British Monarchs and Their Spouses: from the Windsors to the Tudors

  • Queen Elizabeth II married Prince Philip of Greece – 20 November 1947
  • King George VI married Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon – 23 April 1923
  • King Edward VIII – abdicated the throne in December 1936 to marry twice-divorced Wallis Simpson – 3 June 1937
  • King George V married Princess Mary of Teck – 6 July 1893. She was originally engaged to his brother Prince Albert, who was second-in-line to the British throne. He died six weeks after their engagement and she later became close to his brother
  • King Edward VII married Princess Alexandra of Denmark – 10 March 1863
The Prince and Princess of Wales on their wedding day 1863, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra
  • Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha – 10 February 1840
  • William IV married Princess Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen – 13 July 1818
  • George IV married Princess Caroline of Brunswick – 8 April 1795 (link to Royal Collection)
  • George III married Princess Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz – 8 September 1761
  • George II married Princess Caroline of Ansbach – August 1705
  • George I married* Sophia Dorothea of Celle –  November 1682 *divorced prior to George’s succession
  • Queen Anne married Prince George of Denmark – 28 July 1683
  • Queen Mary II married William III of Orange and ruled jointly – 4 November 1677
  • James II married Anne Hyde – 3 September 1660
    • James II married Mary of Modena – 20 September 1673
  • Charles II married Catherine of Braganza – 21 May 1662
  • Charles I married Princess Henrietta Maria – 11 May 1625 (by proxy) and in person on 13 June 1626
  • James I and VI married Anne of Denmark – 20 August 1589 (by proxy) 9 September 1589 and in person 23 November 1589
  • Elizabeth I  – no spouse
  • Mary I married Prince Philip II of Spain – 25 July 1554
  • Lady Jane Grey married Guildford Dudley – 25 May 1553 (queen for 9 days)
  • Edward VI – no spouse
  • Henry VIII married* Katherine of Aragon – 11 June 1509 *Katherine of Aragon was his brother’s widow
    • Henry VIII married Anne Boleyn – 25 January 1533 (approx)
    • Henry VIII married Jane Seymour – 30 May 1536 
    • Henry VIII married Anne of Cleves – 6 January 1540
    • Henry VIII married Katherine Howard – 28 July 1540
    • Henry VIII married Katherine Parr – 12 July 1543
  • Henry VII married* Elizabeth of York – 18 January 1486 *this united the warring Houses of Lancaster and York effectively ending the Wars of the Roses 

Henry VIII family tree from the National Archives

Disclaimer: Whilst I have made every effort for accuracy, these dates have been taken from internet sources and not verified with original documents. They are fine for a general ball-park date, but if you are writing something that needs verifiable dates, please access archival sources.

 

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