Wedding charts can be surprisingly informative about the course and nature of the marriage that follows.
Charles and Diana’s wedding, 29 July 1981, bizarrely six days before Meghan Markle was born, had the same flamboyant Leo Sun conjunct the North Node but also the emotionally volatile Mars in Cancer conjunct Moon square Saturn Jupiter in Libra. Storms and tempests were likely to follow. Mercury square Pluto and trine Uranus amplified the argumentative, stubborn streak as well. The divorce, 28 August 1996, came as tr Saturn in Aries hard aspected the Mars and Jupiter Saturn – though the split had been widening in the years before.
Queen Elizbeth 11’s wedding to Prince Philip, 20 November 1947 11am-ish was an eye-opener with a Scorpio Sun opposition Taurus North Node square Mars Saturn (and Pluto) in Leo opposition an Aquarius Moon. Certainly designed for the long haul with incredible endurance but not exactly sweetness and light. Grimly determined and one sided with Philip having to swallow his pride and take on a less masculine role causing resentment.
Charles’ second wedding to Camilla with a Sun, Venus, Moon in Aries trine Pluto and opposition Jupiter was a happier affair though a Saturn square to the Sun Venus put duty squarely centre-frame.
Prince William’s wedding, 29 April 2011 11.30am had a Sun trine Pluto sextile Neptune, hinting at the ambitions that lay behind the match. There was an exuberant Mars Jupiter in Aries; as well as a downbeat, dutiful Saturn opposition Venus square Pluto in the entertaining 5th house. Duty and performance in the public eye went hand in hand. A hidden 8th house Pisces Moon would keep emotions well out of sight.
Prince Harry’s wedding, 19 May 2018 12.39 pm, like William’s had a 10th house Taurus Sun trine a 5th house Pluto, sextile a 7th house Neptune – ambition reigned supreme. But two things mark it out. One is an explosive, volatile Mars square Uranus which is being triggered this year and through 2024/25 by tr Pluto. The other is the super-amplified Pluto which is the driving planet of a Kite in opposition to a Cancer Moon trine Neptune trine Jupiter – power, betrayal, an over whelming desire to grab attention. A negative 5th house Pluto can suggest domination by one or other partner and over control of children.
But the Razzie for the worst ever Royal wedding has to go to Prince Albert and the oh-so-sad Charlene, 1 July 2011 which took place with the Sun and Moon opposition Pluto square Saturn opposition Uranus so it was always going to be a roller coaster of repeating crises.
Not that his father’s marriage to Grace Kelly was exactly seamless harmony. The wedding on 18 April 1956 had an ethereal Sun opposition Neptune trine/sextile a flashy power-couple Jupiter Pluto in Leo. But the unrealistic Sun opposition Neptune squared Mars and opposed Uranus for a bumpy path ahead.