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Before they were royal: The life of the Queen Mother

Queen Elizabeth, The Queen Mother, was a beloved member of the Royal Family, living for 101 remarkable years. But even before she married a future king, Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was descendant from the Royal House of Scotland and already lived in a castle. Here, we take a look at the early life of the Queen Mother. The Honourable Elizabeth Angela Marguerite Bowes-Lyon was born on 4 August…
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April sparkle: The Netherlands' best diamonds

The Netherlands has one of the most spectacular collections of royal jewels in Europe, and this month we’re taking a look at five of their impressive diamond pieces. The Stuart Tiara Embed from Getty Images When it comes to tiaras, go big or go home. Nothing shows this off better than the Stuart Tiara, with around 900 diamonds and 39.75 carats of them belonging to the massive…
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Diana, Princess of Wales: Our top fashion favourites

We’re taking a look back at some of our favourite outfits as worn by Diana, Princess of Wales, in the 1980s and 1990s. Kristin Contino, Chief Reporter The ‘Elvis’ dress Photo: Kristin Contino This is such an iconic Diana dress and I was thrilled to see it in person at the Diana: Her Fashion Story exhibit at Kensington Palace a few years ago. The high collar on the…
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Henry VIII reimagined: An interview with Wife After Wife author Olivia Hayfield

Pull Henry VIII out of the Tudor era and make him a media king in modern-day London and you’ve got the premise of Olivia Hayfield’s new novel, Wife After Wife. Spanning from 1980s London to the present day, the book tells the story of Harry Rose, head of the Rose Corporation (think Virgin) and his many unfortunate relationships. Hayfield, who said she pondered how a man like Henry…
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