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How Britain partied for the Royal Wedding called a "Fairytale"

On 29 July 1981, 750 million people around the world watched as Prince Charles married Lady Diana Spencer at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. Dubbed the “wedding of the century”, the wedding broke records and set global fashion trends. Forty years on, Royal Central is looking back at how Britain celebrated the royal romance they called a fairytale. Embed from Getty…
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Forty years on: the royal fairytale wedding that missed its happy ending

In the end, it wasn’t the fairytale marriage the world had hoped for, but on 29 July 1981, Prince Charles, the Prince of Wales and Lady Diana Spencer married in a glittering ceremony that could best be described as a fairytale, watched by an estimated one billion people. Forty years on, Royal Central looks back at this historic day. Embed from Getty Images Prince Charles and Diana had…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Prince Albert and Princess Charlene of Monaco

It was billed as Monaco’s biggest celebratios in over fifty years. In July 2011, Prince Albert II married Charlene Wittstock in civil and religious ceremonies that brought royals from across Europe to Monaco and grabbed the attention of the world. The wedding was one of the biggest royal events in Europe that decade and turned an Olympic swimmer into a consort. It also brought a dash of…
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The royal wedding and royal tragedy that changed a bride's life forever

It was a quiet country affair, far removed from the pomp and ceremony we’ve come to expect from royal weddings. The setting was an English parish church, the regal guest list only filled a couple of pews, and the bride walked in several minutes late carrying her own train to protect it from the rain. The marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, on 8 July 1972, was a royal wedding with a…
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