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Westminster Abbey's Royal Brides: The Middle Ages

This month, Westminster Abbey became a royal wedding venue for the first time in centuries when Princess Patricia of Connaught married there. She was the church’s first royal bride in over 500 years. As the centenary of her wedding approaches, Royal Central is looking at the role this famous church has played in royal history. And today we’re looking back at all of the regal weddings held…
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Remembrance Week 2018: the Royal Family's tributes

As Remembrance Week gets underway, the Royal Family will lead tributes around the United Kingdom to those who have given their lives for their country in armed conflict. Remembrance Day takes place on the second Sunday in November, and this year it falls on November 11th…
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The Royal Bridesmaid who became a Queen

As 1922 got under way, newspapers began to run excited articles about a royal wedding. The only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary was about to say ‘I do’ and every moment of her marriage ceremony was up for scrutiny. Princess Mary’s wedding dress…
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Princesses who married commoners: Anne, Princess Royal

Princess Eugenie of York is just days away from marrying her partner, Jack Brooksbank, in a ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor and as she says ‘I do’ she’ll join an ever growing list of HRHs who have wed men with no royal title of their own. While princesses of yore had to say ‘I do’ to a suitably regal groom who would cement dynastic alliances, Eugenie is…
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The Queen and Prince Charles open new exhibition at Westminster Abbey

This morning, Her Majesty The Queen, accompanied by the Prince of Wales, opened The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Galleries at Westminster Abbey. The exhibition will display over 300 treasures from Westminster Abbey’s collection, spanning its 1000 years of history. The new galleries are in the medieval Triforium, set more than 16 metres above the Abbey’s floor, which have never been open to the…
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The bells of Westminster Abbey

First and foremost, we think of bells as something we hear and don’t see. The bells of Westminster Abbey now mingle in between the great soundscape of London noise and the busy restlessness of Westminster, blending the secular with the divine, much as they have done for centuries. These bells are, however, extraordinarily special in the history of the nation and are in fact, one of London’s…
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