Regal weddings
William and Kate are the only the latest royal couple to capture the public imagination
On April 29, 2011, Kate Middleton follows in line with many regal brides before her - both in Britain and across the globe - and becomes a princess. Getty

An heir to the British throne is engaged to marry a young, glamorous Londoner who has become the object of tabloid fascination. Sound familiar? On April 29 at 11 a.m., Prince William, second in line to the throne, will marry long-time girlfriend Kate Middleton at Westminster Abbey. Upon their wedding, William likely will receive one of several dukedoms and his bride will take on the title of duchess. Theirs is just the latest in a long, (generally) proud tradition of regal nuptials. A look back at 80 years royal weddings.



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