Today in Royal History | May 9

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The Birth of Grand Duchess Kira Kirillovna/Princess Kira of Prussia in 1909

[Prussian Meander Tiara | Prussian Clover Coronet]

The Birth of Empress Zita of Austria in 1892

[Diamond Tiara]

Wedding

The Wedding of the Duke of Hohenberg and Princess Elisabeth of Luxembourg in 1956

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The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall in Greece in 2018

King Harald and Queen Sonja’s 80th Birthday Banquet in 2017

The Prince and Princess of Wales in Japan in 1986

The Wedding Gala of Archduke Otto von Habsburg and Princess Regina of Saxe-Meiningen in 1951

The Accession of Prince Rainier III of Monaco in 1949

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Danish State Visit to Britain, 1951

The British Royal Family hosted King Frederik IX and Queen Ingrid of Denmark on their State Visit to Britain on thus day in 1951, the first Danish State Visit to Britain since 1914. The Danish and British Royal Families have close family links through their common descent from King Christian IX, as well as through Queen Ingrid’s mother, the British Princess Margaret of Connaught, and the Duke of Edinburgh, born a Prince of Greece and Denmark. The Queen has undertaken State Visits to Denmark in 1957 and in 1979, and has hosted Queen Margrethe on her State Visit to Britain in 1974 and on her second State Visit in 2000.

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Today in Royal History | May 8

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The 18th Birthday of Crown Prince Moulay Al-Hassan of Morocco

The 62nd Birthday of the Dowager Duchess of Westminster

[The Duchess of Westminster’s Tiaras | Westminster Myrtle Wreath Tiara]

The Birth of Princess Elisabeth of Denmark in 1935

[Sapphire Tiara | Sapphire Pendant]

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VE Day 75th Anniversary in 2020

VE Day 50th Anniversary in 1995

The Danish State Visit to Britain in 1951

The Royal Family on VE Day in 1945

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Horse Racing – A Royal Sport

Horse racing is one of the oldest sports known to humanity. Its early forms can be spotted hundreds of years ago. Since then, the sport has managed to grow a lot and become one of the most recognizable in the world.

In the UK, horse racing is now even considered a royal sport. With that being said, we wanted to take a look at some famous horse racing events and take a closer look at the influence that this sport has these days. Without any further ado, let’s take a look at the details.

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Today in Royal History | May 7

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The Death of Princess Hedwige of Bourbon-Parma in 1986

[Chaumet Bourbon-Parma Tiara]

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The Closing of the Octave of Our Lady of Luxembourg in 2018

The Prince and Princess of Wales in Canada in 1986

Summit Dinner at Buckingham Palace in 1977

The Anglo-Danish Society’s Jubilee Dinner in 1974

Princess Margaret in Nice in 1966

The Luxembourg State Visit to the Vatican in 1965

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