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The wedding uniform of the Duke of Cambridge

The Duke of Cambridge certainly stood out on his wedding day, wearing the Irish Guards Mounted Officer’s uniform in honour of his then-new honorary appointment as Colonel of the Irish Guards. Now, 10 years later, let’s explore his uniform in depth. The Queen announced that William would become Royal Colonel of the Irish Guards on 10 February 2011, assuming the position from Major General…
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April Sparkle: Britain's Best Diamonds Part II

Now let’s take a look at five more of the British Royal Family’s best diamonds! Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara Embed from Getty Images In 1913, Queen Mary dismantled several tiaras in order to have this, the Queen Mary’s Lover’s Knot Tiara created. Based on a similar tiara worn by her aunt, the Grand Duchess of Mecklenburg-Strelitz (the Cambridge Lover’s Knot…
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April Sparkle: Belgium's Best Diamonds

The diamond is the birthstone of April. That most sparkling of gems features in many royal collections and today, Royal Central is looking at some of the Belgian Royal Family’s best diamonds. Brabant Laurel Wreath Tiara Embed from Getty Images The Brabant…
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April Sparkle: Norway's Best Diamonds

Today, let’s look at some of the Norwegian Royal Family’s best diamond jewellery! Diamond Daisy Bandeau Embed from Getty Images Crown Princess Mette-Marit wore the Diamond Daisy Bandeau on her wedding day, 25 August 2001, a small diamond bandeau tiara featuring a row of diamonds fashioned into daisy floral shapes. The bandeau was created in 1910 by Garrard in London.
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April Sparkle: Monaco's Best Diamonds

The birthstone of April, the diamond, is perhaps the most celebrated of all sparkling stones. Throughout the month, Royal Central is looking at some of the best known pieces dominated by diamonds in European jewellery collections. Today, let’s take a look at some of…
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April Sparkle: Denmark's Best Diamonds

Today let’s take a look at some of Denmark’s best diamonds! Ruby Parure Tiara Embed from Getty Images Now most closely associated with Crown Princess Mary, the Ruby Parure Tiara has a history that dates back to Emperor Napoleon. One of his compatriots, Jean Baptiste Bernadotte, commissioned this piece for his wife, Désirée Clay to wear to Napoleon’s coronation. The…
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