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The hidden meanings in Princess Beatrice's wedding flowers

It was a secret wedding that was all over before we even knew it was on. Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took us all by surprise by marrying discreetly at Windsor on July 17th 2020. The bride and groom emerged from their ceremony beneath a huge arch of bloom, mirroring the shades in Beatrice’s bouquet. And the flowers carried by the princess for her marriage at the Royal Chapel…
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Is King Felipe of Spain in danger of losing his throne?

As King Felipe VI took on the latest of his visits around Spain to boost the country following the coronavirus pandemic, he found himself in a wine cellar. Dressed down for Friday and wearing a mask, Felipe stood in the shadows, gazing at the cobwebs. No one would have blamed him for wanting to stay there. For outside, on a cloudy day across Spain, debate about the future of the monarchy continued…
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Jewels for July: Denmark's Famous Rubies

The birthstone of July, the ruby, has been used as a symbol of royalty for centuries. Today we’re looking at the history behind the most famous ruby tiara in the Danish Royal Family’s collection: the Danish Ruby Parure. Now most closely associated with Crown Princess Mary, who has worn the tiara exclusively since her 2004 wedding, the Danish Ruby Parure has been used by a long line of…
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June's Jewels: Denmark's Best Pearls

Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara Embed from Getty Images Crown Princess Mary received a small wedding tiara, fashioned from diamond hearts and fleur-de-lis motifs, as a gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. No further details of its provenance have ever…

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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