Looking back at the wedding of George V and Queen Mary

On 6 July 1893, another royal wedding was celebrated at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, between Prince George of Wales – created Duke of York in 1892 – and Princess Mary of Teck, the future George V and Queen Mary. Princess Mary of Teck had been betrothed in December 1891 to Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, eldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, who had…
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Royal Brides: Princess Mary of Teck

Picked as a royal bride by Queen Victoria herself, Princess Mary of Teck would find her way to the altar in the most unusual circumstances. For Mary ended up saying ‘I do’ to the second king in waiting selected as a husband for her. But her marriage proved to be…

The Queen's grandparents to feature in the new Downton Abbey film

It’s one of the most anticipated movies of the year and the first trailers for the Downton Abbey film have a very royal feel indeed. For in this new installment, the Crawley family welcome King George V and Queen Mary to their stately home for a visit. The royal pair will be seen coming to stay at Downton and causing quite the stir while they do it as the Earl of Grantham and his family are…
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Princess Alexandra and the Royal Star and Garter Homes

Princess Alexandra visits the Royal Star & Garter Home in Surbiton, Surrey on Wednesday 23rd January. The home is one of three run by the Royal Star & Garter charity across England, the others being in Solihull and High Wycombe. These homes are modern purpose-built…

Behind the Scenes with True Royalty: The First Windsors

King George and Queen Mary were a royal couple like none other. They brought loyalty, affection and pride throughout the nation. During his Silver Jubilee celebrations, George commented ‘I really think they like me for myself.’ Check out what Editor-in-Cheif of True Royalty, Nick Bullen, has to say about ‘The First Windsors’. Royal Central readers can get a special…
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Royal Wedding Dresses: Queen Mary

On July 6th 1893, London woke to a blazing hot morning after two days of rain. The streets were decked with flowers and large crowds were already settled on the pavements and lampposts as dawn broke. They had come for the royal wedding of George, Duke of York, second in line…
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The Royal Wedding Tiara: Meghan's Choices

When you’re marrying into a family with one of the most famous jewellery collections in the world, finding the perfect wedding tiara might seem like a stroll but with so much choice, how do you pick? With just days to go until the Royal Wedding, some regal diadems are getting plenty of attention as speculation grows over which, if any, Meghan Markle will choose. All of the main candidates…
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