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The Truth Behind The Crown

Posted by Nigel Brown on Nov 13, 2020 3:24:56 PM

 

With series four of The Crown launching on November 15th, the Netflix drama is now primed to introduce one of the most emotionally charged, dynamic and tragic figures to have ever been a member of the British Royal Family.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Prince Charles, Prince of Wales

“You can’t be both victim and perpetrator!”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:54:46 AM

 

Diana is one of the most beloved figures in British history, affectionately dubbed ‘The People’s Princess’ – but her relationship with the press was complicated to say the least. Was she the unfortunate victim of the paparazzi or did some part of her seek out the limelight?

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Topics: Princess Diana

“The Queen said she thought it was a good idea for Diana and Charles to separate.”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:52:15 AM

 

Despite being remembered fondly as a ‘fairytale wedding’, the marriage of Prince Charles and Princess Diana quickly became mired in betrayals and recriminations. Was this spectacular tale of affair and scandal ever salvageable? Or was it doomed from the very start?

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Topics: Princess Diana, The Queen

“My phone rang and Diana was laughing, ‘You never told me about the nudist beach!’”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:46:30 AM

 

While many romanticise the Royal Family as privileged and born into a wealthy dynasty, they sacrifice any attempt of a private life with their titles. Should this just be an accepted part of the role or considered an invasion of privacy from the press?

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Topics: Princess Diana

Now Live! The Royal View: The Palace Puppet Masters

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:42:42 AM

 

Find out who really pulls the Royal strings; why Diana wanted to leave the Royal Family and why Meghan had so few friends and family at her wedding. Guests include Royal insiders, commentators and biographers, all of whom get behind the headlines to reveal the truth about the British Royal Family.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen

Monarchy & Apology

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:39:57 AM

 

Find out who really pulls the Royal strings; why Diana wanted out of the Royal Family and why Meghan had so few friends and family at her wedding. Guests include Royal insiders, commentators and biographers, all of whom get behind the headlines to reveal the truth about the British Royal Family.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen

Royal Babies: “Catherine is the kind of mother you can identify with”

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:21:36 AM

 

As Meghan’s due date fast approaches we thought we’d highlight our favourite shows on True Royalty TV about growing up a Royal. Our first pick is the aptly titled Royal Babies.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Kate Middleton

Princess Diana: the woman who changed Royal motherhood for good

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 3:14:38 AM

 

As we count down the days until Meghan introduces the newest member of the Royal Family to the world, True Royalty TV shines a light on another revolutionary Royal mother. Secrets of the Royal Nursery looks at Princess Diana and how she proved to the world that you could be both Royal and a devoted mother.

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Topics: Princess Diana, The Queen

Regal Recipes: the surprisingly simple favourites of young Royals

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 20, 2020 2:59:32 AM

 

With Harry and Meghan’s child on the way, it’s a wonderful time to highlight Royal Recipes: Childhood, a documentary on True Royally that looks at the food that meant the most to the Royals in their childhood.

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Topics: Princess Diana, The Queen, Prince William, Prince Harry, Princess Anne

The History of Royal Wedding Dresses

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:23:42 AM

 

Finding the right wedding dress is always important, but it is absolutely essential if you are having a Royal wedding. 

The dress a Royal bride wears on her wedding day is going to be seen by millions of people all around the world – immortalised in the daily papers and gossip magazines – and if she is not already a member of the British Royal Family, the dress will quite literally transform her into a princess.

For Royal brides, the wedding dress is a statement of what kind of Royal she wants to be and where she sees herself going in the future. Read on to discover the stories behind the most iconic wedding dresses in living memory.

Elizabeth II’s 1947 Wedding Dress

Elizabeth II was just 21 years old when she married Prince Philip in November 1947. As clothing was still rationed in Britain since the end of the Second World War two years earlier, the future monarch’s wedding dress material was also bought with rations (and an extra £200 from the government). Some members of the British public actually tried to send the young bride their own allowance for her wedding dress, which she then had to send back as it was illegal to take other people’s rations. She wore an ivory silk dress decorated with sea pearls and embroidered flowers which was elegant without appearing excessive.

Lady Diana Spencer’s ‘Quintessential Princess’ Dress

When a 20-year-old Lady Diana Spencer got married in July 1981, she wore an ivory taffeta gown with a 25-foot train. It was everything that springs to mind when you think ‘princess dress’, from the huge puffy sleeves to the gigantic skirt which didn’t quite fit into the car. Diana’s dress looked like it had escaped from a fairy tale, but unfortunately it got creased on the way to the church.

Kate Middleton’s Wedding Dress: Fit For a Future Queen

Kate Middleton’s wedding in April 2011 was the happy ending to a real-life fairy tale. She was a regular girl who met a Prince and, in marrying him, ensured she would one day become Queen Consort to the future King of England. Her wedding dress showcased beautiful attention to detail, from the elegant lace to her signature sweetheart neckline, and it was a great example of a fairy tale for the modern world.

Meghan Markle’s Chic and Simple Wedding Dress

Meghan Markle was 36 years old when she married Prince Harry in May 2018. As a mature woman who has enjoyed a successful career and was previously married, Meghan wanted a simple, chic and elegant wedding dress which reflected her Hollywood past as well as her Royal future. Meghan’s dress did not have puffed sleeves or huge skirts, but did you know her veil was hand embroidered with flowers representing the 53 nations of the commonwealth?


Find out more about the story behind these iconic Royal wedding dresses in ‘Meghan Markle: Inside the Wardrobe of a Princess’ exclusively on True Royalty TV.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen, Kate Middleton, Royal Weddings

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