PHOTOS: The pageantry of the past Over the last century, royal weddings have become grand public spectacles. Thousands gather to watch shows of uncommon refinement—and ordinary optimism. macleans.ca November 25, 2010 Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email 2 [gallery2 order=”DESC” columns=”2″ exclude=”159405″] Twitter Facebook Google+ Share LinkedIn Reddit Email Filed under: engagement history Kate Middleton marriage monarchy Prince William Princess Diana Royal family royal wedding royals royalty Advertisement About this author macleans.ca Macleans.ca administrator Other articles Think you’re a trivia champ? Try our Quiz, and take on our Genius Maclean's on the Hill: Who speaks most in the House of Commons? + 16 more posts this week Advertisement Post navigation Previous Trevor Greene: ‘I am still alive. This is my thank-you letter.’ Next Read the best we have to offer with the new Maclean’s app.