The British royal family has been around for a long time — much, much longer than photography. But starting with the 1863 wedding of Princess Alexandra of Denmark to Prince Edward, Queen Victoria's heir apparent, photographers have documented their majesties' marriages with increasing thoroughness. Below, photos of happy couples, romantic carriage rides, blissful balcony appearances, adoring crowds, and one very fancy cake, in FOTO's royal-wedding scrapbook.Hulton Archive/Getty Images ALEXANDRA AND EDWARD W. and D. Downey/Getty Images MARY AND GEORGE PA Images via Getty Images ELIZABETH AND ALBERT Topical Press Agency/Getty Images STEADFAST SPECTATORS Bettmann Archive WALLIS AND EDWARD British Combine/The LIFE Picture Collection/Getty Images ELIZABETH AND PHILIP Popperfoto/Getty Images DOWN THE AISLE Bentley Archive/Popperfoto/Getty Images A CARRIAGE RIDE Keystone/Getty Images A GREETING J. A. Hampton/Getty Images A VERY FANCY CAKE Topical Press Agency/Getty Images GOOD SEATS Picture Post/Getty Images UP PERISCOPE E. Brookes/Getty Images WELL WISHERS Lichfield/Getty Images DIANA AND CHARLES Lichfield/Getty Images BRIDESMAIDS Hulton Archive/Getty Images AT ST. PAUL'S Princess Diana Archive/Getty Images ANOTHER CARRIAGE RIDE Tim Graham/Getty Images A KISS Keystone/Getty Images MATCHING HATS Pool/Getty Images CAMILLA AND CHARLES WPA Pool/Getty Images WILL AND KATE John Phillips/UK Press via Getty Images JUST WED PRINCESS ELIZABETH'S DRESS
Correction: An earlier version of this article referred to Prince Albert's older brother, who abdicated the British throne in 1936, as James. His name was Edward.
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