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Royal Wedding Rewind: the last King and Queen of Italy

She was the beautiful princess who had been the subject of endless royal wedding speculation, he was the handsome prince with a crown waiting in his future. When Marie-Jose of Belgium married Umberto, heir to the throne of Italy, in January 1930 their marriage had all the echoes of history about it, a union of dynasties that would secure a throne. Tens of thousands flocked to Rome to see the…
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The Royal 2010s: Royal Weddings

Today, we continue looking back at the royal decade with the biggest royal weddings in Europe. United Kingdom Prince William and Catherine Middleton – 29 April 2011 Embed from Getty Images Prince William married his university sweetheart, Kate Middleton, after a nearly decade-long relationship, in Westminster Abbey in 2011. Upon their marriage, they became the Duke and…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

It was the last major royal wedding of the 20th century and it began a new chapter in a royal story that would lead to a throne. On December 4th 1999, the then heir to the Belgian throne, Philippe, married Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz before a host of regal guests. The couple became King and Queen of the Belgians in 2013. On the twentieth anniversary of their marriage, Royal Central…
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A Royal Wedding Anniversary: the marriage 85 years ago of the Duke of Kent to Princess Marina of Greece was memorable in many ways, writes Jane Dismore

‘Marina is pretty & charming & I think Georgie is very lucky to have found such a delightful bride.’ These happy words in September 1934 from Queen Mary, mother of Prince George, to Lady Desborough barely disguised the relief she and George V felt as they approached the marriage of their youngest son to the granddaughter of the late King George I of Greece.  Their eldest son…
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