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The romantic history of Sweden's famous royal wedding tiara

It’s among the most unusual pieces in any royal collection and, in recent years, it’s acquired a reputation as the go to tiara for Sweden’s royal brides. The diadem now known as ‘the Cameo’ has a long and romantic history. And since Queen Silvia and Crown Princess Victoria both wore it for their wedding, it’s become the tiara associated with the most royal of…
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British Royals

The bond between Dame Vera Lynn and the Royal Family

Dame Vera Lynn, who has died at the age of 103, met royalty on many occasions. And her links to the Royal Family continued until her death as her songs famously inspired one of the Queen’s most admired speeches. Just two months ago, the Queen used Dame Vera’s most celebrated words as she addressed the nation as the coronavirus crisis took hold. ”We will be with our friends…
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CoronavirusDenmark

Queen Margrethe comes face to face with herself in a new portrait

Denmark’s Queen has unveiled a new portrait of herself, painted to mark her 80th birthday this year. Margrethe II revealed the new image as she officially opened an exhibition celebrating her life and reign. The new portrait is by Nils Strobek, who has painted Margrethe on four other occasions. The artist said he wanted to show the Queen of Denmark as a private person so there are no…
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CoronavirusPrince Charles and Camilla

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall return to public engagements

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have carried out their first public engagement in three months. And the couple’s first outing, since returning to England from Balmoral, was to thank NHS staff for their work during the coronavirus pandemic. Charles and Camilla visited Gloucestershire Royal Hospital where they met many of those who have spent the past months engaged in the…
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