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Royal Wedding Flowers: the myrtle of Sofiero

The royal family of Sweden do like a royal wedding in June. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia married in the month as did all three of their children while three of the king’s four sisters were June brides, too. And all of them had something else in common, too. For every Swedish royal bride since 1935 has had a very sentimental and poignant addition to their bouquets. All of them have…
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The Coronation of Elizabeth II: a symbolic bouquet

The Coronation of The Queen, on June 2nd 1953 at Westminster Abbey, was hailed as the start of a new Elizabethan Age. The Monarch’s Coronation dress, created by Norman Hartnell, was a masterpiece of symbolism that has become an historic artefact. But there was just as much significance in the bouquet of flowers carried by Elizabeth II on the day she was crowned Queen. While the famous…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Birgitta of Sweden

Princess Birgitta of Sweden has always known how to make her mark. The second sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf is known for her originality and her wedding was stand out, too, for several reasons. Birgitta was the only one of her siblings to marry a fellow royal and the only one who didn’t choose to marry in June. She was also the first of the five children of Prince Gustaf Adolf and Princess…
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Calendar of Kings: May

Many a monarch has made their mark on May and left interesting tales to tell in their wake. From the suspicious death of a tragic king to the impossibly romantic wedding of a royal whose legend outstripped reality, the month is filled with milestones linked to the best known…
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Spain's royals lead national tribute to victims of Covid-19

King Felipe VI and Queen Letizia of Spain have led a minute’s silence for the tens of thousands of people who have died of Covid-19 in their country. The tribute came as Spain began a period of ten days national mourning for all those who have lost their lives because of the coronavirus pandemic. The King and Queen of Spain were joined by their daughters, the Princess of Asturias and…
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