Royal wedding bridesmaids and supporters

    Prince William and Catherine Middleton's choice of attendants for their wedding day continue a long tradition of including royal relatives in their wedding party. Prince William has chosen his brother, Prince Harry, as his best-man (or supporter) and Catherine has chosen her sister Pippa as her Maid of honor.

    Here's a look back at some royal wedding parties from the past.

    Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, Buckingham Palace
    Queen Victoria & Prince Albert
    British Monarchy Flickr
    Queen Victoria & Prince Albert - February 10, 1840

    Supporters: Prince Albert's father, the Duke of Saxe Coburg Gotha and his brother, Prince Ernest, The Hereditary Prince

    12 train bearers - all daughters of peers of the realm

    Prince & Princess of Wales
    Source: Wikipedia
    Albert Edward, Prince of Wales & Princess Alexandra of Denmark - March 10, 1863

    Supporters: His brother-in-law, Crown Prince of Prussia and his uncle Ernest, Duke of Coburg

    Bridesmaids: Eight unmarried daughters of earls and countesses

    Prince George, Duke of York, and Princess May of Teck July 6, 1893

    Supporters: The Groom's father, The Prince of Wales and his uncle, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh.

    Bridesmaids: Nine granddaughters and one great-granddaughter of Queen Victoria:

    Princess Alexandra of Edinburgh, Princess Helena Victoria of Schleswig-Holstein, Princess Victoria Melita of Edinburgh, Princess Victoria and Princess Maud of Wales. Princess Alice of Battenberg, Princess Margaret of Connaught, Princess Beatrice of Edinburgh, Princess Victoria Eugenie of Battenberg and Princess Patricia of Connaught

    Princess Mary
    Source: Wikipedia
    Princess Mary & Viscount Lascelles - February 28, 1922

    Eight bridesmaids, including Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon

    Prince Albert, Duke of York & Lady Elizabeth Bowes Lyon - April 26, 1923

    Supporter/Best man: The Prince of Wales

    Lady Mary Cambridge, Lady May Cambridge, the Hon. Diamond Hardinge, Lady Mary Thynne, Lady Katherine Hamilton, Miss Elizabeth Cator, the Hon. Elizabeth  Elphinstone and the Hon. Cecilia Bowes Lyon

    Princess Marina
    Source: Wikipedia
     Prince George, Duke of Kent and Princess Marina of Greece and Denmark November 29, 1934

    Best man: The Prince of Wales

    Eight bridesmaids: Princess Elizabeth of York, Princesses Irene, Eugenie and Katherine of Greece, Princess Juliana (later Queen) of the Netherlands, the Grand Duchess Kira of Russia, Lady Mary Cambridge and Lady Iris Mountbatten

    Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester & Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott November 6, 1935

    Best men/Supporters: The Prince of Wales and The Duke of York

    Eight bridesmaids: Princess Elizabeth and Princess Margaret. Lady Mary Cambridge, Miss Anne Hawkins, Miss Claire Phipps, Lady Elizabeth Scott, Lady Angela Scott and Miss Moyra Scott.

    Princess Elizabeth & Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten - November 20, 1947

    Supporter/Best man - Prince Philip's first cousin, the third Marquess of Milford Haven

    Eight bridesmaids: HRH Princess Margaret, HRH Princess Alexandra of Kent, Lady Caroline Montagu-Douglas-Scott, Lady Mary Cambridge, Lady Elizabeth Lambart, The Hon. Pamela Mountbatten, The Hon Margaret Elphinstone, The Hon Diana Bowes-Lyon

    Pages: Prince William of Gloucester and Prince Michael of Kent

    Princess Margaret & Antony Armstrong Jones - May 6, 1960

    Best man/Supporter: Dr. Roger W. Gilliatt. Originally Jeremy Fry but he was caught in a scandal. In 1952 he had been arrested in Hyde Park, and fined £2 after pleading "guilty to a minor offense."

    Eight child bridesmaids, including Princess Anne

    Princess Alexandra and her new husband, The Hon. Angus Ogilvy on their wedding day in 1963
    Princess Alexandra & Angus Ogilvy
    Source: British Monarchy - Flickr
     Princess Alexandra & Angus Ogilvy - April 24, 1963

    Supporter/Best man: Hon Peregrine Fairfax

    2 pages and 5 Bridesmaids, including Elizabeth, Archduchess of Austria and Princess Anne

    Princess Anne & Captain Mark Philips November 14, 1973

    Supporter/Best man - Captain Eric Grounds

    Bridesmaid: Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones. Page: Prince Edward. Princess Anne deliberately chose to have only two attendants because of her previous experience as a bridesmaid wrangling 'unruly children.'

    Prince Charles & Lady Diana Spencer July 29, 1981

    Supporters/Best men: Prince Andrew and Prince Edward

    Bridesmaids: Lady Sarah Armstrong Jones, Catherine Cameron, India Hicks, Clementine Hambro, Sarah Jane Gaselee

    Pages: Lord Nicholas Windsor & Edward van Cutsem

    Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson - July 23, 1986

    Supporter/Best man - Prince Edward

    Bridesmaids - Lady Rosanagh Innes-Ker, Miss Laura Fellowes, Miss Zara Philips, Miss Alice Ferguson

    Pages: Prince William, Peter Phillips, Andrew Ferguson, Seamus Makim

    Prince Edward & Sophie Rhys Jones - June 19, 1999

    Supporters/Best man: The Prince of Wales & The Duke of York

    Bridesmaids: Camilla Hadden and Olivia Taylor

    Pageboys: Harry Warburton and Felix Sowerbutts

    Prince William & Catherine Middleton - April 29, 2011

    Best man: Prince Harry
    Maid of Honor: Pippa Middleton

    Bridesmaids: The Lady Louise Windsor, The Hon. Margarita Armstrong-Jones, Miss Grace van Cutsem, Miss Eliza Lopes,

    Pageboys: Master William (Billy) Lowther-Pinkerton, Master Tom Pettifer

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