From Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank to Meghan Markle and Prince Harry and of course, Prince William and Duchess Kate Middleton we’ve all eagerly watched in recent years as the royals have been married off in lavish picturesque ceremonies. From the anticipation leading up to the big day to the reveal of the bride’s gown, most royal weddings look romantic and perfect.
Unfortunately, things haven’t always gone so smoothly on royal wedding days throughout the ages. While Duchess Meghan Markle had to deal with her father backing out of her wedding at the last minute, in the late 18th century, King George IV wept through his entire ceremony. Meanwhile, both Prince Charles and Princess Diana wanted to back out, with the Princess of Wales calling her wedding the worst day of her life. From shattered tiaras to vomit, here are the most disastrous royal weddings throughout time. Honestly, these weddings give the Red Wedding on Game of Thrones a run for its money.
1. Princess Diana’s perfume debacle
Princess Diana and Prince Charles weren’t exactly eager to exchange vows on their wedding day back in 1981. In the documentary, Diana: In Her Own Words, the princess confessed that it was the worst day of her life. She said, “I went upstairs, had lunch with my sisters who were there, and I said, “I can’t marry him. I can’t do this. This is absolutely unbelievable.”
In fact, she was so distraught on her big day that she spilled an entire bottle of perfume on her wedding dress. Just before she walked down the aisle, the princess went to dab her exclusive fragrance – Quelques Fleurs by Houbigant Paris – on her wrist, but she spilled the entire thing down the front of her dress. Throughout the ceremony, she covered the stains with her hands.