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Buckingham Palace gives the green light for Meghan to continue championing feminist causes

The Duchess of Sussex is expected to continue championing feminist causes as part of her royal platform, if her official biography on the Royal Family’s website is any indication. The web page, published in the hours immediately following her wedding on Saturday, lists her feminist accomplishments, including the now-famous quote, “I am proud to be a woman and a feminist.” The Duchess of…
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Prince Carl Philip visits Värmland

Prince Carl Philip visited his duchy, Värmland in the west of Sweden, on Thursday. The day began at the Kummelöns Nature Reserve, which has “enclosed pasture land now filled with oak trees which are several hundreds of years old,” according to the Värmland tourism…
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Clare Waight Keller on designing Meghan's wedding dress: "She looked just incredible and it showed.”

Clare Waight Keller has given an interview about designing the Duchess of Sussex’s wedding dress, saying that “it’s an incredible thing to be part of such a historic moment.” Kensington Palace also released two sketches of the gown earlier today. Waight Keller is the artistic director of Givenchy, a French fashion label. She is British born – and it’s been reported that Meghan would…
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Meghan wears Queen Mary's Diamond Bandeau Tiara

The Duchess of Sussex, formerly Meghan Markle, is wearing Queen Mary’s diamond bandeau tiara at her wedding. Kensington Palace notes that the bandeau element was made in 1932 in England, and the centre brooch dates to 1893. Originally made for Queen Mary – Prince Harry’s great-great-grandmother – it was made as a home for the centre brooch, which was given to her when she was still a…
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Lunchtime reception menu revealed

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are currently ensconced at St George’s Hall at Windsor Castle for their lunchtime reception with 600 guests. The reception is being hosted by The Queen. Guests are being served a selection of canapés, Kensington Palace notes…
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Bridesmaids in Givenchy, Page Boys in miniature Blues and Royals Frockcoats

The bridesmaids’ and page boys’ outfits have also been designed by Clare Waight Keller of Givenchy. The bridesmaids’ dresses are designed with the same “timeless purity” of Meghan’s wedding dress and are made with Ivory silk Radzimir. The dresses are high-waisted and feature puff sleeves with a double silk ribbon tied at the back. Each bridesmaid is wearing a pair of white leather…
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