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Trio of historic royal paintings on show together for first time

They were created to show the power of a Queen and now they will be united for the first time to underline that one woman’s continuing influence on history. Three Armada portraits of Elizabeth I will go on show together next year. All three paintings are versions of the same image, one of the most famous PR creations of the Tudor dynasty, renowed for its ability to put on a good public…
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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 Oscar-winning, Hitchcockian ice-blonde cool girl—the myth of Grace Kelly loomed large over Hollywood lore long after she’d traded…
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90 Years of Grace: Her '60s Style

Today we’re looking back at some of Princess Grace’s most stylish moments of the 1960s. This decade saw her and Prince Rainer welcome their third child, Princess Stéphanie, in 1965; attend the Summer Olympics in Rome in 1960; pay two state visits to Ireland, in 1961 and 1965; and celebrate both the centenary of Monaco and Grace’s 40th birthday towards the end of the…
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90 Years of Grace: Her '50s Style

As Royal Central marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of one of modern history’s most famous princesses, we are taking a look back at some of Grace’s most stylish moments of the 1950s. This decade saw her rise to Hollywood stardom by the mid ’50s, with an Oscar under her belt, before leaving it all behind for true love in Monaco, becoming Her Serene Highness The Princess of Monaco…
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