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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Christina of Sweden

It was the first royal wedding of a new reign but one filled with poignancy. Princess Christina, fourth sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf, married in June 1974, just eighteen months after the death of her mother, Princess Sybilla. Her wedding also began a hat trick of regal nuptials in Sweden within the space of a few years. Let’s rewind to June 15th 1974 and the Royal Wedding of Princess…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Madeleine of Sweden and Chris O'Neill

After a broken engagement a few years earlier, Princess Madeleine of Sweden finally found the love of her life after fleeing to New York City to heal her broken heart. There, through mutual friends, she met American-British financier Christopher “Chris” O’Neill. They appeared for the first time in public together in January 2011 and the relationship might have stayed quiet for…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: the myrtle of Sofiero

The royal family of Sweden do like a royal wedding in June. King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia married in the month as did all three of their children while three of the king’s four sisters were June brides, too. And all of them had something else in common, too. For every Swedish royal bride since 1935 has had a very sentimental and poignant addition to their bouquets. All of them have…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Letizia of Spain

Soft, striking and above all, symbolic. The wedding bouquet carried by the future Queen of Spain, Letizia Ortiz, at her royal wedding on May 22nd 2004 was filled with significance. From personal touches to nods to one of the oldest ruling dynasties in Europe, Letizia filled her posy with meaning. At the heart of her cascading bouquet were the iris and the lily, closely associated with the House…
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