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The Wedding Dress of Sarah, Duchess of York

It was filled with special symbolism for the bride and groom and became a popular favourite, too.  The dress worn by the then Sarah Ferguson for her marriage to Prince Andrew on July 23rd 1986 at Westminster Abbey is still one of the most talked about royal weddings gowns of modern times and it’s more than stood the test of time. The bride called it ”the most flattering gown…
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The Wedding Dresses of Princess Anne

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, was the first of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s children to wed and she was also the first to contract a second marriage. For both ceremonies, she chose striking outfits which would take their own places in royal wedding history. Anne’s First Wedding Dress All modern royal brides have an input into the design of their dress and, as you would expect from a…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Sarah, Duchess of York

The wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, on July 23rd 1986, was really rather floral indeed. We expect all brides to carry a bouquet but Sarah, unlike many women in recent royal history, chose to wear flowers in her hair, too. As she made her way into Westminster Abbey, this royal bride was surrounded by petals and all of them had special meanings for a very romantic wedding. Embed from…
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Cheneygates: Where an English King died

The Jerusalem Chamber at Westminster Abbey is part of what is the oldest surviving medieval house in London. Its history is significant, but the room itself little seen, because it is not open to the general public. It is part of what is known as Cheneygates, the ancient…
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Royal Weddings: The Wedding of Princess Anne and Mark Phillips

She was the first of The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh’s children to marry and her big day set the template for the royal celebrations that would follow in its wake. Princess Anne’s wedding to Mark Phillips, on 14 November 1973, was a huge state occasion with a massive television audience that captured imaginations around the world. The bride might be famously down to earth but her first…
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