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Why was Queen Elizabeth II’s first state visit to Norway?

This year brings another special anniversary for the Queen’s long and historic reign. This summer marks 65 years since Queen Elizabeth’s first State Visit. It took place in June 1955 and saw the new Monarch travel to the the Kingdom of Norway. So, why was Norway the first nation that the Queen visited after her coronation? The first reason was that the British and Norwegian Royal…
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June's Jewels: Denmark's Best Pearls

Crown Princess Mary’s Wedding Tiara Crown Princess Mary received a small wedding tiara, fashioned from diamond hearts and fleur-de-lis motifs, as a gift from Queen Margrethe and Prince Henrik. No further details of its provenance have ever been released, but the…
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Royal Pictures from History: Charles and Diana present baby William to the world

A picture is worth a thousand words and sometimes captures the essence of a moment more than the most perfect prose. The royal story is filled with images that tell a tale all of their own.In this occasional series, Royal Central looks at some of the best known pictures in regal history and today we rewind almost four decades to a very famous debut in London. The picture – June 22nd…
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A Calendar of Queens: June

The first month of summer has brought many new beginnings for some famous queens and it’s been a moment of crowning glory for others. June is also the month when five English queens said farewell. Here’s a calendar of queens for June. Birth of a Queen Just…
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Celebrating a groundbreaking royal wedding

It was the day that the first of a new wave of queens in waiting in Europe got married. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden has been a royal revolution in her own right and her wedding day was just as groundbreaking. Join Lydia Starbuck, Moniek Bloks and Brittani Barger for a look at the spectacle and significance of the royal wedding of Crown Princess Victoria and Prince Daniel of…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: the Countess of Wessex

When Sophie Rhys Jones married Prince Edward on June 19th 1999 at St. George’s Chapel, she carried a bouquet with more than a hint of the past about it. The couple who starred in the last big Windsor wedding of the 20th century had gone for something of a medieval theme in the look of their big day and the flowers carried by the bride fitted right in. From the pageboys and bridesmaids in…
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