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Secret Royal Weddings: the passionate king and the silent widow

Royal weddings are now major celebrations, glittering events that capture the imagination and draw huge crowds who cheer the vows and shout demands for a kiss when the deal is done. However, in centuries past a royal union might be a discreet event, witnessed by just a handful of people. And for that reason, rumours were able to grow of secret weddings, hidden spouses and possible threats to…
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Princess Beatrice's wedding dress to go on show

The vintage Norman Hartnell gown that became one of the most unusual wedding picks of brides of the House of Windsor is to go on display. The outfit, worn by Princess Beatrice for her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July 2020, will be shown at Windsor Castle this autumn. Beatrice’s wedding gown was designed by Norman Hartnell for the Queen and was worn by Her Majesty on several…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: the Crown Prince and Princess of Norway

It was the first big royal wedding of the 21st century bringing kings, queens, princes and princesses together for a very modern monarchical marriage. The relationship between Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Mette-Marit Tjessme Hoiby had been under scrutiny from the moment it became public knowledge. But by the time they took their vows, in front of the ruling houses of Europe, their romance had…
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A royal month full of surprises

As the summer takes hold, it’s brought plenty of royal surprises with it. A new set of challenges in Spain, a welcome return for visits to some of the most famous royal residences in Europe as lockdown eases and, perhaps the biggest shock of all, a royal wedding. July 2020 is the month that Princess Beatrice of York married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi and they did it without anyone knowing…
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