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Royal Pictures from History: Princess Marina's final Wimbledon

A picture can tell a story all of its own and some images take on a resonance that lasts beyond the moment they were made. In this occasional series, Royal Central looks at some of the pictures that have told the royal tale and examines the story behind them. Today, it’s a poignant moment when a popular royal tradition actually became a final farewell. Here is a look at the last finals…
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Royal Pictures from History: A Queen is Crowned

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place 66 years ago today. The young monarch, who had succeeded to the throne on the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6th 1952 was carried to this ancient ceremony in a golden coach while the world watched. Millions of people around the world celebrated with Elizabeth, then just 27 years old, at the start of what would become a record…
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Royal Pictures from History: Charles and Diana get engaged

As a future king, his wedding was always going to be big news. For years, Prince Charles had been the subject of chatter about who and when he would marry and when he did announce his engagement to Lady Diana Spencer, on February 24th 1981, it made headlines around the world. The moment the couple appeared before the cameras for the first time as bride and groom to be captured imaginations with…
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Royal Pictures from History: the final farewell of a king

Royalty has always been the subject of imagery but some moments stick in the mind and take on an historical resonance all of their own. In this occasional series, Royal Central takes a look at some of the most famous images in royal history, beginning with a poignant picture taken on this day almost seven decades ago. The Image – King George VI, London Airport, January 31st 1952 Embed from…
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