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The Wedding Dress of Diana, Princess of Wales

It is perhaps the most famous royal wedding dress of them all. The gown worn by Lady Diana Spencer for her marriage to Prince Charles, Prince of Wales on July 29th, 1981 at St Paul’s Cathedral has its special place in royal history. Designed by David and Elizabeth Emanual, it came to symbolise the fairytale wedding that hundreds of millions of people around the world tuned in to watch. The…
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The Personal Touches on the Queen's Consent for the Royal Wedding

It’s a formal moment in a ceremonial event but amidst the ancient language and symbolic illustrations on the Instrument of Consent for the marriage of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle are some very personal links between them and the Queen. For this document, revealed with just under a week to go until the Royal Wedding, underlines the importance of the Commonwealth to both the Monarch and the…
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The Wedding Cake of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

It’s the cake that keeps on giving. The flower strewn bake that took centre stage at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 29th 2011 still makes its presence felt with slices of it popping up at auction with what seems like an almost metronomic regularity. But then there was plenty to go round as this was a whopper of a cake. Standing eight tiers tall and weighing in at over…
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Who is Princess Haya of Jordan?

Princess Haya bint Al Hussein was born on 3 May 1974 as the daughter of King Hussein of Jordan and his third wife, Queen Alia. Her Royal Highness has ten siblings including her half-brother of King Abdullah II of Jordan. She is a 41st generation direct descendant of the Prophet Muhammad as a member of the Hashemite family. Princess Haya studied in the United Kingdom. She attended Badminton School…
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