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All Fine on the Day: a look at past royal weddings which have turned out well despite problems

Being part of a royal family may be a privilege but it does not protect its members from the worries and woes that beset everyone else. Weddings are famously fraught with difficulties, as Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are discovering. Perhaps they can take comfort from the fact that other royal nuptials have faced problems in the past, yet everything has turned out fine. The wedding of Prince…
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The Royal Myrtle: behind the scenes at Osborne House

With just days to go until the Royal Wedding, we’re getting a feel for how Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will mix modern and traditional for their marriage at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor on May 19th. And there are plenty of royal traditions for them to think about incorporating into their big day. One of the most famous is the inclusion of myrtle in the bride’s bouquet &#8211…
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The Great Seal of the Realm - a piece of history to savour

The Instrument of Consent, the Queen’s authorisation for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, might be all about this very modern royal couple but we can all admit, now we’re among friends, to being really rather impressed by the Great Seal of the Realm that stars in the photos just shared by the Royal Family. We don’t get to see it all that often and when it does make…
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Protocol to follow when meeting the British Royal Family

Many royal watchers and fans dream of coming face-to-face with a member of the British Royal Family but there is likely a lot of uncertainty about how to act and what to do when and if that dream finally comes true. If you’ve ever found yourself wondering whether or not to curtsey, what to say or what to do if something goes wrong, Lucy Hume, associate director at Debrett’s – an acknowledged…
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