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Michael J. Fox shares secret of his film premiere night out with Diana

Michael J. Fox has described sitting next to Diana, Princess of Wales as a dream and a nightmare combined. Speaking of his experience hosting the royal during the premiere of Back to the Future in 1985, the star said he couldn’t fully enjoy his royal meeting as he started needing a comfort break as the film began and wasn’t allowed to leave her side until it was over. ‘’The movie…
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The Queen at her grandchildren's weddings

It’s the other outfit that everyone wants to see at a royal wedding, the one chosen by the Queen. While anticipation was huge seven decades ago for the bridal gown worn by the future Elizabeth II for her own marriage to Prince Philip, in the intervening years her style…
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The other major royal milestones of 2022

It might be over a year away but plans are already being drawn up to celebrate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee. Elizabeth II’s historic reign will be feted in a long weekend of parties in June 2022. We can expect Europe’s ruling houses to be involved but they…
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How an heirloom necklace became the ultimate Windsor wedding tiara

It’s become one of the big questions in the run up to a royal marriage – which tiara will the bride wear? It’s now an accepted part of any Windsor wedding and the decision of Princess Beatrice to wear the same tiara as her grandmother did as a bride for her big day is both sentimental and rather significant. For Beatrice is now the third generation of the Queen’s family…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Princess Anne

The only daughter of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh is known for her down to earth, no-nonsense approach to life and in many ways, the flowers chosen by Princess Anne for her wedding in 1973 to Captain Mark Phillips were that attitude in petal form. As she became the…
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Princess Anne's royal wedding dresses

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, was the first of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s children to wed and she was also the first to contract a second marriage. For both ceremonies, she chose striking outfits which would take their own places in royal wedding history. Anne’s First Wedding Dress All modern royal brides have an input into the design of their dress and, as you would expect…
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The Platinum Jubilee: the monarchical milestones reached in 2022 by Europe's other rulers

The UK government has announced plans for a four day celebration to mark the Platinum Jubilee of The Queen in 2022. Although the 70th anniversary of the accession of Elizabeth II takes place on February 6th that year, the party won’t get started until June when ministers have promised an extra bank holiday to create a long weekend at the very start of that month. Royalty from across the…
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