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Royal Wedding Rewind: the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester

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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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Margaretha of Sweden and John Ambler

The Royal Family of Sweden do love a June wedding. The majority of their modern marriages have taken place in the month and June comes to an end with another Swedish royal wedding anniversary. Princess Margaretha, the eldest sister of King Carl XVI Gustaf, married businessman John Ambler on June 30th 1964 in a ceremony strikingly different from those of her sisters. Let’s rewind to the royal…
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Royal Wedding Dresses: Crown Princess Victoria

When Crown Princess Victoria married Daniel Westling on 19 June 2010, she walked down the aisle in a simple but bespoke gown by Swedish designer Pär Engsheden. The iconic pearl white wedding gown was made of duchess satin with detachable a five-metre train that was made to match the shape of the veil. The round-necked dress was short-sleeved and slightly off the shoulder. The back of…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: The Earl of Wessex and Sophie Rhys-Jones

On 19 June 1999, Prince Edward, the youngest son of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh, married Sophie Rhys-Jones at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. The two had met at a tennis event in 1993. They announced their engagement on 6 January 1999. Edward proposed to Sophie with a two-carat oval diamond flanked by two heart-shaped gemstones set in 18 carat white gold. The ring was made by Asprey…
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