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Royal Wedding Rewind: Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson

The marriage of the Duke of York and Sarah, Duchess of York took place on July 23rd 1986. Prince Andrew Albert Christian Edward and Sarah Margaret Ferguson had known each other since childhood but romance blossomed in the summer of 1985 after they sat next to one another at a meal during that season’s Royal Ascot. He’d tried to get her to eat profiteroles, she had protested as she was on a…
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The hidden meanings in Princess Beatrice's wedding flowers

It was a secret wedding that was all over before we even knew it was on. Princess Beatrice and Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi took us all by surprise by marrying discreetly at Windsor on July 17th 2020. The bride and groom emerged from their ceremony beneath a huge arch of bloom, mirroring the shades in Beatrice’s bouquet. And the flowers carried by the princess for her marriage at the Royal Chapel…
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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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