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Royal Wedding Recollections – Princess Elizabeth of the United Kingdom & The Duke of Edinburgh

On 9 July 1947, the engagement between Princess Elizabeth and Philip Mountbatten was announced. From Buckingham Palace came the announcement, “It is with the greatest pleasure that the King and Queen announce the betrothal of their dearly beloved daughter the Princess Elizabeth, to Lieutenant Philip Mountbatten, RN.” They were married on 20 November 1947, and [read more]

Royal Wedding Recollections

Royal Wedding Recollections – Prince Richard of Gloucester & Birgitte van Deurs

The engagement of Prince Richard of Gloucester and the Danish-born Birgitte van Deurs was announced in February 1972 with the New York Times writing: “Queen’s Cousin will wed a secretary The Duke and Duchess of Gloucester announced the engagement at Kensington Palace today and declared themselves “simply delighted” with the young woman their son had [read more]

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Charlotte Princess Royal

Royal Wedding Recollections – Charlotte, Princess Royal & Frederick, Hereditary Prince of Württemberg

Charlotte, Princess Royal, was the eldest daughter of King George III and Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. She was the only one of their daughters to make a timely marriage; the others remained unmarried or were married so late in life that they could no longer have children. On 18 May 1797, Charlotte married Frederick, Hereditary Prince [read more]