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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Elizabeth II and Philip

  April 26, 2011 at 6:00 am by

The fifth part of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ focuses on the marriage of Her Royal Highness The Princess Elizabeth and Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, the grandparents of Friday’s groom, Prince William. Previous parts have focused on the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, George VI and Elizabeth and Edward VIII and Wallis. The wedding of the heiress presumptive, Her Royal Highness Princess Elizabeth (daughter … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VIII and Wallis

  April 25, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Welcome to part four of our ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’. Parts one through three looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, George V and Mary, and George VI and Elizabeth. This edition takes you to post-abdication 1937, and the marrige of His Royal Highness the Duke of Windsor and Ms Wallis Warfield. The wedding of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor on June 3, 1937 couldn’t have been … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Seating Chart Revealed

  April 25, 2011 at 5:58 am by

The seating plans for Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey were revealed on April 23rd. A selected guest list was also revealed. There are eight main sections where the 1,900 guests will be seated for the wedding ceremony. The British Royal Family and the Middletons will have prime viewing seats, naturally, in the South and North Lanterns respectively. Sitting next to the Middletons on the … Continue reading

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Where to Watch the British Royal Wedding

  April 25, 2011 at 12:00 am by

The wedding between Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday, April 29th can be watched live online at the following links: Link to TheRoyalChannel YouTube site OR Link to BBC ‘Royal Wedding’ site OR Link to ITN’s Facebook site Coverage is set to begin online at around 08:00 London time, 10:00 on YouTube. Due to the large global interest in this event, many television networks will be … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: George VI and Elizabeth

  April 24, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Here is the third instalment of the TRF Blog’s ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Back’ – focusing on the wedding of His Royal Highness the Duke of York and The Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. The first two instalments looked at the weddings of Edward VII and Alexandra, and George V and Mary. Prince Albert and Lady Elizabeth had known each other since they were children; Albert, known within the family as “Bertie”, was … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: George V and Mary

  April 23, 2011 at 6:00 am by

Following our first instalment of ‘British Royal Wedding Look-Backs’ – Edward VII and Alexandra – yesterday, the TRF Blog would like to present our readers with the second instalment, looking at the wedding of His Royal Highness Prince George, the Duke of York and Her Serene Highness Princess Victoria May of Teck. On July 6th, 1893, the wedding of Prince George of Wales and Princess May of Teck took place … Continue reading

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British Royal Wedding Look-Back: Edward VII and Alexandra

  April 22, 2011 at 6:00 am by

As part of The Royal Forums’ lead up to the marriage of Prince William of Wales and Miss Catherine Middleton on Friday April 29th, the TRF Blog will be taking a journey through time, giving our readers a look at past British royal weddings. We begin in 1863, when His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales married Her Royal Highness Princess Alexandra of Denmark. The couple first met in 1861, … Continue reading

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Kate Shops for Honeymoon While Dress Speculation Continues

  April 22, 2011 at 2:52 am by

While the destination of Prince William and Catherine Middleton’s honeymoon is still unknown, we know for sure that Catherine has been shopping for the trip. Catherine has been spotted with two protection officers browsing and picking up a few items from different stores on King’s Road in Chelsea, central London. Stores on her shopping list included Whistles, Warehouse and Banana Republic. Miss Middleton picked up a few summer dresses, tops … Continue reading

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7 Days To Go – Countdown to the Royal Wedding

  April 22, 2011 at 1:45 am by

We’re in the home stretch! The royal wedding of the decade is only seven days away, and you would be hard-pressed to find a news outlet which doesn’t have a report or two about next Friday’s wedding between Prince William and Miss Catherine Middleton. This week, the official photographer for the wedding was revealed. Hugo Burnand, who was the official photographer for the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of … Continue reading

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Royal Wedding Spoof Goes Viral

  April 20, 2011 at 9:22 am by

T-Mobile sure did a right royal job with their most recent advertisement. Tapping into the current royal wedding craze, the company produced a spoof of the upcoming April 29 nuptials between Prince William and Catherine Middleton at Westminster Abbey to use as a marketing tool. Featuring an arm-raising Archbishop of Canterbury, 70s-style Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie dancers and an incredibly good Duchess of Cornwall look-a-like, the video begins with the … Continue reading

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Watch William & Kate’s Wedding Live on YouTube

  April 20, 2011 at 8:06 am by

The British Royal Court’s YouTube channel, “The Royal Channel”, will broadcast the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton on April 29, 2011, live. The live stream includes the Bridal Couple’s journey to and from Westminster Abbey, the Wedding Service, the balcony appearance and the fly past. According to the press release at the official wedding website: “The feed will be taken from the BBC without a … Continue reading

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Catherine Middleton Receives Family Coat of Arms

  April 19, 2011 at 10:07 am by

Dating back to the 12th century when lords and knights displayed them on their shields during battle as a form of identification, coats of arms today have a different meaning and in most countries are not widely used by the general public. However, when you’re British and marrying the second-in-line to the throne, a coat of arms is a reflection on your family and becomes a part of your history. … Continue reading

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Two Weeks To Go – Countdown to the Royal Wedding

  April 15, 2011 at 2:33 am by

There are only two weeks to go until what is being dubbed the royal wedding of the decade, the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton. Information regarding the wedding has been slower in release this past week, the main information posted on the official wedding website being that of the charities the Royal Wedding Fund will assist. We have learnt the basic program of the wedding day however. Guests … Continue reading

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3 Weeks to Go – Countdown to Will & Kate’s Big Day

  April 8, 2011 at 5:36 pm by

With 3 weeks to go, new information about the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton is released almost daily. A lot of information related the Royal Wedding Charitable Gift Fund has been added to the official wedding website. Other information released in the previous week include the role of the armed forces, and the schedule of the wedding day. For information about the wedding dress, the tiara and the … Continue reading

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The Prince of Wales & The Duchess of Cornwall visit Spain

  April 2, 2011 at 6:16 am by

After visiting Portugal, the princely couple have moved on to Spain where they were greeted by Prince Felipe and Princess Letizia at Palacio Del Pardo in Madrid. The Prince of Wales went on to meet business men in the Community of Madrid and then to a Reception at the British Embassy. We saw a beautiful display of gowns and jewels from Camilla and Letizia at the gala dinner on the evening of … Continue reading

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Armed Forces at the wedding of Prince William and Catherine Middleton

  April 2, 2011 at 5:51 am by

The British Royal Court has released details about the ceremonial Military Personnel who will play a role in the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton. The wedding is to take place on April 29, 2011. From the official statement released by the British Royal Court: “The Ministry of Defence is pleased to confirm the details and range of ceremonial Military Personnel who will play a key … Continue reading

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Charles and Camilla: Visit to Portugal

  April 1, 2011 at 6:34 am by

On the 14th March, it was announced that the royal couple would visit Portugal, Spain and Morrocco from the 28th March until the 6th April. Portugal was first on the list, and the couple were greeted by the Portuguese President Anibal Cavaco Silva and his wife Maria Cavaco Silva today. It was a rainy start to the trip but hopefully the beautiful Portuguese weather will start to shine through soon. … Continue reading

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Final Month – Countdown to William & Kate’s Big Day

  April 1, 2011 at 2:32 am by

The month leading up to any bride’s wedding is always a stressful time, with many details still requiring finalisation. Royal bride-to-be Catherine Middleton will be no different – although she has dozens of courtiers to assist her, and one of her last-minute checks will be to ensure that the heirloom tiara she will wear is ready to go. Over the past few weeks, the British Royal Court has been slowly … Continue reading

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Little Savannah Makes Public Debut

  March 27, 2011 at 7:40 am by

She’s the youngest member of the British Royal Family, but yet three-month-old Savannah Phillips has already enjoyed one of the family’s most favoured past times – horses. Snug in her three-wheeler pram, Savannah attended the Gatcome Horse Trials at Gatcome Park, Gloucestershire yesterday with her mother, Autumn Phillips. The baby’s aunt, Zara Phillips, competed in the event. Princess Anne, Vice-Admiral Timothy Laurence and Captain Mark Phillips – Savannah’s grandparents – … Continue reading

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Prince William & Catherine Middleton in Coach to Buckingham Palace

  March 22, 2011 at 6:00 pm by

The British Royal Court has announced  what transportation will be used at the wedding of HRH Prince William of Wales and Catherine Middleton to take the main players back to Buckingham Palace. The wedding is to take place on April 29, 2011. From the official statement released by the British Royal Court: “At the end of their wedding service at Westminster Abbey, Prince William and Miss Middleton will travel in … Continue reading

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