In 1956 Prince Rainier III wed Princess Grace, and Aristotle Onassis gave them Deo Juvante II, a yacht, on which they then honeymooned around the Med.
Lavish and extravagant gifts arrived from around the globe when Prince Charles wed Lady Diana. Among these were peculiar items such as bandages for horses’ legs as well as a jewel-encrusted model of a boat, given by the Emir of Bahrain.
Fast forward a few years to the priciest modern-day wedding to date, one which holds the Guinness World record for the most expensive wedding in history. Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, prince of Abu Dhabi, married Princess Salama in 1981. His father, the ruler of Abu Dhabi, gifted the couple a venue for the ceremony, commissioning a 20,000-seat stadium to entertain guests for the seven-day duration of the ceremonies.
More restrained, perhaps, nevertheless indulgent, George Clooney gifted Amal Amaludin with a $15 million mansion in the English countryside.