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Royal Wedding Dresses: Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones

In the run up to this royal wedding, there was as much speculation about the guest list as there was about the bridal gown. As Lady Sarah Armstrong-Jones, only daughter of Princess Margaret and her former husband, Antony, Earl of Snowdon, prepared to marry Daniel Chatto, the chatter was about who might attend. They wed on July 14th 1994, as the bride’s royal cousins were going through…
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Lady Jane Grey - The Nine Days Queen

Lady Jane Grey, or Lady Jane Dudley, was proclaimed Queen on this day in 1553. She has been commonly referred to as The Nine Days Queen. She was the great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his daughter Mary, Queen of France. From 10 July to the 19 July, she was the de facto…
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Windsor Castle set to welcome back visitors

Starting 23 July, guests can once again tour Royal Collection Trust castles, palaces, and galleries as Windsor Castle, the Palace of Holyroodhouse, The Royal Mews at Buckingham Palace, and TheQueen’s Galleries in London and Edinburgh re-open to the public. The castle and other Royal Collection Trust properties have been closed since 21 March due to the coronavirus pandemic and will open…
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The cigarette tragedy that killed an 18-year-old Austrian Archduchess

Archduchess Mathilde of Austria was born in 1849 as the daughter of Archduke Albert, Duke of Teschen and his wife, Princess Hildegard of Bavaria. She grew up in a wealthy and charming home with a kind family. During the summer, the family spent their time at the Weilburg Palace in Baden bei Wien. The winters were spent in the royal residence in downtown Vienna. The family was very close to the…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Margaretha of Sweden and John Ambler

The Royal Family of Sweden do love a June wedding. The majority of their modern marriages have taken place in the month and June comes to an end with another Swedish royal wedding anniversary. Princess Margaretha, the eldest sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf, married businessman John Ambler on June 30th 1964 in a ceremony strikingly different from those of her sisters. Let’s rewind to the royal…
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