Royal Weddings 2011

A Year of Royal Weddings

A Year of Royal Weddings

From England to Bhutan, royal couples around the world made things official this year. Prince William and Kate Middleton, who dated for about a decade, clearly take the crown for most anticipated wedding, but they were followed by a Summer of royal love.

Monaco's longtime bachelor ruler Prince Albert finally said "I do" to Charlene Wittstock in a lavish multiday event in July, despite rumors that the South African beauty tried to flee. And by August, royal watchers had their focus back on the UK, where the Queen's eldest granddaughter, Zara Phillips, married rugby player Mike Tindall in a Stewart Parvin frock and tiara from her mother, Princess Anne.

Come Fall, Spain's infamous 85-year-old billionaire Duchess of Alba married for the third time and Asia's former prince charming, King Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck of Bhutan, wed fellow Oxford grad Ashi Jetsun Pema in a colorful ceremony. See a photo album of the year's regal weddings now!

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