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Finding Queen Maud in Oslo

This year, it is 150 years since Norway’s Queen Maud was born. This is marked by Royal Central with several articles where we look at the life of the British princess who married a Danish prince and ended up as a Norwegian queen. In Oslo today, the city that Maud once called her home, we can find many traces of the queen. Take a look at some of them here, so if you visit Oslo sometime in the…
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The lost tiara of Queen Maud

This year, it is 150 years since the Norwegian Queen Maud was born in London. Much has been written about the queen who was elected to be monarch together with her husband as a new Norwegian royal couple in an independent Norway in 1905. When Queen Maud came to Norway, she…
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The wedding dress of Her Majesty The Queen

After the wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten at 11:30 am in Westminster Abbey on 20 November 1947, the bridal gifts given to Princess Elizabeth were exhibited at St James’s Palace, numbering over 2,500. Like the gifts, Princess Elizabeth’s wedding dress, designed by the leading British couturier, Sir Norman Hartnell, was also put on display. It had been made up…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Princess Grace of Monaco

It was a ground breaking and glamourous royal wedding and the images of it remain as familiar now as they have ever done. The world watched, enthralled, when Grace Kelly married Prince Rainier III of Monaco on April 19th 1956. Her wedding dress has become one of the most celebrated royal outfits of modern times. And her bridal bouquet is just as well known. For her religious wedding, Grace chose a…
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Ninety Years of Grace: Who were Grace Kelly's bridesmaids?

It has been over sixty years since fifties Hollywood Princess, Grace Kelly, wed Prince Rainer in a small civil ceremony making her a real-life Princess of Monaco. On the 18th of April, 1956, Grace looked stylish and elegant as she exchanged vows and became Her Serene Highness Princess Grace Patricia of Monaco in a beige lace and dusty rose silk suit designed by Helen Rose. It was the religious…
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