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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie celebrate special anniversary, just months after his health scare

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark have shared a new photo, taken by their daughter, to mark a special moment in their lives. The couple are celebrating their copper wedding anniversary with festivities coming just months after Joachim underwent emergency brain surgery. Princess Athena, aged 8, snapped her parents on an autumn walk near their current home in Paris. The family moved…
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Why does the 20th of November have good and bad memories for the Queen?

Many dates in royal history will churn up positive and negative memories for members of the Royal Family. Perhaps this is most true for the Queen herself, who has been the head of the House of Windsor for almost sixty-nine years. Several key anniversaries define Her Majesty’s reign. Most prominent is likely February 6, the date of her accession to the throne which also marks the tragic death…
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Palaces & BuildingsThailand

A look at the Grand Palace in Bangkok

Standing in the heart of Bangkok, the Grand Palace is one of the most popular attractions in the capital. It has been the official residence of the Kings of Thailand since the 1700s and covers 2,351,000 square feet. As soon as the palace comes into sight, its opulence is apparent. Real gold decorates the many buildings that include the temple for the Emerald Buddha. The Grand Palace is…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Princess Anne

The only daughter of the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh is known for her down to earth, no-nonsense approach to life and in many ways, the flowers chosen by Princess Anne for her wedding in 1973 to Captain Mark Phillips were that attitude in petal form. As she became the…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: the duchess who refused to wear white for her wedding

It was a low key royal wedding, set against a backdrop of family illness and impending drama. But the marriage of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, on November 6th 1935, began a royal partnership that would become a bedrock for the House of Windsor as it faced some of its most challenging times. Prince Henry, third son of King George V and Queen Mary, had…
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