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Remembering Prince Charles and Camilla's Wedding Day

Their Windsor ceremony is like a sneak peek of what Harry and Meghan's upcoming wedding might be like.
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In advance of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's nuptials, we're taking a look back at April 9, 2005, the day Prince Charles married Camilla Parker Bowles. Read on for all the photos of the civil ceremony at the Windsor Guildhall followed by a marriage blessing at St. George's Chapel at Windsor Castle.


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The crowds in Windsor came out for the wedding day.


Charles and Camilla leaving the civil ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor where they were legally married.


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Waving to the crowds following their civil ceremony. Because they are both divorced, Charles and Camilla elected to have a civil marriage ceremony followed by a blessing at Windsor Castle instead of a church service.


A crowd of guests including Princes William and Harry and Princesses Anne, Beatrice, and Eugenie watches as Prince Charles and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall leave the Guildhall, where the civil ceremony took place.

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Princes William and Harry arriving at St. George's Chapel in Windsor for their father's marriage blessing.


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Camilla's children, Tom Parker Bowles and Laura Parker Bowles, arriving at Windsor Castle.


A photo of the blessing being given by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr. Rowan Williams.


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Charles and Camilla during the Service of Prayer and Dedication blessing their marriage.


Another photo of the blessing ceremony.


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The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall share a glance during the blessing of their marriage.


Camilla and Charles arm in arm following their blessing service at Windsor Castle.


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The happy couple walking down the steps of St. George's.


A birds-eye view of Charles and Camilla leaving the service at St. George's Chapel.


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Charles and Camilla leave their Service of Prayer and Dedication followed by wedding guests and other members of the royal family, including the Queen.


Preparations for Prince Charles and Camilla's wedding reception inside Windsor Castle.


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The newlyweds were all smiles after the ceremony in this photo taken in the White Drawing Room at Windsor Castle.


A series of portraits of the whole family were taken after the blessing. Here, the Queen, Prince Philip, William, and Harry pose with the newlyweds and Camilla's father Major Bruce Shand and her two children, Tom and Laura Parker Bowles.

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Here is Prince Charles and Camilla posing with their just their children, Harry, William, Laura, and Tom.


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Charles and Camilla begin their honeymoon in Scotland, at Birkhall on the Balmoral estate.


For their first public engagement following the wedding, Prince Charles and Camilla were greeted by applause at Crathie Parish Church in Aberdeenshire.

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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