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A Royal Wedding Anniversary: the marriage 85 years ago of the Duke of Kent to Princess Marina of Greece was memorable in many ways, writes Jane Dismore

‘Marina is pretty & charming & I think Georgie is very lucky to have found such a delightful bride.’ These happy words in September 1934 from Queen Mary, mother of Prince George, to Lady Desborough barely disguised the relief she and George V felt as they approached the marriage of their youngest son to the granddaughter of the late King George I of Greece.  Their eldest son…
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Finding Queen Maud in Oslo

This year, it is 150 years since Norway’s Queen Maud was born. This is marked by Royal Central with several articles where we look at the life of the British princess who married a Danish prince and ended up as a Norwegian queen. In Oslo today, the city that Maud once…
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The lost tiara of Queen Maud

This year, it is 150 years since the Norwegian Queen Maud was born in London. Much has been written about the queen who was elected to be monarch together with her husband as a new Norwegian royal couple in an independent Norway in 1905. When Queen Maud came to Norway, she…
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Christmas at Windsor to include gifts exchanged by Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

The bicentenary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert will be celebrated by a small display at Windsor, once the setting for the many Christmases which the royal couple spent together with their growing family of nine children. Displayed in the Octagon Dining Room, it will recall the ritual of the Bescherung, [‘Giving of Gifts’] the traditional German custom of exchanging gifts on…
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90 Years of Grace: The Princess's Passions

During her royal career, Princess Grace was active in supporting Monaco on the global stage. She focused her charity work to support the arts scene in Monaco, as well as flowers and gardening, healthcare, children, and motherhood. Today, we’re going to take a look at Princess Grace’s patronages and charity work. One of her first patronages was taking over the presidency of the Monaco…
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90 Years of Grace: The Hollywood Princess

Though her acting career was short-lived compared to her role as the Princess of Monaco, Grace Kelly was certainly one of the top stars in Hollywood in the mid-1950s. Starting in live television and transitioning to Hollywood roles—and ultimately winding up as an…
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90 Years of Grace: Her '80s Style

Today we’re looking back at some of Princess Grace’s most stylish moments of the 1980s. Before her untimely death in 1982, Grace maintained an active schedule of royal duties. She also struck up a friendship with Diana, Princess of Wales, prior to her wedding, and the two met frequently. Other major events she attended included Hollywood tributes and family weddings. Princess Grace…
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