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Henry's VIII's most mysterious wife

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Jane Seymour, Queen of England and only the second to die from complications of childbirth



Today is the anniversary of the death of Jane Seymour, that most elusive and mysterious of all the women who married Henry VIII - and she had some competition.  The third queen of the eighth Henry died twelve days after the birth of her only child, the legitimate son that Henry longed for to secure his kingdom and his throne.  While little Prince Edward was being tended in his nursery, his mother died of the complications of childbirth - most likely a puerperal fever that came about from an infection not treated properly after the delivery of her baby. 

Eugenie and Jack: the official photos

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A picture is worth a thousand words and this one maybe more so. There was talk before the wedding of Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank that the Duke of Edinburgh disliked Sarah, Duchess of York so much he might not even show for the ceremony. And there they are, next to one another, in the official photo. Pure class.

Eugenie and Jack: the bridal party

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You can't have a royal wedding without bridesmaids and pageboys who (almost) steal the show. Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank had a bridal party of eight who looked and acted like little angels all the way through the ceremony. Prince George of Cambridge and Louis de Givenchy rocked blue trousers with print sashes while Princess Charlotte of Cambridge, Savannah and Isla Phillips, Mia Tindall, Theodora Williams and Maud Windsor wore traditional white with a splash of autumn colour. They were all well looked after by special attendant, Lady Louise Windsor. Here are some of their sweetest moments from the Royal Wedding....

Eugenie and Jack: the bride

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She was a very beautiful bride. Eugenie Victoria Helena of York became the first princess of this generation to say 'I do' and she looked lovely as she did it. She chose a dress by Peter Pilotto and Christopher de Vos of British label Peter Pilotto designed to show the scars from an operation she had at the age of 12 for scoliosis. There were also shoes by Charlotte Olympia (peep toe no less) and a tiara loaned by the Queen, the stunning Greville Emerald Kokoshnik. Add in a bouquet by Patrice Van Helden Oakes, featuring York roses, and you have a bridal look fit for a princess....

Eugenie and Jack: the wedding ceremony

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Princess Eugenie of York and Jack Brooksbank have said their vows and kissed on the steps of St. George's Chapel, Windsor which must mean one thing. They're married. The couple wed before 850 family and friends at the ancient church on October 12th 2018. It was a simple and elegant ceremony - here are some of the best images from the day Eugenie and Jack said 'I do'....

Eugenie and Jack: the arrival of the bride

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Wasn't it all rather lovely? Princess Eugenie of York married Jack Brooksbank at St. George's Chapel, Windsor on October 12th 2018 and it turned out picture perfect. The couple, clearly very much in love, said their vows before 850 family and friends before celebrating with the thousands who had turned out to see them on their special day. What better way to spend a Saturday than with a quick flick through their truly gorgeous wedding albums and now it's time to enjoy the arrival of the bride....

Eugenie and Jack: the happy couple

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And they're married! The second royal wedding of 2018 proved to be just as lovely as we hoped and after a day of celebrations, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank are starting a new phase of their lives together as husband and wife. Throughout the day, we're going to take a look back at some of the best pictures of their royal wedding, starting with some of our favourite images of the happy couple themselves...

A Princess Marries

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It's Princess Eugenie's last night as a single woman. Tomorrow, the granddaughter of the Queen becomes the first princess of her generation to say 'I do' and the flags are already flying at Windsor. As Eugenie gets ready for her wedding, let's look forward to her big day.


Eugenie's Bridal Party

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Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank have announced who will be in the bridal party at their wedding on Friday at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. And when it comes to their big day, it’s all about sibling support.