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The royal bride who refused to wear white for her wedding

It was a low key royal wedding, set against a backdrop of family illness and impending drama. But the marriage of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, on November 6th1935, began a royal partnership that would become a bedrock for the House of Windsor as it faced some of its most challenging times. Prince Henry, third son ofKing George V and Queen…
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The sparkling aquamarine jewels that Queen Elizabeth II used as a poignant tribute to a king

Queen Elizabeth II wore some of the most famous royal jewels in royal history but one set had a very special meaning for her and were well used at some of the most important moments of her historic reign. One of those times was her Platinum Jubilee where she sparkled with a gem that paid tribute to her beloved father, King George VI. On the eve of the day she became the only British Monarch to…
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Thomas Kingston, the much loved husband of Lady Gabriella, whose royal wedding was a real Windsor celebration

Thomas Kingston, who has died at the age of 45, became a member of the extended Royal Family on his marriage to Lady Gabriella Windsor. The only daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent married the financier in a glittering wedding at St. George’s Chapel in May 2019 with many of the Royal Family on hand to celebrate. Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip both attended the wedding…
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Princess Alice of Battenberg: a war-time hero

The late Duke of Edinburgh was an anchor of support for Queen Elizabeth II throughout her entire reign. Although many considered him an outsider when the couple married, he had his own royal pedigree. His mother, Princess Alice of Battenberg was born on 25 February at…
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The romantic and unusual royal wedding that brought a modern family one of its most popular members

was a royal wedding that made history and brought the House of Windsor one of its most popular ever members. In June 1961, the Duke of Kent married Katharine Worsley. The new Duchess of Kent would go on to be an instant hit and, alongside her husband, spend decades carrying out engagements on behalf of the Queen. Their wedding day also turned an ancient church into a royal marriage venue for the…
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