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Royal Weddings: the Wedding of the Earl and Countess of Wessex

The last major Windsor wedding of the 20th century became something of a turning point for The Queen and her family. It wasn’t just that this royal celebration was more informal and more relaxed than the spectacular ceremonial of previous royal marriages. The wedding of the Earl and Countess of Wessex, on June 19th 1999, seemed to mark a change in direction following a tumultuous decade that had…
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Will The Queen go to Lady Gabriella Windsor's wedding?

You know what royal weddings are like. You wait years for one, then three come along almost at once. With Lady Gabriella Windsor, daughter of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, set to tie the knot with Thomas Kingston in May, we will have enjoyed three big marriages within the space of a year. And this latest set of Windsor nuptials might even start the race for wedding number four. Here’s…
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The Wedding Dress of the Countess of Wessex

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 20th century 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 the…
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Official commemorative china for the Royal Wedding inspired by St George's Chapel

The exclusive range of official pale blue and white commemorative china, commissioned by Buckingham Palace to mark the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, has been released. Their wedding will take placeat St George’s Chapel, Windsor, on 19 May 2018. Made from English bone china, the design features the coronet of His Royal Highness, above the entwined monogram of…
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