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…

Looking back at the wedding of Prince Rainier and Princess Grace

The royal wedding of Prince Rainier III of Monaco to American actress, Grace Kelly was dubbed the “Wedding of the Century” and took place on the 18th and19th of April 1956. As one of the most respected and highly paid actresses in Hollywood, Grace was asked to join the United States Delegation Committee at the Cannes Film Festival in France in April of 1955. While there, she…
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Ninety Years of Grace: Princess Grace’s first wedding dress

Her gown she wore for her religious marriage is one of the most famous royal outfits ever worn and an icon of the 20th century but Grace Kelly had another wedding dress before that celebrated creation. Grace and Prince Rainier III of Monaco said ‘I do’ in a civil ceremony the day before the church service beamed around the world and for that event, this royal bride wore pink. The two piece…
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Royals and witchcraft: Eleanor Cobham

Eleanor Cobham is perhaps one of the lesser known royal wives of medieval times. As with most women of her time, not much is known of her youth. She was born around 1400, probably at Sterborough Castle in Kent, which didn’t survive the reign of Oliver Cromwell. Her…

Queens and witchcraft: Isabella of Angouleme

Queens and witchcraft aren’t words that go together. In books and in films, witches are the wicked women who stand in the way of pretty princesses as they search for a happy ending. In the history of royalty, witchcraft was a tool to use against women who might otherwise be untouchable. And several of England’s queens found themselves accused of being witches at times when enemies…
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