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Man vows to eat a slice of Charles and Diana's wedding cake after buying it twice

A slice of royal history has been bought at auction twice by the same man, and he’s determined to have his cake and eat it, too. When Gerry Layton of Alwoodley, Yorkshire, saw a piece of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer’s wedding cake for sale at a 2021 auction, he spent a mouth-watering £2,170 to purchase the slice. Fast forward to May 2022, and unbelievably, the 62-year-old…
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The most unusual royal wedding bouquet of all?

It’s not often the bridal bouquet gets its own name but that’s just what happened at the first major royal wedding of the 21st century. When Mette-Marit Tjessem Hjoiby married Crown Prince Haakon of Norway, on August 25th 2001 in Oslo, she carried an unusual arrangement of flowers that had a title all of its own. The creation was called ‘Brudeloperen’ and it remains one…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Diana, Princess of Wales

The flowers chosen by Diana, Princess of Wales for her wedding day are among the most memorable of royal bouquets. The tumbling, trailing mix of cream, green and yellow blooms that the bride carried into St. Paul’s Cathedral on July 29th 1981 for her marriage to the Prince of Wales remain among the most recognizable of royal flowers almost four decades after they were first seen. For a start…
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Five royal brides who didn't wear tiaras

Royal weddings bring all kinds of expectations and among them is one filled with sparkle and glitter. For we all assume a royal bride will arrive for her marriage wearing a tiara. When the wedding will result in them becoming a consort or consort in waiting, the expectation is even higher. However, some of the most high profile royal brides of recent times have decided to ditch the diadem. Royal…
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