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Laughs, tears and tiaras in Oslo as Princess Ingrid Alexandra officially celebrates her 18th birthday

Friday night was the pinnacle of the royal year. King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway hosted a gala dinner in Oslo to celebrate Princess Ingrid Alexandra’s 18th birthday. From about 7:30 pm, the halls of the Royal Palace started filling with people – ordinary Norwegians that have in some way contributed to the lives of their community or country. But also friends of the young…
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British RoyalsFashionThe Queen

Style Moments of a Reign: The Queen at State Opening

The State Opening of Parliament is a standard fixture on The Queen’s calendar; she has attending the event every year during her historic 70 year reign, aside from 1959, 1963, and 2022. Some of her most iconic style moments have come from the State Opening of Parliament.  1967 State Opening of Parliament Norman Hartnell was one of The Queen’s favourite designers until his death in the…
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FashionPrince Charles and Camilla

Royal Spotlight: the Prince of Wales and Poundbury

Poundbury is an experimental new town or urban extension located on the outskirts of Dorchester in the county of Dorset. While it was initiated by architect Léon Krier, it’s the keen endorsement of the Prince of Wales on which the land is built. The land is in the Duchy of Cornwall and was selected for development in 1987 when the decision was made to expand the town of Dorchester. New…
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Fashion

The Queen's Reign in Style Moments: The Investiture of the Prince of Wales

As Royal Central continues to look back on the iconic looks from The Queen’s reign, we turn to the famous outfit she wore at the Investiture of the Prince of Wales. On 26 July 1958 Prince Charles, The Queen’s eldest son, was made the Prince of Wales and Earl of Chester by letters patent. |However, his investiture did not take place until 1 July 1969 at Caernarfon Castle. Watched by…
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