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Haakon and Mette-Marit Celebrate Fifteen Years of Marriage

  August 25, 2016 at 8:30 am by

15 years ago today, Oslo was abuzz with the excitement of a royal wedding – that of Crown Prince Haakon and his fiancé Mette-Marit Tjessem Høiby. The couple were married at the Oslo Cathedral by Bishop Gunnar Stålsett in front of dozens of Europe’s royals. Mette-Marit’s son, Marius, was page boy, while Crown Prince Frederik of Denmark served as the groom’s best man. Crown Princess Mette-Marit’s wedding dress will go down in history … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: ‘The Wedding of the Century’

  July 29, 2016 at 4:30 am by

35 years ago, the Prince of Wales married Lady Diana Spencer in the ‘wedding of century’ at St Paul’s Cathedral in London. As the Archbishop of Canterbury (then Robert Runcie) presided over the wedding ceremony, 3,500 guests watched on as the bride and groom made their vows – though not without some mishaps! Lady Diana took ‘Philip Charles Arthur George’ to be her husband, mixing up the groom’s names, while the Prince … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Prince Amedeo and Princess Claude Marry in Portugal

  July 22, 2016 at 9:00 am by

July 22, 1964: In Sintra, Portugal Prince Amedeo, 5th Duke of Aosta married the ninth child of Henri, Count of Paris, Princess Claude of Orléans. Among the guests at the wedding were the former King Umberto II and Queen Marie Jose of Italy, uncle and aunt of the groom, as well as the future King Juan Carlos and Queen Sofia of Spain (Amedeo and Claude first met at their wedding … Continue reading

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Happy 5th Wedding Anniversary Albert and Charlène!

  July 1, 2016 at 10:30 am by

Monaco’s Prince Albert and Princess Charlène celebrate the fifth anniversary of the civil wedding ceremony today. The ceremony took place in the Throne Room of the Prince’s Palace, with the religious ceremony held in the Palace courtyard the following day. To mark the occasion, here are some of our favourite photos from the two-day celebrations.

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Flashback Friday: A Simple Prussian Wedding in Bonn

  June 3, 2016 at 9:00 am by

June 3, 1933: Prince Wilhlem of Prussia, eldest son of Wilhem, German Crown Prince and heir to the headship of the House of Hohenzollern, married his love Dorothea von Salviati in a simple church ceremony in Bonn. Wilhelm and Dorothea (front row, centre) with family members at the bride’s family home after their wedding ceremony The couple had met and fallen in love while attending the University of Bonn, but Wilhelm’s grandfather, the former … Continue reading

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On This Day: Henry VIII Marries Third Wife, Jane Seymour

  May 30, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Back in 1536 – the year dubbed that of the ‘Three Queens’ – Henry VIII of England took his third wife, Jane Seymour, in holy matrimony (well, as holy as any marriage of Henry VIII’s could be!). They were married on May 30 in the Queen’s Closet at Whitehall Palace by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Thomas Cranmer. The private ceremony was held a mere eleven days after the execution of … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wedding of King Hussein and Princess Muna

  May 25, 2016 at 9:00 am by

On this day in 1961, the late King Hussein got married to Princess Muna (née Antoinette Avril Gardiner) in Amman. Jordan’s King had been married before to Princess Dina, with whom he had a daughter, Princess Alia. The royal wedding took place at Zahran Palace. Days before, Muna, who was born in England, converted to Islam and took the name of Muna Al Hussein. On the morning of the wedding, they celebrated … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wedding of Carlos of Portugal and Amélie d’Orléans

  May 22, 2016 at 8:08 am by

On this day in 1886 Crown Prince Carlos of Portugal married Princess Amélie of France, member of the house of Orléans, in a ceremony in Lisbon. Two years earlier Amélie’s aunt played matchmaker for the couple. In 1884 Duchess Clementine of Saxe-Coburg, Amelie’s paternal aunt, visited the royal court in Lisbon, where she praised the qualities of her niece Princess Amelia to Queen Maria Pia of Portugal, and also showed the queen a … Continue reading

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On This Day: Wedding of Constantijn and Laurentien

  May 19, 2016 at 5:59 pm by

On this day in 2001 prince Constantijn of The Netherlands married Laurentien Brinkhorst in a religious ceremony in the Grote Kerk in The Hague. Today they celebrate their crystal wedding: 15 years. The couple had known each other for a long time. Their mothers were friends form the time they both studied in Leiden while in 2001 Laurentien’s father served as minister of agriculture. Two days before the religious wedding … Continue reading

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William and Kate’s Fifth Wedding Anniversary

  April 29, 2016 at 9:00 am by

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge today celebrate their fifth wedding anniversary (doesn’t time simply fly?!). They were married on April 29, 2011 at Westminster Abbey. To mark their half-decade as a married couple, here are five of the most memorable photographs from their wedding: Catherine Middleton arrives at Westminster Abbey, giving the first full look at her Alexander McQueen wedding gown, as her sister Pippa prepares her train A … Continue reading

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A Wedding To Remember: Sixty Years Since Prince Rainier Married Grace Kelly

  April 19, 2016 at 9:00 am by

Described as “an incredible affair” that “left such a mark on people” by Monaco’s Prince Albert II, today marks the sixtieth anniversary of the marriage of Prince Rainier III of Monaco and Hollywood actress Grace Kelly. The elaborate religious wedding ceremony that took place on April 19, 1956 at the Cathédrale de Monaco has gone down as one of the most famous weddings of the 20th century that was watched live … Continue reading

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On This Day: Beatrix Marries Claus

  March 10, 2016 at 7:30 am by

Today is the fiftieth wedding anniversary of the former Dutch monarch, Beatrix, and her late husband Claus. The pair were married back in 1966, first in a civil ceremony at the Amsterdam Town Hall and then in a religious ceremony held at the Westerkerk attended by 1,600 guests including royals for many of Europe’s royal houses. Beatrix and Claus shared numerous looks between themselves during the ceremony, presided over by Reverend Johannes … Continue reading

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35th Wedding Anniversary of the Grand Duke and Grand Duchess of Luxembourg

  February 14, 2016 at 9:30 am by

Today, Grand Duke Henri and Grand Duchess Maria Teresa of Luxembourg celebrate their 35th wedding anniversary. Grand Duke Henri first met his wife to be María Teresa Mestre y Batista while he was studying in Geneva, Switzerland. The Grand Duke and Duchess tied the knot in a civil ceremony on February 4, 1981. On February 14, 1981 they had a religious ceremony. For the religious ceremony, Maria Teresa wore a … Continue reading

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New Photos To Mark Upcoming Coral Wedding

  February 13, 2016 at 2:13 am by

The Grand Ducal Court in Luxembourg released four new photos Grand Duke Henri and Garnd Duchess Maria Teresa. The Pictures were released to mark the couple’s upcoming coral wedding. They married on Valentine’s Day 1981, 35 years ago. Photos from the Cour Royale/Carole Bellaïche

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Prince Floris and Princess Aimée’s 10th Wedding Anniversary

  October 22, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Floris of Orange-Nassau van Vollenhoven and Princess Aimée celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary today. Prince Floris announced his engagement to Aimée Söhngen on February 25, 2005. The couple married in a civil ceremony at the Stadhuis in Naarden on October 20, 2005 and on October 22, 2005 they married in a religious ceremony at the Grote Kerk in Naarden. The couple have three children, Magali van Vollenhoven, Eliane van … Continue reading

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5th Wedding Anniversary of Prince and Princess Nikolaos

  August 25, 2015 at 6:30 am by

Prince and Princess Nikolaos, also knows as Prince Nikolaos and Princess Tatiana, celebrate their 5th wedding anniversary today. The couple tied the knot five years ago in Spetses, Greece, eight months after announcing their engagement. Tatiana arrived to the church in a carriage with her stepfather. Upon marriage, Tatiana was officially styled Princess Nikolaos of Greece and Denmark with the style of Royal Highness. The couple’s wedding was attended by various … Continue reading

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Pieter-Christiaan and Anita Celebrate Tenth Wedding Anniversary

  August 25, 2015 at 6:00 am by

Prince Pieter-Christiaan of Orange-Nassau and his wife Anita today celebrate their tenth wedding anniversary. The pair were married civilly on August 25 in a ceremony held at Het Loo Palace officiated by the Mayor of Apeldoorn attended by their close family and friends. Pieter-Christiaan and Anita posed for photographs in the palace gardens after the ceremony, to which the bride wore a jacket and skirt in shades of green, blue … Continue reading

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23rd Wedding Anniversary of Lady Helen and Timothy Taylor

  July 18, 2015 at 1:30 am by

Lady Helen and Timothy Taylor celebrate their 23rd wedding anniversary today. Helen, the only daughter of the Duke and Duchess of Kent, and Timothy tied the knot on July 18, 1992 at St. George’s Chapel at Windsor Castle. The bride wore a Catherine Walker bespoke design. The couple have four children. View image | gettyimages.com The couple in 2006.

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15th Wedding Anniversary of Prince Bernhard And Princess Annette

  July 8, 2015 at 1:00 am by

Prince Bernhard of Orange-Nassau van Vollenhoven and Princess Annette of Orange-Nassau, van Vollenhoven-Sekrève celebrate their 15th wedding anniversary. Prince Bernhard and Princess Annette announced their engagement on March 11, 2000 and tied the knot four month later, July 2000. The civil wedding was done by the Mayor of Utrecht on July 6 and the religious ceremony took place two days later in the Cathedral of Saint Martin, Utrecht. The couple … Continue reading

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20th Wedding Anniversary of the Crown Prince and Princess of Greece

  July 1, 2015 at 9:01 am by

On July 1, 1995, Pavlos, Crown Prince of Greece, Prince of Denmark and Marie-Chantal Miller tied the knot in a lavish wedding in London, England. The couple married in a Greek Orthodox ceremony St Sophia’s Cathedral in Bayswater, London. The church ceremony was attended by about 450 guests in the cathedral and another 850 guests including the Queen’s mother watched the wedding live from Hampton Court. A lunch reception was held … Continue reading

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