Queen Elizabeth's tiara broke on her wedding day, and police escorted it to the jeweler for repairs.
Prince Charles (now King Charles III) and Princess Diana both misspoke in their wedding vows.
A horse threw off its rider during Prince William and Kate Middleton's post-ceremony carriage ride.
Queen Elizabeth's tiara broke on the morning of her wedding to Prince Philip in 1947.
A representative from the royal jeweler House of Garrard told Marie Claire's Mehera Bonner in 2021 that Queen Elizabeth's hairdresser broke the Fringe Tiara she wore on her wedding day in 1947.
"On that day, they had it police escorted to the House of Garrard workshops," the House of Garrard representative said. "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!"
Princess Diana accidentally said "Philip Charles" instead of "Charles Philip" in her wedding vows.
King Charles' full name is "Charles Philip Arthur George." CBS News video shows that at the altar, Diana accidentally said "Philip Charles Arthur George."
Charles also flubbed his vows, omitting the word "worldly" when promising to share "all his worldly goods."
Charles said "With this ring I thee wed, with my body I thee honor, and all my goods with thee I share," forgetting to repeat the word "worldly" after the archbishop.
Diana's taffeta dress got wrinkled from being stuffed into a carriage.
"'I remember whispering to David: 'Oh my God, it's creased,'" Elizabeth told the Daily Mail in 2017 of seeing Diana's wedding dress on the big day. "I thought: 'We've got to straighten out that dress.'"
One of Diana's bridesmaids, 5-year-old Clementine Hambro, tripped on the 25-foot train of her wedding dress.
In a 2015 article for the Daily Mail, bridesmaid Clementine Hambro wrote that she tripped over Diana's dress as the wedding party walked up to the balcony of Buckingham Palace.
"On the way, I slipped on the wooden floor and banged my head. Diana picked me up and comforted me and asked if I had bumped my bottom," she wrote.
During Prince William and Kate Middleton's carriage ride following their 2011 wedding, a horse went rogue.
ABC News reported that a horse in the Blues and Royals horse guard got spooked by the crowds, threw off its rider, and ran off during William and Kate's post-ceremony carriage ride. The rider and the horse were both unharmed.
Meghan Markle's wedding bouquet was supposed to be bigger, but some unseasonably cold weather "ruined" Harry's plan to pick the flowers himself.
Per Vanity Fair, in an interview for the 2018 Windsor Castle exhibit "A Royal Wedding: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex," Meghan revealed that Harry had planned to pick flowers for her wedding bouquet from their private garden at Kensington Palace, but was thwarted by a spring cold snap.
"We didn't have as many flowers in our little garden as we had hoped for because I think it snowed at Easter! That kind of ruined the whole thing!" Harry said.
The small bouquet was still significant in other ways. A statement from Kensington Palace shared that the bouquet included forget-me-nots, which were Diana's favorite flower.
"The couple specifically chose them to be included in Ms. Markle's bouquet to honor the memory of the late Princess on this special day," the statement read.
Sophie-Alexandra Evekink, now known as Princess Sophie, fainted during her wedding to Prince Ludwig of Bavaria.
Sophie, a doctoral student at Oxford University, married Ludwig, a lawyer who is the great-great grandson of the last King of Bavaria, King Ludwig III, on May 20 at the Theatine Church in Munich, Germany. The Bavarian monarchy is purely symbolic today, having been dissolved in 1918.
According to the German outlet Bild, Sophie fainted during her vows and was caught by Ludwig. The outlet also reported that Sophie felt better after having a sip of Coke, and the ceremony was able to continue.
"The groomsmen rushed over," a wedding guest told the outlet. "We are glad that she felt well again straight away."
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