Top Ten 2016

To end our Year in Review series for 2016, we would like to feature our Top Ten most visited pages this year. As always, click on the highlighted/underlined words to get to the post on the event, person, or tiara.

#10- The Duchess of Gloucester’s Tiaras

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Number 10 on our list is the Duchess of Gloucester’s Tiaras, which we featured in June, to mark her 70th Birthday. A cousin by marriage to Queen Elizabeth II, the Duchess is one of the most hardworking members of the British Royal Family, and regularly attends Gala events. Click here for the post 

#9- Wedding of Lady Charlotte Wellesley

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The 9th most visited page is the Wedding of Lady Charlotte Wellesley, daughter of the Duke of Wellington, which was a major society event in May with many notables in attendance including the Duchess of Cornwall and King Juan Carlos of Spain. Click here for the post →

#8- Sapphire Goat Tiara

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Before the Wedding of Crown Prince Leka of Albania in October, we predicted that the Bride would wear the Sapphire Goat Tiara of his Grandmother, Queen Geraldine of Albania. Fortunately, our prediction came true, and the Tiara was not only worn for the Wedding, but also for a series of Official PortraitsClick here for the post →

#7- Wedding of the Hereditary Prince and Princess of Oettingen-Spielberg

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Number 7 on our list is the Wedding of Hereditary Prince Franz Albrecht zu Oettingen-Spielberg to Baroness Cleopatra von Adelsheim von Ernest in Oettingen, Bavaria in July. It featured a beautiful ceremony and an ‘enchanted forest’ themed reception. Click here for the post →

#6- Queen’s Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace

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Our 6th most visited page has become quite popular despite being written less than ten days ago. It features pictures of members of the British Royal Family arriving for the Queen’s annual Christmas Lunch at Buckingham Palace on December 20th. Click here for the post →

#5- The Hon. Margaret Rhodes

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Number 5 on our list is our tribute to the Hon. Margaret Rhodes, the Queen’s bridesmaid, cousin, and oldest friend, who died in late November. We featured her life and some anecdotes from her auto-biography. Click here for the post →

#4- Wedding of the Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull

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One of the most high profile weddings this year, the Wedding of the Hon. Alexandra Knatchbull (daughter of Lord and Lady Brabourne, granddaughter of Countess Mountbatten, and goddaughter of the late Diana, Princess of Wales) included the Prince of Wales walking the Bride down the Aisle, three Queens, a King, and three Princesses. Click here for the post →

#3- Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace 2016

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Our 3rd most viewed post delivered an unexpected surprise in the form of a photograph from the usually private annual Diplomatic Reception at Buckingham Palace. It featured Tiaras for the Ladies and White Tie & Garters for the men. Click here for the post →

#2- Wedding of Crown Prince Leka of Albania

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Number 2 on our list of most viewed pages was the Wedding of Crown Prince Leka of Albania, which also brought us the most popular day. The Wedding between the pretender to the Albanian Throne and an actress brought many foreign royal to Tirana for the ceremony and the grand ball held afterwards. Click here for the post →

#1- Wedding of the Earl of Arundel

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The Top most viewed page on The Royal Watcher for 2016 was the Wedding of the Earl of Arundel, heir of the Duke of Norfolk (Earl Marshall and premier Duke and Earl in the Peerage of England). It gained popularity after the Earl’s parents, the Duke & Duchess of Norfolk, decided to end their five-year separation soon after the wedding.  Click here for the post →

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