Special Report

30 of the Largest Royal Weddings

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> Date: Feb. 18, 2000
> Attendance: 40,000

King Letsie III of Lesotho married Karabo Motsoeneng at a soccer stadium in the nation’s capital of Maseru.

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> Date: 1981
> Attendance: 20,000

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed al Nahyan of Abu Dhabi and Princess Salama were married in an arena built for the event. With a price tag of roughly $100 million, their wedding remains one of the most expensive ceremonies to date.

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> Date: July 12, 2012
> Attendance: 4,000

Prince Tupouto’a ‘Ulukalala of Tonga and Sinaitakala Tu’imatamoana ‘i Fanakavakilangi Fakafanua were married at Centenary Church in Nuku’alofa, Tonga.

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> Date: July 29, 1981
> Attendance: 3,500

Princess Diana and Prince Charles of the United Kingdom were married at St. Paul’s Cathedral in London in a televised ceremony viewed by 750 million people worldwide.

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> Date: Sept. 23, 2012
> Attendance: 3,000

Princess Hajah Hafizah Sururul Bolkiah of Brunei and Pengiran Haji Muhammad Ruzaini were married at the sultan of Brunei’s 1,700-room palace.