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The royal wedding and royal tragedy that changed a bride's life forever

It was a quiet country affair, far removed from the pomp and ceremony we’ve come to expect from royal weddings. The setting was an English parish church, the regal guest list only filled a couple of pews, and the bride walked in several minutes late carrying her own train to protect it from the rain. The marriage of the Duke and Duchess of Gloucester, on 8 July 1972, was a royal wedding with a…
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Royal Wedding Dresses: Crown Princess Victoria

When Crown Princess Victoria married Daniel Westling on 19 June 2010, she walked down the aisle in a simple but bespoke gown by Swedish designer Pär Engsheden. Embed from Getty Images The iconic pearl white wedding gown was made of duchess satin with detachable a five-metre train that was made to match the shape of the veil. The round-necked dress was short-sleeved and slightly off the…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Prince Carl Philip and Sofia Hellqvist

When the news broke that Prince Carl Philip of Sweden was dating former reality show participant and model Sofia Hellqvist, a flood of criticism followed. Many doubted that this most unlikely romance would be sealed by marriage. Today, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Sofia celebrate six years of marriage. In the summer of 2009, Prince Carl Philip met Sofia Hellqvist through mutual friends at a…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: the Duke and Duchess of Kent

It was a royal wedding that made history and brought the House of Windsor one of its most popular ever members. In June 1961, the Duke of Kent married Katharine Worsley. The new Duchess of Kent would go on to be an instant hit and, alongside her husband, spend decades carrying out engagements on behalf of the Queen. Their wedding day also turned an ancient church into a royal marriage venue for…
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