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The Sussexes in Southern Africa: Day Four Diary

Day four of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tour sees the first official engagements outside South Africa as Prince Harry begins his duties in Botswana. And there will be more focus on an issue close to Meghan’s heart as her agenda continues in Cape Town. Here’s what to expect from Day Four of the Sussexes in southern Africa. Back to Nature Harry’s first engagement…
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Diana, Landmines and the HALO Trust

Ahead of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s tour of South Africa later this month, Royal Central looks back at the work Diana, Princess of Wales did with the Halo Trust in Angola. It was the 15th of January 1997, and Diana, Princess of Wales was nervous. She’d swapped her usual glamorous dresses and tailored suits for a pair of chinos and body armour. Ten years earlier, she’d seen how…
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Vienna to Versailles: inside the bridal procession of Marie Antoinette

Earlier this week, Elizabeth Jane Timms took Royal Central readers into the heart of the story of how Marie Antoinette became a royal bride. Now she continues the story of her bridal procession, which took Marie Antoinette from Vienna to Versailles….. The first stop was the great Benedictine baroque abbey of Melk above the Danube. According to Antonia Fraser’s biography of Marie…
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The big royal wedding anniversaries of 2019

While all anniversaries are special to the couple involved, some get far more attention than others. The biggies, the landmarks, the ones ending in a 5 or a zero usually get everyone reminiscing and that’s never more true than with a royal wedding. In 2019, regal couples across the continent are marking special anniversaries so grab some cake (wedding, of course) and enjoy Royal…
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