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Royal Weddings: The wedding of Princess Margaret and the Earl of Snowdon

Princess Margaret’s years as a single woman were followed with the most considerable interest in Britain, where there was a great deal of excitement over her choice of husband. It was assumed in 1955 that she would marry Peter Townsend. However, Townsend was a divorcee at a time when the Church of England wouldn’t allow the remarriage of a divorcee with a living former spouse. Princess…
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Queen Victoria's wedding

“Oh! This was the happiest day of my life!” With these words, Queen Victoria described her wedding day in her diary – 10 February 1840, writing up the event for the day’s entry from Windsor Castle. It marked the beginning of her marriage to her cousin, Prince Albert…
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Why Charles and Camilla couldn’t wed at Windsor Castle

When the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall announced their engagement in February 2005 they wasted no time in setting a date or venue for their marriage. They immediately told the world they would marry in April that year in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle followed by a service of blessing at St. George’s Chapel later the same day. Yet just a week later, they had to move their civil…
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How important are the Royals to being British today?

How important are the Royal Family to the idea of Britishness today? That’s one of the questions raised by a set of coins which go into circulation in the UK on March 1st 2018. The Royal Mint has launched a series of new ten pence pieces– 26 in all, created to form an A-Z of British life in the 21st century. They’re described as ‘Quintessentially British’ and two of the designs are…
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OpinionThe Queen

For or against? Should Dame Anna Wintour have removed her sunglasses when meeting The Queen?

Yesterday, The Queen made a surprise appearance at London Fashion Week where she sat front row next to Editor-in-Chief of Vogue, Dame Anna Wintour. Many were quick to point out that Dame Anna did not remove her sunglasses when meeting Her Majesty. Was this a breach in protocol or nothing to fuss over? Here are two opinions: Yes, she should have- by Jamie Samhan From the time we are young, we are…
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