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A Brief History Of Everything That's Gone Wrong At Royal Weddings

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However painstakingly you prepare for every eventuality, it’s almost a given that something will go wrong on your wedding day, so spare a thought for the royal family, for whom the stakes are significantly higher: it must be something to do with the fact their ceremonies are broadcast to millions of people around the world, so any mistakes will inevitability make it into the history books – or at least become the subject of some particularly incisive memes in the aftermath of the big day.

The lead up to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle certainly hasn't been without drama - the 'will he, won't he' saga surrounding the attendance of the bride's father, Thomas Markle, inevitably springs to mind - so we imagine that at this late stage, the happy couple are probably crossing their fingers to ward off any last minute mishaps.

What could possibly go wrong on the day, you ask? From Queen Elizabeth's broken tiara to Wills and Kate's recalcitrant (but scene-stealing) bridesmaids via Princess Diana's mixed up marital vows, history tells us that things often go slightly awry at royal weddings (because months and months of meticulous planning can only get you so far, after all). With Harry and Meghan's nuptials just hours away, we've looked back at all the times things didn't quite go to plan. Brides and grooms-to-be, look away now...