The first royal wedding at Windsor

Windsor’s first royal wedding took place in the twelfth century. What do we know about this wedding and why exactly did it take place at Windsor Castle? It was the second marriage of the third Norman King, Henry I (r. 1100-35). His thirty-five-year reign was one without revolt in English history, suggesting greatness in his understanding of how to govern a kingdom (Ed. Antonia Fraser, The Lives…
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FeaturesInsightThe Sussexes

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's Wedding: what we know so far

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle have been sharing more details of their marriage with just over two months to go until they say ‘I do’. The couple are promising a ‘moment of fun and joy’  so to get in that celebratory spirit, Royal Central rounds up everything we know, so far, about the first Royal Wedding of 2018. The Big Day Prince Harry and Meghan Markle get married on May 19th 2018 at…
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The Duke of EdinburghThe Queen

Royals attend final night of Queen's 90th birthday celebrations

The Queen and Prince Philip enjoyeda spectacularfinale to Her Majesty’s 90th Birthday Celebrations tonight, joining members of their family in the private grounds of Windsor Castle. Arriving in the Scottish State Coach, The Queen, wearing in a sea green dress by Angela Kelly, and the Duke of Edinburgh, in his resplendent Windsor Uniform, both looked in fine form as they smiled…
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Palaces & Buildings

Windsor Castle moves to the modern age with new bedding against wishes of staff

Windsor Castle’s beds are getting a modern update with the transformation of traditional eiderdown bedding to duvets. However, the staff at the castle feel that tradition should be kept in place. One member of staff has even gone as far as relating the new duvets to a hotel saying: “They’ll be putting chocolates on the pillows next.” Eiderdowns are flat traditional quilts that…
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