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Royal Wedding Flowers: the Duchess of Cornwall

The flowers carried by the Duchess of Cornwall on her wedding day, April 9th 2005, were filled with personal touches that had their own place in her royal romance with the Prince of Wales. For not only were the flowers in Camilla’s posy highly significant, they had been grown by the bride and groom themselves. The Duchess of Cornwall’s wedding flowers were a burst of spring sunshine. She…
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FeaturesInsightThe Cambridges

Royal Wedding Flowers: the Duchess of Cambridge

All brides need a bouquet and a royal bride is no different.  Flowers are as much a part of a wedding as the dress, the cake and the first kiss so as the countdown to the first Royal Wedding of 2018 hits its stride, Royal Central will be looking back at the bouquets borne by the brides of the House of Windsor. We start with the flowers carried by Catherine Middleton on April 29th 2011 as she…
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How important are the Royals to being British today?

How important are the Royal Family to the idea of Britishness today? That’s one of the questions raised by a set of coins which go into circulation in the UK on March 1st 2018. The Royal Mint has launched a series of new ten pence pieces– 26 in all, created to form an A-Z of British life in the 21st century. They’re described as ‘Quintessentially British’ and two of the designs are…
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FeaturesHistory

Mysterious Mary, the queen's daughter

Within the walls of one of England’s most picturesque castles, a queen gave birth to her only child and set in motion a chain of events that would become one of Tudor England’s most intriguing mysteries. The birth had been much anticipated and much talked about. The baby, a little girl, was immediately taken off to a nursery decked in scarlet and gold where a string of…
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