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Looking back at the wedding of King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain

On 1 November 2003, Spain’s Casa Real announced that the heir to the throne, Felipe, Prince of Asturias was to marry the divorced Spanish television newscaster, Letizia Ortiz Rocasolano. At the time, the announcement came as a surprise to most. The then Prince Felipe presented Letizia with a white gold 16-baguette diamond ring during his proposal. She also gave Felipe a classic book and…
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The Royal Wedding Cake of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge

It’s the cake that keeps on giving. The flower strewn bake that took centre stage at the wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge on April 29th 2011 still makes its presence felt with slices of it popping up at auction with what seems like an almost metronomic regularity. But then there was plenty to go round as this was a whopper of a cake. Standing eight tiers tall and weighing in at over…
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Mother of the Bride: Carole Middleton at William and Kate's Wedding

Ten years ago, on 29 April 2011, Prince William married Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey. The newly created Duke of Cambridge married his university sweetheart in front of almost 2,000 people in their fairytale wedding. While everyone was enamoured with the bride’s Alexander McQueen wedding gown, as well as her sister’s McQueen gown, their families also dressed for the occasion. Carole…
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Royal Wedding Dresses: the designer behind the Duchess of Cambridge's famous gown

When Kate Middleton stepped out of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VI at Westminster Abbey on the morning of 29 April 2011, the world finally learned who created her wedding dress: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.To most of the world, it was a well-kept secret. But Burton’s name had been floated around as a serious contender for the coveted commission for a while before the wedding. The Sunday…
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