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Royal Wedding Flowers: Zara Tindall

This is one royal wedding bouquet you’re not going to miss. When the Princess Royal’s only daughter, Zara, married Mike Tindall in Edinburgh on July 30th 2011, her flowers made a striking impression. For, unusually among royal brides, Zara included a splash of colour among the blooms she carried. This wasn’t just any old burst of brightness. The bride’s bouquet included thistles, a really…
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The first royal wedding at Windsor

Windsor’s first royal wedding took place in the twelfth century. What do we know about this wedding and why exactly did it take place at Windsor Castle? It was the second marriage of the third Norman King, Henry I (r. 1100-35). His thirty-five-year reign was one without…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: the Duchess of Cambridge

All brides need a bouquet and a royal bride is no different. Flowers are as much a part of a wedding as the dress, the cake and the first kiss so as the countdown to the first Royal Wedding of 2018 hits its stride, Royal Central will be looking back at the bouquets borne by the brides of the House of Windsor. We start with the flowers carried by Catherine Middleton on April 29th 2011 as she…
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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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Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding: what we know so far

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been sharing more details of their marriage with just over two months to go until they say ‘I do’. The couple are promising a ‘moment of fun and joy’  so to get in that celebratory spirit, Royal Central rounds up everything we know, so far, about the first Royal Wedding of 2018. The Big Day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married on May 19th 2018 at…
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Royal Associations: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Duchess of Cambridge has become the patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). She’s just the second patron of the organization but her new role is the continuation of a long association between the college and the Royal Family. To mark the announcement, Royal Central takes a look at the regal past of this Royal College. The first patron of the college was the…
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