British Royals

If ever a wedding dress summed up a bride, it was the gown chosen by Sophie, Duchess of Edinburgh

If ever a royal wedding dress summed up its wearer, it was the gown chosen by Sophie Rhys-Jones for her marriage to Prince Edward on 19 June 1999 at St George’s Chapel, Windsor. Subtle, elegant and classic, this was the final Windsor bridal dress of the 20thcentury and it saw in a new era with style. Sophie and Edward’s big day might have been a modern marriage but it had an air of…
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British Royals

Counsellors of State won't be needed when King Charles goes into hospital

Counsellors of State will not be needed to deputise for The King when he goes into hospital for planned surgery next week. His Majesty is to be treated for a benign enlarged prostate in the coming days. However, it has been confirmed that he will be able to carry out all of his constitutional duties during his brief time in hospital and during his recovery and Counsellors of State won’t be…
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Prince & Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales cancels public duties until after Easter following major surgery

The Princess of Wales is not expected to undertake any public duties until at least Easter following her admission to hospital on Tuesday for abdominal surgery. Her Royal Highness is due to stay in hospital for up-to 14 days, before continuing her recovery at home in Windsor. To aid her recovery, Catherine has cancelled her upcoming diary of engagements until after the Easter period. Her…
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The Edinburghs

The Duchess's day out: Sophie's return to royal duties

Days before her birthday, the Duchess of Edinburgh boogied to ABBA’s ‘Dancing Queen’ at an elders’ exercise lesson on a visit to the Katherine Low Settlement. Sophie was on hand to help celebrate the charity’s centenary—having been opened by the then-Duchess of York and future Queen Mother in 1924—by joining in on classes and touring the facilities. At the elders’ exercise…
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