PHOTOS: Over 60 Years of British Royal Weddings

July 23, 1986: Prince Andrew Marries Sarah Ferguson


The daughter of Prince Charles’ polo manager and a close friend of Princess Diana, Sarah Ferguson, the Duchess of York, was 26 when she walked down the aisle with Prince Andrew at Westminster Abbey. BBC News explained, “Inside, 2,000 people, amid 30,000 flowers, watched the bride make her four-minute walk up the blue-carpeted aisle, sweeping a 17-foot train behind her. The Duchess looked radiant in her ivory duchesse satin dress, next to the Duke – four months her junior – in the ceremonial day dress of a naval lieutenant.”

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded's Anglophenia blog back in 2005 and has been translating British culture for an American audience ever since. While not British himself—he was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri—he once received inordinate hospitality in London for sharing the name of a dead but beloved EastEnders character. His Anglophilia stems from a high school love of Morrissey, whom he calls his "gateway drug" into British culture.
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