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While last month we featured a roundup of some of the most memorable nuptials of real-life royalty, this month we thought we’d look back at the unions of a different kind of royalty – rock royalty, Hollywood royalty and political royalty.
No one could dispute that during the 1960-70s, Mick and Bianca Jagger reigned over the rock set.
The pair tied the knot on May 12, 1971 in St. Tropez in the south of France.
Bianca donned a white Yves Saint Laurent tuxedo jacket for the affair, sparking a frenzy of replicas all across the globe.
While the pair stayed married for seven years, Bianca later said of their union, “My marriage ended on my wedding day”. She filed for divorce on the grounds of adultery after Mick’s indiscretions with model Jerry Hall.
Falling in love on the set of Cleopatra, Hollywood royalty Elizabeth and Richard (or “Lizzie” and “Dick” as the papers dubbed them) were a dynamic and volatile pair.
Prone to drunken theatrics and overt displays of passion, they married not once, but twice.
Their first union, on March, 15 1964 lasted nearly a decade until their divorce in June 1974, while the second time around, after tying the knot on October 10, 1975 lasted a mere eight months. Of Richard, Elizabeth later said: “I love Richard Burton with every fiber of my soul, but we can’t be together.”
American political royalty, John and Jackie were married September 12, 1953 in Newport, Rhode Island.
While reportedly Jackie’s family initially disapproved of “JFK”, due to his playboy and man-about-town reputation, the couple did receive a special blessing from Pope Pius XII on the day of their wedding.