Template talk:British Royal Weddings

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Which weddings should be included here?[edit]

I see from this edit that the wedding of Edward and Sophie was removed (it is currently only a section in the article on Edward), which I can understand as there is a question of where to stop. Do you include the wedding of Andrew and Sarah Ferguson? Andrew's marriage is here. It would be nice to have an article listing royal marriages, but I'm not sure where the line is drawn. For example, the article that the creator of this template (User:Greenshed) recently created here was the marriage of a Duke of York. It was only later, with the abdication of his brother, that Bertie became George VI. So it was the marriage of a future king, but no-one knew that at the time. As for other articles, I'm interested in looking at gathering some sources for the Elizabeth and Philip one, and possible the 1893 one that was added to the template here, but maybe a list is another way to go, listing all the marriages of children of a reigning monarch, or listing details where known of all the marriages of those listed as King or Queen of England. I'll ask Greenshed what they think. Carcharoth (talk) 21:15, 20 November 2010 (UTC)

To be honest I had not decided when I created the template. I am sure that the weddings of all heirs apparent to the British crown (and any others who later became a king or queen regnant) should be included here. However, we don't want to create red links for weddings for which their will never be sufficient reliable sources to justify their own article. I am open to discussion on exactly where to draw the line. Greenshed (talk) 20:10, 21 November 2010 (UTC)
I've started a list in my userspace here. Drawing the line at heirs apparent sounds like a good idea. That would also bring in material not covered at List of English consorts and List of British consorts. The further back you go, the more children they had (but more of them died young). I suspect that the marriages of Victoria's children were all fairly grand affairs. Hopefully there is a list of the heirs apparent (or presumptive) somewhere, so that it is not too difficult to work details of those marriages into such a list. Carcharoth (talk) 22:01, 21 November 2010 (UTC) Oh goody. I knew Wikipedia would have these: List of heirs to the English throne and List of heirs to the British throne.