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Royal Wedding Rewind: Prince Amadeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch

Five decades earlier, the groom’s grandparents had seen their dreams of marrying in the Eternal City dashed. But as Prince Amadeo of Belgium and Elisabetta Rosboch wed on July 5th 2014, there were no such problems. The eldest grandchild of King Albert II and Queen Paola of Belgium enjoyed the fairytale wedding in Rome that they had always dreamed about. Embed from Getty Images Just like his…
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Flowers from the weddings of Queen Victoria's daughters

On the upper floor of the Swiss Cottage at Osborne, a rustic structure carved with Biblical texts in German and built behind the individual garden plots belonging to each of the royal children, today’s visitor finds this large room set as if for tea, with napkins turned to the shape of the Prince of Wales’ feathers, as if the Royal Family are at any moment, expected. An afternoon memorialised…
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Queen Victoria's wedding ring

The wedding ring of Queen Victoria has its special poignancy, a symbol of the passionate marriage she enjoyed with Prince Albert. Placed on her finger on the morning of 10 February 1840, her private instructions ensured that she would wear it in perpetuity. What do we know…
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Queen Victoria's wedding veil

Queen Victoria’s wedding veil was an object of singular poignancy because of the enormous sentimental value that it represented to her in personal terms and the context in which she last wore it. She wore in on the monumental day – 10 February 1840 – the day she decided was in fact, had been the ‘happiest’ of her life. On the morning of her wedding, a day which began with rain pouring…
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Royal Weddings: Crown Princess Victoria to Daniel Westling

It was a long-awaited royal wedding in Sweden when Crown Princess Victoria wed her longtime love, Daniel Westling in a ceremony in Stockholm that brought in royals from across the globe which was described as “Europe’s biggest royal wedding since thePrince of Wales marriedLady Diana Spencer in 1981.” The engagement between the pair was announced on 24 February 2009…
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