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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Astrid and Johan Martin Ferner

When the leading princess of a royal court marries, it’s usually a grand affair with tiaras, sparkle and endless celebrations. But when Astrid, then the de facto first lady of Norway, said her ‘I dos’ in 1961, it was a low key affair that changed the rules of royal romance. Her marriage to Johan Martin Ferner was controversial but the fact that it took place at all signalled a…
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BBC won't be airing Princess Beatrice's royal wedding

Royal watchers have been wondering for months when a date will be announced for Princess Beatrice’s nuptials to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, and although we’re still waiting, news reports have confirmed the BBC will not be airing the wedding live. According to The Mirror, the BBC will not air the impending royal wedding, and it’s unsure whether another network will, either. Whilst…
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The Royal 2010s: Royal Weddings

Today, we continue looking back at the royal decade with the biggest royal weddings in Europe. United Kingdom Prince William and Catherine Middleton – 29 April 2011 Embed from Getty Images Prince William married his university sweetheart, Kate Middleton…
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Royal Wedding Dresses: Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

All royal wedding dresses are keenly anticipated but there is always slightly more interest and slightly more pressure when the gown on show belongs to a queen in waiting. On December 4th 1999, Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz walked into the Town Hall of Brussels for the start of her marriage celebrations to the heir to the throne of Belgium, Philippe. Mathilde’s marriage turned her…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Queen Maud and King Haakon of Norway

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Queen Maud of Norway. There British royal became a queen in 1905 but her path to a throne began nine years earlier when she married her cousin in a very Victorian wedding. However, the seemingly run of the mill royal union that began that day would transform the lives of two royals and one monarchy. Here, Royal Central looks back at the…
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