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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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Rare Edward VII love gifts stolen from historic castle

Romantic gifts from a king to the ancestress of a future queen consort have been stolen from the stately home where they were on show. Rare keepsakes made from gold and precious stones and presented by King Edward VII to his last mistress, Alice Keppel, have been taken from Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire by thieves. The items, which include a golden Faberge cigarette case, a blue enamel…
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Royal touch at Epcot in Disney World

I know what you are thinking. Of course Disney World has a royal touch! It is marked by the giant castle belonging to Cinderella. However, a real royal left his mark in the Epcot park. This was King Hassan II of Morocco, who personally sent craftsmen and artisans to help design the Moroccan Pavilion in the World Showcase area of Epcot. I was recently at Disney World in the Epcot park and spoke…
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