16 of the Worst Royal Weddings and Marriages of All Time

Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha. National Trust Images/Artuk.

15. The Bride From The 1700s Who Threw Up On Her Mother-In-Law

It is not hidden history that women used to marry in their early to mid-teens during the 18th Century. This was not an exception for royalty. In fact, the next bride on our list, Princess Augusta of Saxe-Gotha was only 16 years old when she had to marry Prince Frederick. Not too long before her wedding day, Princess Augusta traveled from Germany to England for her wedding. To make things worse for Princess Augusta, she was unable to speak a word of English and, according to Prince Frederick, awkward and lanky.

The date of the royal wedding was April 27, 1736, and took place at Chapel Royal in St James’s Palace in London. Prince Frederick was the heir to the United Kingdom, and this made Princess Augusta very nervous. In fact, she became so worried that she ended up throwing up on her mother-in-law, Queen Caroline, and all over her wedding dress. On top of this, it was Princess Augusta’s mother-in-law who had to translate for the princess during her wedding. However, no matter how nervous Princess Augusta or how controversial her life was after, the couple had nine children together.