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Queen Camilla pulls a sparkling royal surprise with an unearthed gem

In a week where speculation over the Royal Family reached new heights, or should we say lows in some cases, it was left to The Queen to set some sparkle on the situation. As Her Majesty arrived at Westminster Abbey for the annual Commonwealth Day service, the jewels pinned to her blue coat led to plenty of questions, fortunately with far less crazed answers than the ones offered in some social…
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Norway

The future queen whose wedding dress came via a department store

The marriage of Sonja Haraldsen to the future King of Norway, on August 29th 1968, marked a moment of joy in a relationship that had caused huge debate as soon as it was known about. For the bride had no royal blood in a monarchy where princes were expected to wed regally. However, love prevailed and Sonja married the then Crown Prince Harald in front of crowned heads from across Europe. This…
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Norway

The fairytale dress chosen by the bride at the 21st century's first major royal wedding

It was the first big royal wedding of the 21st century bringing kings, queens, princes and princesses together for a very modern monarchical marriage. The relationship between Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessme Hoiby had been under scrutiny from the moment it became public knowledge. But by the time they took their vows, in front of the ruling houses of Europe, their romance had…
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A rainbow of royal wedding bouquets

We’re used to seeing royal brides with white flowers. Many a regal wedding has featured a posy of pretty cream flowers, dotted with hints of green and matching the dress to perfection. Bright bouquets are a rarity but they make their mark. Here’s a rainbow of…
The Edinburghs

Prince Edward admits he sometimes forgets he's now the Duke of Edinburgh

In poignant comments, Prince Edward had admitted he sometimes forgets he now holds the title which belonged to his beloved father for so many years. Speaking as he marked his 60th birthday, the new Duke of Edinburgh says he sometimes attends events where he sees name cards bearing his title and thinks ‘yes, but where am I sitting?’ The Duke shared his thoughts with Alan…
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