Weddings dating and love customs of cultures worldwide including royalty

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It was seen as part of the royal family's duty to their people to share the love.The Mughal Empress Nur Jahan, who ruled in the 17th century, was one of the biggest examples of this tradition, according to chroniclers of the time.

The phenomenon of wedding gifts from far and wide represents a big part of modern royal wedding protocol, particularly when it comes to England and its former Empire.The smallest were figurines that resembled mythical creatures, dragons, saints or knights on horseback, while others are recorded as life-size elephants and whales.They were often quite inedible and covered in paper, wax and gold leaf." — and the enthusiastic Pennard cheesemongers didn't stop there.They made another huge one for Victoria and Albert's first anniversary in 1841, where apparently the queen "saw the cheese privately" and Albert "expressed himself much pleased and gratified with the present," according to Blackwood's Lady's Magazine.Don't try and send them chocolates in the mail, though.

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