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On This Day: The Duke of Anjou Marries A Franco Descendant

  March 8, 2017 at 5:00 am by

The family of Spain’s General Francisco Franco became officially linked to a branch of the country’s Royal Family, the Bourbons, when the General’s eldest grandchild, María del Carmen Martínez-Bordiú y Franco, married Alfonso, Duke of Anjou and Cádiz on March 8, 1972. Their wedding took place at chapel of the Palacio Real de El Pardo. Alfonso and María del Carmen had two children, sons Francisco de Asís and Luis Alfonso, before … Continue reading

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On This Day: Willem-Alexander & Máxima Marry in Amsterdam

  February 2, 2017 at 5:00 am by

Fifteen years ago, the heir to the Dutch throne – Prince Willem-Alexander – married Argentine Máxima Zorreguieta in civil and religious ceremonies in Amsterdam. The couple are now King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands. After announcing their engagement on March 30, 2001, the couple married on February 2, 2002 – the date chosen because of the once-in-a-century ’02-02-02′. The civil ceremony took place at the Beurs van Berlage and … Continue reading

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A Golden Wedding Anniversary in The Netherlands

  January 10, 2017 at 4:00 am by

Princess Margriet of the Netherlands and her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven, today celebrate their fiftieth wedding anniversary. A new photograph of the couple was released last week to celebrate the milestone, and yesterday two more were released featuring their children and grandchildren. The couple will celebrate privately, on a Caribbean cruise with their children and grandchildren in February. Margriet and Pieter have given an interview to Blauw Bloed which will air on January … Continue reading

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On This Day: Crown Princess Juliana Marries Her German Prince

  January 7, 2017 at 9:00 am by

Eighty years ago, Crown Princess Juliana of the Netherlands and Prince Bernhard of Lippe-Biesterfeld were married at the Great Church (St Jacobskerk) in The Hague. Following the ceremony (which had been preceded by a civil ceremony at The Hague’s Town Hall), the newlyweds appeared on the balcony of Noordeinde Palace to greet the gathered crowd. While a number of royals and nobles attended the wedding (including the Duke of Kent and Princess Alice, Countess … Continue reading

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Frederik & Mary Celebrate ‘Copper’ Wedding Anniversary With Early Morning Wake-Up Call

  November 14, 2016 at 8:35 am by

Denmark’s Crown Prince Frederik and Crown Princess Mary today celebrate their ‘copper’ wedding anniversary – 12 and half years – and as per Danish tradition, the couple were awoken bright and early this morning by their family and friends The Danish Royal Court released a photo of the pair in the doorway of their Amalienborg home, smiling as they greeted those who came out to start the day’s celebrations (two … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: Prince Masahito Marries Hanako Tsugaru

  September 30, 2016 at 8:30 am by

September 30, 1964: The second son of Emperor Hirohito, Prince Masahito, married Hanako Tsugaru, a member of the Imperial aristocracy. The newlywed couple posed for official photographs in traditional Japanese dress, before changing into Western clothing for further celebrations. One day later, the Emperor granted Prince Masahito the title Hitachi-no-miya, allowing him to form the Hitachi branch of the Imperial Family. He and his new bride were known from then on … Continue reading

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A Service of Blessing in Romania!

  September 29, 2016 at 10:05 am by

Late last Saturday afternoon, in celebration of their 20th Wedding Anniversary, Crown Princess Margareta and Prince Radu of Romania had their marriage blessed in a beautiful ceremony held at the Coronation Cathedral in the city of Alba Iulia, north-west of Bucharest.  The Service of Blessing was conducted by His Eminence, Archbishop Irenaeus of Alba who was assisted by priests from the Archdiocese.   During the sacred formalities, Crown Princess Margareta … Continue reading

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Flashback Friday: A Hesse-Savoy Royal Wedding

  September 23, 2016 at 8:30 am by

September 23, 1925: A royal wedding takes place at the Royal Castle of Racconigi in north-western Italy, when Princess Mafalda of Savoy – second eldest daughter of King Vittorio Emanuele III of Italy – marries Prince Philipp of Hesse-Kassel, the future Landgrave. The couple had four children – Moritz, Heinrich, Otto and Elisabeth – before the Second World War tore the family apart: while Philipp was a member of Nazi party and … Continue reading

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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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