With this ring I thee wed … in 1951
Margaret and Denis Thatcher were married on December 13, 1951. The weather was cold and foggy. The ceremony took place at Wesley’s Chapel in City Road, London, England. The Rev. Skinner and Rev. Spivey officiated. Margaret wore a velvet dress in royal blue and an ostrich feathers trimmed hat. Their wedding reception was held at the home of Sir Alfred Bossom. As the first woman Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, Margaret Thatcher made history but she wrote that she couldn’t have done it without her husband Denis by her side.
Diana Dors, England’s answer to Marilyn Monroe, married Dennis Hamilton, at 4.pm 3rd July 1951 at Caxton Hall registry office in Westminster. She was just nineteen and already a film star. The marriage lasted until Hamilton’s death in 1959.
OK … so that’s the marriages.
BUT IN THE INTEREST OF BALANCE …
SOME CELEBRITIES GAVE MARRIAGE THE ELBOW IN 1951 …
Frank Sinatra & Nancy Barbato
Elizabeth Taylor & Nicholas Conrad Hilton Jr.
Kirk Douglas & Diana Dill Douglas
Judy Garland & Vincente Minnelli
Mickey Rooney & Martha Vickers
Stanley Kubrick & Toba Etta Metz
Peggy Lee & Dave Barbour
Barbara Day and Charles Addams
Note: Mr Frank ‘I did it My Way’ Sinatra divorced Nancy Barbato AND married Ava Gardner in 1951. Way to go Frank!
Sources: Celebrity Weddings in 1951