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Royal History Mystery: George III’s Secret Marriage?

George III is rather well-known as a British monarch – The King who lost America, the father of a very large family, the one who went mad. When people think of him, it either tends to be as the devoted family man he was in his early life or his quiet madness in later life. His marriage to Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was an enduring one, lasting 57 years until her death in 1818 and resulted…
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'Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour' exhibition opens

The Royal Collection Trust has opened a new exhibition at the Queen’s Gallery at the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh. The exhibition, “Victoria and Albert: Our Lives in Watercolour”, opened on Monday, 26 April 2021, and features over 80 different watercolours.  ‘Victoria and Albert’ focuses mainly on watercolour pieces from Scottish artists. Both Queen Victoria and Prince…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Olav of Norway and Martha of Sweden

It was a royal wedding for the history books, the marriage of a future king and a regal love match to boot. On this day in 1929, Olav of Norway married Martha of Sweden in Oslo. The couple’s romance had captured the public imagination while their rather glamourous wedding brought huge crowds to the streets of the Norwegian capital. Let’s rewind nine decades and remember the wedding…
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Royal Collection Trust host "Royal Wedding Dresses" talk

On 10 February in 1840, Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg and Gothe at St James’s Chapel. The Royal Collection Trust (RCT) chose to mark the 181st anniversary of the wedding by looking back at several royal wedding dresses, from Queen Victoria’s dress to Princess Beatrice’s dress.  Throughout the entire talk, one continuous theme was the strong tradition of using…
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