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The royal bride who wore a wedding dress designed by a future king

She was the beautiful princess who had been the subject of endless royal wedding speculation, he was the handsome prince with a crown waiting in his future. When Marie-Jose of Belgium married Umberto, heir to the throne of Italy, in January 1930 their marriage had all the echoes of history about it, a union of dynasties that would secure a throne. Tens of thousands flocked to Rome to see the…
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The royals who brought romance to an historic evening with their wedding tiaras

For the royal women at King Carl XVI Gustaf’s Golden Jubilee gala dinner on 15 September 2023, it was another opportunity to wear their best jewels. For a handful of them, it was the chance to re-wear their respective wedding tiaras. Queen Anne-Marie of Greece — The Khedive of Egypt Tiara Embed from Getty Images Queen Anne-Marie’s wedding tiara, the Khedive of Egypt tiara, is a…
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A royal rarity - an emerald engagement ring

It’s rare to see a royal engagement ring with a flash of green about it. Emeralds aren’t the most popular pick for royal betrothals but the few that have hit the headlines are all rather striking. Here’s our rundown of that rarest of royal sparklers…
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The Princess of Wales makes her children her priority as she undergoes treatment for cancer

The Princess of Wales has spoken of her determination to ensure her children know that she is ”going to be OK” after she was diagnosed with cancer. In a video statement, the Princess revealed she is undergoing ‘preventative chemotherapy’ and said that her priority, and that of the Prince of Wales, is ”to explain everything to George, Charlotte and Louis in a way…
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History

The Enlightenment Princess of Wales who helped change the Monarchy

Caroline of Ansbach was Princess of Wales from 1714 to 1727; her father-in-law, King George I, inherited the throne upon Queen Anne’s death and began the Hanoverian dynasty. She remains one of the most interesting women to hold the title of Princess of Wales and left her mark on British society and the monarchy itself. Caroline spent much of her teenage years at the Prussian court after both…
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