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Watch Past Royal Wedding Highlights: Will and Kate, Charles and Diana and More

The ghosts of royal weddings past! In honor of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s upcoming royal nuptials, Us Weekly is taking a trip down memory lane.

While Harry and Markle are set to wed in front of 600 guests at St George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle on Saturday, May 19, other couples have already made the trip down the (royal) aisle.

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Duchess Kate and Prince William share a kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after a lavish wedding ceremony at Westminister Abbey, April 29, 2011. Camden/INFphoto.com

Prince William & Duchess Kate 
Before they were officially the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, Prince William and Kate Middleton tied the knot on April 29, 2011, at Westminster Abbey after dating on and off since 2003. Kate stunned in a long sleeve, lace Alexander McQueen dress and one of Queen Elizabeth II’s tiaras as they exchanged vows in front of  1,900 guests, including Elton John and David and Victoria Beckham.

Harry served as William’s best man, while Kate’s sister, Pippa Middleton, was her maid of honor. After a carriage ride to Buckingham Palace, the newlyweds were cheered on by adoring citizens as they shared two kisses on the palace balcony. The ceremony was viewed by tens of millions of people around the world, with 23 million U.S. viewers.

The pair recently celebrated their seven-year wedding anniversary and have two children: Prince George, 4, Princess Charlotte, 3, and Prince Louis, who was born on April 26.

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Princess Diana and Prince Charles stand on the balcony of Buckingham Palace after their wedding ceremony at St. Paul’s Cathedral, London, England, July 29, 1981. Express Newspapers/Getty Images

Prince Charles & Princess Diana 
Years before William and Harry were born, Prince Charles and Princess Diana wed on July 29, 1981, at St. Paul’s cathedral in front of 3,500 guests. Diana, who was only 19 at the time, looked gorgeous in a gown designed by David and Elizabeth Emanuel that had such a long train it barely fit in the carriage she rode in to the ceremony.

The duo were the first couple to share kiss on the balcony of Buckingham Palace in front of the crowd and 750 million people around the world watched their nuptials.

Charles and Diana welcomed William and Harry in 1982 and 1984, respectively, but their marriage ultimately ended in divorce in August 1996. Diana died after a car accident in August 1997 at 36 years old.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s Wedding: Everything We Know So Far

Queen Elizabeth II & Prince Philip 
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip exchanged wedding vows on November 20, 1947, in Westminster Abbey. The queen wore a beautiful ivory silk Sir Normal Hartnell gown with 10,000 pearls on it.

Queen Elizabeth had eight bridesmaids, including her younger sister, Princess Margaret, while Prince Phillip’s best man was his cousin, David Mountbatten, the third Marquees of Milford Haven. There were 2,500 guests in attendance, including six kings and seven queens. Their wedding was broadcasted on the radio to millions of listeners.

The couple have been married for more than 70 years and share four children: Prince Charles, Princess Anne, Prince Andrew and Prince Edward. 

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Film Producer Phillip B. Goldfine Dishes On Working With Hilary Swank, Jack Black and More

Starstruck! Hollywood Media Bridge Founder Phillip B. Goldfine has been lucky enough to work with some of the biggest names in Hollywood including Hilary Swank, Jack Black and Katherine Heigl.

With over 60 film credits, five television series, an Emmy award and more, it’s no surprise that Goldfine’s talent resonated with the skilled actors.

“Have you ever heard the saying, ‘You either have it or your don’t?’ Well, these actors all have it,” he explains exclusively to Us Weekly. “Hilary is one the sweetest, kindest, most professional and amazingly focused actress I have ever met, even back at the beginning.”

Hilary Swank attends the opening ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 at Roppongi Hills on October 22, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan.
Hilary Swank attends the opening ceremony of the Tokyo International Film Festival 2015 at Roppongi Hills on October 22, 2015 in Tokyo, Japan. Koki Nagahama/Getty Images

As for Mr. Black? He dishes, “Jack was a kid when I first met him and even then he had everyone on the floor laughing. You just knew he was going to be something special.”

Goldfine worked with both Black for his role in Crossworlds in and Swank in Sometimes They Come Back… Again in 1996. He also executive produced Home Sweet Hell starring Heigl in 2015.

“Katherine was very nice and the crew loved her. I’d work with her again in a second,” he adds.

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Film Producer Phillip B. Goldfine Giuseppe DeMasi

 

While Goldfine has had plenty of success already, he has no plans to slow down now. He explains, “I try to work on at least one new documentary a year and our current project is called Living With Dignity.” If that’s not enough, he is also developing a TV series Green Acres and working on four films including, Once Upon a Christmas, The Santa Files, Nation’s Fire and Bleed. (He is best known for his work on The Lady in 6 and Damascus Cover.)

Goldfine plans to share his wealth of knowledge by starting HollywoodInsiderClub.com to help others learn the basics of breaking into the film industry. In his personal life, the producer hopes to break a swimming world record sharing, “I truly believe you attract what you think about. You just need to know what you want.”

 

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