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Celebrating a groundbreaking royal wedding

It was the day that the first of a new wave of queens in waiting in Europe got married. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has been a royal revolution in her own right and her wedding day was just as groundbreaking. Join Lydia Starbuck, Moniek Bloks and Brittani Barger for a look at the spectacle and significance of the royal wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of…
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Who is Infanta Cristina of Spain?

Infanta Cristina Federica Victoria Antonia de la Santísima Trinidad de Borbón y de Grecia was born on 13 June 1965 to the then-Prince and Princess of Asturias (Juan Carlos and Sofía) at Sanyres Loreto in Madrid. The Infanta is the second child and younger daughter of…
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June's Jewels: Spain's Best Pearls

Asturias Fleur-de-Lys Tiara Embed from Getty Images Queen Letizia is reported to have received this tiara as a fifth anniversary present from her husband, King Felipe, but didn’t wear it in public until 2015 when she chose it for Queen Margrethe II’s 75th…
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June's Jewels: The Queen's Pearls

In addition to the now-iconic double-and triple-strand pearl necklaces The Queen has frequently sported throughout her life as part of an unofficial uniform, she also has at her disposal many pearl pieces (necklaces, brooches, and earrings) that she wears with her outfits. Embed from Getty Images Today, we’re going to look at some of the classic pearl pieces The Queen likes to…
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Why Wallis Simpson could never be Queen, but Camilla can

With thequestion still looming over whetherThe Duchess of Cornwall may be Queen, I have seen the question proposed as to why divorcee Camilla may be Queen, but King Edward VIII had to abdicate from the throne in order to marry Wallis Simpson who was at divorced once and pursuing her second divorce. First of all, the chances of Camilla becoming Queen are slim as at the time…
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Titles on Downton Abbey explained

Downton Abbey is, without doubt, one of the most popular TV shows produced in recent decades. The show gives us a look at the life of the Crawleys, a fictional aristocratic family who run and own the Downton estate. Set in the early 1900s, the show gives a fairly accurate…
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A look at the history of the Royal Garden Party

Each year, Buckingham Palace holds three garden parties in May, allowing ordinary citizens the opportunity to rub shoulders with royalty. While this year’s events were cancelled due to the global coronavirus pandemic, Royal Central is sharing the history behind Queen Elizabeth’s ‘favourite’ royal event. Each May, Buckingham Palace throws open the gates and allows 30,000 specially…
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