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Royal Weddings: the Wedding of the Earl and Countess of Wessex

The last major Windsor wedding of the 20th century became something of a turning point for The Queen and her family. It wasn’t just that this royal celebration was more informal and more relaxed than the spectacular ceremonial of previous royal marriages. The wedding of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, on June 19th 1999, seemed to mark a change in direction following a tumultuous decade that had…
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Royal Weddings: King Abdullah II and Queen Rania

On10 June 1993, then-Prince Abdullah marriedRania al Yassin in a traditional Muslim ceremony in Amman. The 31-year-old Prince and his 22-year-old fiancé had only been dating for a few months, after meeting at a dinner party in August of 1992, when they became engaged in January 1993. Abdullah would tell People Magazine a few years later that “It was love at first sight.” What…
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Three sons of Sheikh Mohammed to hold their wedding reception next month

The three sons of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum – the Vice President of the United Arab Emirates and Rule of Dubai –  will hold their wedding reception during Eid on Thursday, 6 June where thousands are expected to attend. It is expected to take place at 4 pm at the Dubai World Trade Center according to various social media posts sharing the official invite cards and invite…
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This Week in Royal Fashion: Lady Gabriella's wedding, Kate at the Chelsea Flower Show and Buckingham Palace garden party

We were treated to a blockbuster fashion week with a royal wedding, the Chelsea Flower Show, and a Buckingham Palace garden party. There’s much to cover, so let’s take a look at some of the style highlights: Guests at Lady Gabriella’s wedding Lady Gabriella…
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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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