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Royal Wedding Rewind: Prince Michael of Kent and Marie Christine von Reibnitz

On 30 June 1978, Prince Michael of Kent, the younger brother the Duke of Kent, wed Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz. Michael is the paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, and Marie Christine is of German, Austrian and Hungarian noble descent. She is the only daughter of Silesian nobleman Baron Gunther von Reibnitz and his Austro-Hungarian wife, Countess Maria Szapáryde…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: the Kent Brides

Royal wedding bouquets are often overlooked but they are often filled with significance. As well as the myrtle that’s been a tradition since the time of Queen Victoria, these posies are filled with blooms that nod to history and highlight the romance that has brought a bride and groom together. Here’s a look back at the floral choices made by some of the House of Kent’s royal…
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The Duke of Kent speaks of missing royal visits in message to the RNLI

The Duke of Kent has spoken of his frustration at having to miss royal visits because of the coronavirus pandemic. His comments came in a special message recorded for the RNLI in which he praised the organisation for its tenacity and courage in what he described as ”one of the worst storms” it has ever faced. The Queen’s cousin, who has been patron of the rescue service for…
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VIDEO: Princess Alexandra sends her good wishes in rare video message

Princess Alexandra, The Honourable Lady Ogilvy, has recorded a special video message sending her best wishes to the Alzheimer’s Society. Her Royal Highness recorded the message for the 2020 Alzheimer’s Society People Awards which in ordinary times would have been held at St James’s Palace. The 83-year-old has been Royal Patron of the Alzheimer’s Society since 1990 and…
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