Flash Back: Royal weddings: Prince Edward and Sophie Wessex

On 19 June, 1999, Prince Edward made his way to St George
On 19 June, 1999, Prince Edward made his way to St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle, to marry public relations consultant Sophie Rhys-Jones. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The couple, who had met at a tennis match in 1993, had a relatively simple royal wedding at St George’s Chapel, with no ceremonial state or military involvement. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The couple, who had met at a tennis match in 1993, had a relatively simple royal wedding at St George’s Chapel, with no ceremonial state or military involvement. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
The nuptials were a significant TV event across the world with 200 million viewers tuning in to see Queen Elizabeth
The nuptials were a significant TV event across the world with 200 million viewers tuning in to see Queen Elizabeth’s youngest son wed his bride. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
For her big day Sophie wore a silk organza Samantha Shaw dress, decorated with 325,000 crystals and pearls. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
For her big day Sophie wore a silk organza Samantha Shaw dress, decorated with 325,000 crystals and pearls. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Holding her veil in place, Sophie wore a tiara made up of four open scrollwork motifs. [GETTY]
Holding her veil in place, Sophie wore a tiara made up of four open scrollwork motifs. [GETTY]
Children of the couple
Children of the couple’s friends served as Sophie’s flower girls; Camilla Hadden, Olivia Taylor, and page boys; Felix Sowerbutts, and Harry Warburton. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
17-year-old Prince William attended the nuptials alongside his younger brother Prince Harry, 15, and his cousin Princess Beatrice, 11. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
17-year-old Prince William attended the nuptials alongside his younger brother Prince Harry, 15, and his cousin Princess Beatrice, 11. Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Edward, 35, who was bestowed with the title of Earl of Wessex on his wedding day, declined photographers Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES
Prince Edward, 35, who was bestowed with the title of Earl of Wessex on his wedding day, declined photographers Photo (C) GETTY IMAGES

Prince Edward, 35, who was bestowed with the title of Earl of Wessex on his wedding day, declined photographers’ requests to kiss Sophie, 34, as they left the chapel. [GETTY IMAGES]
Prince Edward, 35, who was bestowed with the title of Earl of Wessex on his wedding day, declined photographers’ requests to kiss Sophie, 34, as they left the chapel. [GETTY IMAGES]
Edward
Edward’s mother, Queen Elizabeth, looked lovely in a floor-length lilac frock. The monarch finished off her look with a diamond hairslide and a purple feather feature [GETTY IMAGES]
After the ceremony, a procession of open-topped, horse-drawn carriages carried Edward and Sophie to the reception at St George
After the ceremony, a procession of open-topped, horse-drawn carriages carried Edward and Sophie to the reception at St George’s Hall in Windsor. [GETTY IMAGES]
Source: HELLO MAGAZINE