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The Duchess of Sussex shares a special wedding day secret

We’re already too excited about the new documentary about the Queen set to air on ITV this week and now there’s even more reason to look forward to it. For we’ve just found out that the Duchess of Sussex will be answering one of the questions still being asked about her wedding outfit. In the programme, Meghan reveals just how she gave a nod to the tradition of brides wearing ‘something…
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Before they were royal: The life of Autumn Phillips

Autumn Phillips is the wife of Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne and eldest grandchild of HM Queen Elizabeth II. She was born Autumn Patricia Kelly on the 3rd May 1978 in Montreal, Canada and has a twin brother, Chris and elder brother, Kevin. She grew up in a Catholic home and went to church schools until she went to McGill University; whilst at university, she also appeared in the film…
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At Grillon's Hotel: an unlikely royal romance

On a summer’s day in 1818, a young German princess walked into one of the most famous hotels in London to meet a man twice her age. Just a year earlier, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen and her suitor, William, Duke of Clarence, would never have considered chatting let alone taking the step that would inevitably follow this brief exchange. But after a short time together, with chaperones, of…
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The King of Appleton House

It was a quiet country house, described by several who knew it as ‘’little’’ and a ‘’pied a terre’, given as a wedding present to a royal couple who were expected to linger on the fringes of regal life. Yet on July 2nd 1903, it became the birthplace of one of…
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The Dutch state visit to the UK: history and memories

The official announcement that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will make a state visit to the UK this autumn is confirmation of a long-awaited and hotly anticipated trip. The visit will run between October 23rd and 24th and will see the Dutch royals hosted at Buckingham Palace. Ahead of the visit, Royal Central looks back at past trips between the two nations. One of the…
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