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The Royal Wedding of Princess Astrid of Norway

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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Royal Wedding Dresses: Princess Lilian of Sweden

It’s one of my all time favourite royal wedding dresses and just a glimpse of it can make me feel ever so slightly emotional. For not only was the pale blue gown worn by a lass called Lilian from Swansea on a cold, December day in 1976 a masterclass in elegance and chic, it was also the wedding dress of a princess decades in the making. It’s now forty four years since Prince Bertil of…
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Prince Joachim and Princess Marie celebrate special anniversary, just months after his health scare

Prince Joachim and Princess Marie of Denmark have shared a new photo, taken by their daughter, to mark a special moment in their lives. The couple are celebrating their copper wedding anniversary with festivities coming just months after Joachim underwent emergency brain surgery. Princess Athena, aged 8, snapped her parents on an autumn walk near their current home in Paris. The family moved…
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How an heirloom necklace became the ultimate Windsor wedding tiara

It’s become one of the big questions in the run up to a royal marriage – which tiara will the bride wear? It’s now an accepted part of any Windsor wedding and the decision of Princess Beatrice to wear the same tiara as her grandmother did as a bride for her big day is both sentimental and rather significant. For Beatrice is now the third generation of the Queen’s family…
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