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Royal Moments: When Regal Births had an Audience

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 3:07:06 AM

 

Royal births today have an audience of millions – perhaps even billions – but their experience of the event is filtered through news cameras and confined respectfully to the outside of the hospital.

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Topics: The Queen, Goerge VI

Now Live! The Royal View: In-Laws and Outlaws

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:54:38 AM

 

 

The latest episode of The Royal View – the show that brings you the truth behind the Royal Family’s most talked about moments – is now live! Episode 5: In-Laws and Outlaws features guests including former Royal butler Paul Burrell and Vanity Fair’s contributing editor Katie Nicholls, and examines the dysfunctional side to the British Royal Family. From the King who deserted his country for love, to in-laws selling stories to the press – it’s quite apparent that the old maxim “you can choose your friends but not your family” applies even to the Queen of England!

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Topics: The Queen, Kate Middleton, Prince William

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

Royal Fashion: Is There More Than Meets The Eye?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 13, 2020 2:07:10 AM

 

From their wedding dress to the clothes they pack for international tours, what a Royal wears can tell us a lot about who they are, how they feel and the message they are trying to convey. The Royal Family may not say much, but their fashion choices can start trends, make careers and promote social change.

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Topics: Princess Diana, Meghan Markle, The Queen

From Horses to Magic: Our 6 Favourite Royal Hobbies

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:19:42 AM

 

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince Philip, Prince William, Prince Harry

Property Portfolio: Where Do The Royals Live?

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:17:04 AM

 

Queen Elizabeth II isn’t just the UK’s longest reigning monarch – she’s also a property tycoon with a huge portfolio of castles, cottages and stately homes.

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Topics: Meghan Markle, The Queen, Prince Charles, Kate Middleton, Prince William

Royal News Round Up – 1st June

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 4:14:51 AM

 

From hosting garden parties to opening cricket tournaments find out what the Windsors have been up to this week with our Royal News Round Up!

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Harry

Nine Unusual Facts About The Crown Jewels

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 8, 2020 3:43:17 AM

 

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Topics: The Queen, Queen Victoria, The Crown Jewels

Now Live! The Queen’s Castle Collection

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:57:50 PM

 

If you want to go beyond what the tourist sees when they look round Windsor Castle, then The Queen’s Castle collection is your answer. The filmmakers were granted unprecedented access to both castle and Queen. Filming over the course of a year, these documentaries show that this turreted citadel is no museum: it is a living, breathing castle which serves as a beloved home to the Royal Family and their staff.

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Topics: The Queen, Prince Philip

The Queen’s Royal Residences

Posted by Nigel Brown on Oct 5, 2020 4:55:15 PM

 

The collection of properties belonging to The Crown Estate are valued at £14.1bn, but only a few of these are occupied by members of the Royal Family, with even fewer numbering among the official residences of Queen Elizabeth II.

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Topics: The Queen

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