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bramair 11-06-2003 03:14 PM

Engagement Period for royals
 
I am curious. Does anyone know which royal couples have had the shortest engagement period before their wedding? Especially couples with pretty lavish weddings?

royal_sophietje 11-06-2003 03:28 PM

Hey, great topic!!


I don't know the answer, but I will mention some engagement dates and wedding dates:


Princess Maxima 30 April till 2 February
Princess Diana 24 February till 29 July (sounds short to me)

sara1981 11-06-2003 09:46 PM

I think Sophie and Edward have engagement peroid between January 1999 til both wedding day on June 19,1999

some mostly wanted wait longer or wanted short month

Sara Boyce

USCtrojan 11-07-2003 11:01 PM

The Prince of Astrius and Litizia :( Ortiz

Nov. 6 2003 til their impending wedding in June 2004.

Short enough for me.

Chanel

Alexandria 11-12-2003 10:30 AM

It seems that a lot of people are bothered by Felipe and Letizia's short engagement/dating period. My understanding is that they met last fall but really started dating this past spring and became engaged mid-fall of this year. That means they've known each other for a year before their engagement.

I know that's not particularly a long time, but I think as you get older and you become more sure of what you want and need in a relationship, there doesn't need to be years and years put into a relationship for you to know that the person you're with is the right one or not.

A woman I work with put 5 years into a relationship before the guy dumped her 2 days before a big family vacation. But the man she is engaged to now, they just celebrated a year together recently, but he had moved in with her earlier this spring when they only met last fall and were engaged this summer. By the time they get married, they will have "only" known each other for 14 months or so.

I know we can't be certain of anything in this world, but I really think that as you get older you are more certain of what you want and need in life. When you're younger, that's the point of dating, to see what works for you in a relationship and what doesn't so that when you meet the right person you'll know.

liv 11-16-2003 07:20 AM

Sophie and Edward announced their wedding on January 6th,1999
wedding:June19th,1999(My birthday :rolleyes: )

mette-marit and Haakon got engaged on December 2000
wedding August 25th,2oo1

But I think Johan-Friso and Mabel have a long engagement period:
June30th,2003-April24th,2004

hanni 11-16-2003 08:37 AM

The Netherlands:

Prince Willem-Alexander & Máxima Zorrequieta:
announced their engagement on 30-03-2001
Their civil marriage and their church ceremony was on 02-02-2002

Prince Johan-Friso & Mabel Wisse-Smit:
announced their engagement on 30-06-2003
Their wedding will take place in April 2004.

Prince Constantijn & Laurentien Brinkhorst:
announced their engagement on 16-12-2000
Their civil marriage was on 17-05-2001
Their church ceremony was on 19-05-2001

Prince Maurits & Marilene van de Broek:
announced their engagement on ..-..-1997
Their civil marriage was on 29-05-1998
Their church ceremony was on 30-05-1998

Prince Bernhard & Annette Sekréve:
announced their engagement on 11-03-2000
Their civil marriage was on 06-07-2000
Their church ceremony was on 08-07-2000



Belgium:

Prince Filip & Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz:
announced their engagement on 10-09-1999
Their wedding was on 04-12-1999

Princess Astrid & Archduke Lorenz:
announced their engagement on ..-..-....
Their wedding was on 22-09-1984

Prince Laurent & Claire Coombs:
announced their engagement on 19-12-2002
Their wedding was on 12-04-2003



Noorwegen:

Prince Haakon & Mette-Marit Tjessem-Hoiby:
announced their engagement on 01-12-2000
Their wedding was on 25-08-2001

Princess Märtha-Louise & Ari Behn:
announced their engagement on 13-12-2001
Their wedding was on 24-05-2002



Denmark:

Prince Joachim & Alexandra Manley:
announced their engagement on 01-06-1995
Their wedding was on 18-11-1995

Crown Prince Frederik & Mary Donaldson:
announced their engagement on 08-10-2003
Their wedding will take place on 14-05-2004



United Kingdom:

Queen Elizabeth II & Philip, duke of Edingburgh:
announced their engagement on
Their wedding was on 20-11-1947

Princess Margaret & Antony Armstrong-Jones:
announced their engagement on
Their wedding was on 06-05-1960
and divorced 1978

Crown Prince Charles & Diana:
announced their engagement on 24-02-1981
Their wedding was on 29-07-1981
and divorced 1996

Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson:
announced their engagement on
Their wedding was on 23-07-1986
and divorced 1996

Princess Anne & Timothy Laurence:
announced their engagement on
Their wedding was on 12-12-1992

Prince Edward & Sophie Rhys-Jones:
announced their engagement on 06-01-1999
Their wedding was on 19-06-1999

Spain:

Infanta Elena & Jaime De Marichalar:
announced their engagement on 26-11-1994
Their wedding was on 18-03-1995

Infanta Cristina & Iñaki Urdangarin:
announced their engagement on 03-05-1997
Their wedding was on 03-10-1997

Crown Prince Felipe & Letizia Ortiz:
announced their engagement on 06-11-2003
Their wedding will take place in June 2004



Greece:

Crown Prince Constantin & Anne-marie:
announced their engagement on 24-01-1963
Their marriage was on 18-09-1964

Crown Prince Pavlos & Marie-Chantal Miller:
announced their engagement on
Their marriage was on 01-07-1995

Princess Alexia & Carlos Morales:
announced their engagement on 24-10-1998
Their marriag was on 09-07-1999

sara1981 11-16-2003 12:26 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by hanni@Nov 16th, 2003 - 7:37 am
The Netherlands:

Prince Willem-Alexander & Máxima Zorrequieta:
announced their engagement on 30-03-2001
Their civil marriage and their church ceremony was on 02-02-2002

Prince Johan-Friso & Mabel Wisse-Smit:
announced their engagement on 30-06-2003
Their wedding will take place in April 2004.

Prince Constantijn & Laurentien Brinkhorst:
announced their engagement on 16-12-2000
Their civil marriage was on 17-05-2001
Their church ceremony was on 19-05-2001

Prince Maurits & Marilene van de Broek:
announced their engagement on ..-..-1997
Their civil marriage was on 29-05-1998
Their church ceremony was on 30-05-1998

Prince Bernhard & Annette Sekréve:
announced their engagement on 11-03-2000
Their civil marriage was on 06-07-2000
Their church ceremony was on 08-07-2000



Belgium:

Prince Filip & Mathilde d'Udekem d'Acoz:
announced their engagement on 10-09-1999
Their wedding was on 04-12-1999

Princess Astrid & Archduke Lorenz:
announced their engagement on ..-..-....
Their wedding was on 22-09-1984

Prince Laurent & Claire Coombs:
announced their engagement on 19-12-2002
Their wedding was on 12-04-2003



Noorwegen:

Prince Haakon & Mette-Marit Tjessem-Hoiby:
announced their engagement on 01-12-2000
Their wedding was on 25-08-2001

Princess Märtha-Louise & Ari Behn:
announced their engagement on 13-12-2001
Their wedding was on 24-05-2002



Denmark:

Prince Joachim & Alexandra Manley:
announced their engagement on 01-06-1995
Their wedding was on 18-11-1995

Crown Prince Frederik & Mary Donaldson:
announced their engagement on 08-10-2003
Their wedding will take place on 14-05-2004



United Kingdom:

Queen Elizabeth II & Philip, duke of Edingburgh:
announced their engagement on
Their wedding was on 20-11-1947

Princess Margaret & Antony Armstrong-Jones:
announced their engagement on
Their wedding was on 06-05-1960
and divorced 1978

Crown Prince Charles & Diana:
announced their engagement on 24-02-1981
Their wedding was on 29-07-1981
and divorced 1996

Prince Andrew & Sarah Ferguson:
announced their engagement on
Their wedding was on 23-07-1986
and divorced 1996

Princess Anne & Timothy Laurence:
announced their engagement on
Their wedding was on 12-12-1992

Prince Edward & Sophie Rhys-Jones:
announced their engagement on 06-01-1999
Their wedding was on 19-06-1999

Spain:

Infanta Elena & Jaime De Marichalar:
announced their engagement on 26-11-1994
Their wedding was on 18-03-1995

Infanta Cristina & Iñaki Urdangarin:
announced their engagement on 03-05-1997
Their wedding was on 03-10-1997

Crown Prince Felipe & Letizia Ortiz:
announced their engagement on 06-11-2003
Their wedding will take place in June 2004



Greece:

Crown Prince Constantin & Anne-marie:
announced their engagement on 24-01-1963
Their marriage was on 18-09-1964

Crown Prince Pavlos & Marie-Chantal Miller:
announced their engagement on
Their marriage was on 01-07-1995

Princess Alexia & Carlos Morales:
announced their engagement on 24-10-1998
Their marriag was on 09-07-1999

thanks for info!

Sara Boyce

eijakoo2000 11-19-2003 05:03 AM

SWEDEN

Silvia & king c.g.
announced eng. 13.3.76
weddubg 19.6.76

sara1981 04-29-2004 09:20 PM

Im ask you question about Royalty couples when the couples got married if they got annoucement from past to present.

Sara Boyce

royal_sophietje 04-30-2004 05:28 AM

Willem-Alexander and Maxima:
* engagement: 30 June 2001
* wedding: 2 February 2002

Prince Charles and Diana Spencer
* engagement: 24 February 1981
* wedding: 29 July 1981

Jackswife 04-30-2004 09:50 AM

I would say that, in the case of a royal wedding, there is so much planning involved that it takes several months just to accomplish all the preparations. It seems five to six months is about the average time for royal engagements.

Alisa 04-30-2004 10:25 AM

Quote:

Willem-Alexander and Maxima:
* engagement: 30 June 2001
* wedding: 2 February 2002

The couple announced their engagement on March 30th, not June :flower: .

Lady Jean 04-30-2004 10:29 AM

Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson:

Engaged March 19, 1986
Wedding July 23, 1986


Princess Anne and Tim Laurence
Wedding date announced December 4, 1992
Wedding December 12, 1992

Fireweaver 05-01-2004 04:15 PM

Just remember, that's the offical engagement. I'm sure that some of the couples had been informally engaged for a few months at least. (I mean, I know they're royalty, but a huge wedding planned in 4 months?).

royal_sophietje 05-02-2004 04:14 AM

Yup. Willem-Alexander and Maxima were already 1 or 2 months engaged before they made it official :)

ElisaR 12-09-2004 01:11 PM

I see that this is an old topic, but:

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip:
Official engagement: 10 July 1947
Wedding: 20 November 1947
(but they were secretely engaged since the end of summer 1946.)

Josefine 06-19-2005 04:43 AM

thank you for posting these facts

delineate 07-12-2005 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Fireweaver
Just remember, that's the offical engagement. I'm sure that some of the couples had been informally engaged for a few months at least. (I mean, I know they're royalty, but a huge wedding planned in 4 months?).

Even though royal weddings are grand affairs and most people wouldn't be able to put something of that scale together in a few months, I do think that their status as royals helps to get things done quicker. Connections and money can do wonders.

Kiwian 07-12-2005 08:44 PM

I agree with you Delineate! Royals don't have the budget that most people have and of course, most of the designers for these elaborate affairs would most likely drop what they are doing if they were asked to do a wedding for one of the royals. Good publicity and all. With the countless number of people planning the wedding, I guess it constitutes the shorter engagement period.


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