PHOTOS: Over 60 Years of British Royal Weddings

July 23, 1986: Prince Andrew Marries Sarah Ferguson

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“A crowd of 100,000 clamored to see their first public kiss as man and wife on the balcony of the Palace,” BBC News said. The world embraced Fergie, a lively, career-minded woman who was viewed as more relatable than the remote, icily beautiful Diana. Unfortunately, her love affair with Andrew proved even more short-lived than Charles and Di’s marriage. The Prince and Fergie separated in 1992, just six years after these radiant photos were snapped. They officially divorced in 1996.

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Kevin Wicks

Kevin Wicks founded BBCAmerica.com'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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