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Princesses Who Married Commoners: Crown Princess Victoria

Following the recent wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank, we take a look at other princesses who have married commoners. Here is the story of Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden who married personal trainer and gym owner Daniel Westling in 2010. The future prince was born Olof Daniel Westling on 15 September 1973 in Örebro, Sweden. He experienced a very middle-class upbringing: his…
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Before they were royal: The life of Sarah, Duchess of York

Although Sarah, Duchess York is no longer married to Prince Andrew she remains a familiar face in royal circles. Once described as “the breath of fresh air” of the Royal Family, this Duchess was once a tomboyish country girl. Here, we take a look at the early years of Sarah Ferguson. Sarah Margaret Ferguson was born in London on 15 October 1959 to parents Susan and Major Ronald…
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Before they were royal: The life of Princess Sofia of Sweden

Continuing our series, we are taking a look at the life of Sofia Hellqvist before becoming Princess Sofia of Sweden. The pristine lakes, forests, and mountains of Älvdalen, Sweden look straight out of a Disney fairytale. It’s no wonder that a future princess spent her formative years in such a dreamlike location. And like the Disney show Sofia the First, there’s another Princess Sofia who…
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