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November's Windsor Brides

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The Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh on their wedding day November 20th 1947, Buckingham Palace
November isn't overladen with royal weddings but among them is one of the most historic royal of them all. For this is the month in which the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh celebrate their wedding anniversary. The longest marriage in British royal history began on a cold November day in 1947 and over seven decades later it's still being celebrated. The sparkle and joy of that event is among those remembered here as we look at three royal brides for November.

Armistice Day 2018, Lest We Forget

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At the going down of the sun, and in the morning, we will always remember them. The Great War, 1914 - 1918 One Hundred Years On

Sofia, the great queen, turns 80

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Sofia, Queen of Spain, is 80 today. Daughter, sister, wife and mother of kings, she is far more than a sidekick in the royal story. For Sofia has reshaped the concept of royalty in her own way and contributed to some of the biggest events in the 20th and 21st century. And through sunshine and showers, she has remained ever popular, ever admired, ever respected. Sofia is a great queen of the modern age.

Victoria reigns again at Buckingham Palace

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Victoria is about to reign supreme at the royal residence she called home for decades. Details of next year's summer opening at Buckingham Palace have just been revealed and in 2019, its set piece exhibition will be all about Victoria.