that morning, had it sent back to Queen Elizabeth, and then she got married in it. You don’t expect the royals to have those sorts of mix-ups, but they do!”