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Ten reasons Katherine Parr is a queen worth remembering

On July 12th 1543, a rather low key royal wedding took place.  The groom was Henry VIII and his sixth wife was Katherine Parr, a relatively unknown minor noblewoman who had risen from daughter of a knight to Queen of England in thirty years.  The woman who became a royal bride on that July day at Hampton Court was also one of her country’s most interesting consorts – here are ten…
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Pomp and pageantry begin State Visit by Emperor and Empress of Japan

The long awaited State Visit by the Emperor and Empress of Japan got under way with a spectacular show of pageantry. Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako were given an official welcome to London by King Charles and Queen Camilla. Embed from Getty Images The Emperor and Empress were accompanied to Horse Guards Parade by the Prince of Wales who had earlier met them at their hotel to begin…
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Princess Anne in hospital with concussion

The Princess Royal is being treated for concussion and minor injuries after an accident at her home in Gloucestershire. The Princess, who is 73, was taken to hospital in Bristol on Sunday evening after an incident at Gatcombe Park. Her Royal Highness has concussion and…
Sweden

The royal bride who wore her sister's wedding dress

It was a royal wedding with a recycled gown worn by a woman who gave up her royal status for love. When Princess Desiree of Sweden got married, she left her HRH status at the altar to be with the man she loved. Royal Wedding Rewind heads back to June 1964 for the wedding of Desiree and Baron Niclas Silfvershiold. The princess was the second of the four sisters of Carl Gustaf of Sweden to marry…
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Prince William is jumping for joy as he celebrates birthday

The Prince of Wales has a spring in his step as he celebrates his birthday. As Prince William turned 42, on June 21st 2024, his family shared a new photo of him to mark the occasion with the heir to the throne jumping joyfully on a beach day with his children. Holding hands with Prince George, 10, Princess Charlotte, 9 and six year old Prince Louis, William is seen leaping over a sand dune…
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