Princess Elizabeth at Film Premiere, 1951

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Wedding of King Constantine of Greece and Princess Anne-Marie of Denmark

Happy 53rd Anniversary to King Constantine and Queen Anne Marie of Greece, who got married on this day in 1964. Princess Anne Marie of Denmark was just 13 when she met the then Crown Prince of Greece. Two years later, the couple had fallen in love and gotten engaged, marrying just weeks after her 18th Birthday and a few months after his accession to the throne. The couple have five children and ruled Greece for only three years before spending over 40 years in exile. Recently, the King and Queen have returned to Greece, where they reside in a villa in Porto Heli. In honour of their Anniversary, we are featuring their wedding below- Continue reading

Buckingham Palace Bombing, 1940

Buckingham Palace was bombed by the Luftwaffe, while King George VI and Queen Elizabeth were in residence, on this day in 1940. During WWII, Buckingham Palace and it’s grounds suffered attacks on sixteen occasions, nine of which included direct hits on the Palace. After this particular bombing, the Queen famously declared: “I am glad we have been bombed. It makes me feel I can look the East End in the face”.  Continue reading