British RoyalsRoyal Weddings

The history behind the Duchess of Cambridge's royal wedding tiara

The Cartier Halo Tiara earned its way into the royal history books when it was worn by Miss Catherine Middleton when she married Prince William in 2011. Commissioned by the Duke of York, Queen Elizabeth II’s father in 1936, from the House of Cartier, the tiara is made from 1000 diamonds and platinum. Embed from Getty Images Three narrow bands of brilliant cut diamonds form the base, which is…
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Features

Happy birthday Meghan! 39 facts about the Duchess of Sussex

On Tuesday, the Duchess of Sussex celebrates her 39th birthday. To mark the occasion, Royal Central is looking back at 39 fun facts about Meghan. 1. Meghan was born on August 4, 1981, in Los Angeles, USA. She was the third child for her father, Thomas Markle, and the only child of her mother, Doria Ragland. 2. Meghan is actually her middle name after her parents called her Rachel. However…
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June’s Jewels: Diana's love of pearls

Born into a wealthy British aristocratic family and later marrying the heir to the throne, Diana, Princess of Wales, had an enviable jewel collection. However, the late princess had a fondness for pearls, particularly chokers. In June, the month where the precious stone features as the associated birthstone, Royal Central looks back at her extensive collection. Pearl and Sapphire…
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The Yorks

Princess Eugenie reveals her favourite children's book while appearing on Storytime with Fergie and Friends

Princess Eugenie revealed her favourite children’s book while appearing on Storytime with Fergie and Friends. The 30-year-old Princess read ‘Guess How Much I Love You,’ by Sam McBratney on her mother’s YouTube channel on Saturday. Sarah, Duchess of York, launched the series earlier this month as a way to keep ‘children entertained’ during lockdown amid the global…
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