Real time Royal love stories
PRINCE WILLIAM and KATE , REAL TME LOVE STORY:
Prince William and Kate Middleton met whilst studying at St.Andrews university. Kate was the shy, sporty, History of Art student who caught Prince William’s attention when she walked in that infamous university fashion show . William was a world famous Prince who won Kate’s heart with his charm, wit and kindness.
Kate, then 19, took part in a St.Andrews university fashion show, strutting down the catwalk in a barely-there sheath dress. Prince William paid £200 for a ticket and apparently whispered to his friend, ‘She’s hot!’. Although Prince William and Kate had been good friends prior to this infamous night, seeing Kate confidently take to the catwalk obviously made Prince William see her in a totally different way! The pair’s relationship was confirmed in 2004 when they were pictured sitting together.
Prince William and Kate Middleton graduated from the University of St.Andrews in 2005. The prince embarked on his military career at Sandhurst, while Kate landed a job at Jigsaw as a buyer. The couple’s different jobs meant they were in a long distance relationship – but they still made time to see each other and hit their favourite nightclub hotspots when they were both in London!Finally, Prince William proposed to Kate during a getaway to Kenya in October 2010. A ‘very excited’ Kate chose a navy Issa dress to complement her sapphire engagement ring, which belonged to William’s mum, the late Princess Diana.
Their wedding took place on 29th April 2011 with the cheering crowds and THAT iconic kiss on the balcony was certainly a day for the history books.Together they are now one of the most photographed couples in the world. Kate, now the Duchess of Cambridge, showing that fairytales really do come true! The couple living happily and blessed with a cute son(Prince George Alexander Louis was born on 22 July 2013) and a cute little girl (Princess Charlotte born on 2015) forming a Gorgeous family !!.
William and Kate looked happier than ever with their beautiful brood at Princess Charlotte’s christening. For the children’s privacy and to ensure that they could have as ‘normal’ early lives as possible, the Duke and Duchess chose to raise their children in Anmer Hall, out in the countryside in Norfolk. While breaking from the tradition of living in Kensington Palace, countryside lovers Kate and William enjoyed the peace and freedom afforded to them away from prying eyes and paparazzi.
EMPEROR SHAH JAHAN AND MUMTAZ –INSPIRING LOVE STORY
Taj Mahal, the magnificent monument that stands at the heart of India has a story that has been melting the hearts of millions of listeners since the time Taj has been visible. A story, that although ended back in 1631, continues to live on in the form of Taj and is considered a living example of eternal love. It’s the love story of Shah Jahan and Mumtaz Mahal, two people from the course of history who set an example for the people living in present and the future to come.
Shah Jahan was born in 1592, the son of Jehangir, the fourth Mughal emperor of India and the grandson of Akbar the Great. In 1607 when strolling down the Meena Bazaar, accompanied by a string of fawning courtiers, Shah Jahan caught a glimpse of a girl hawking silk and glass beads. It was love at first sight and the girl was Mumtaz Mahal, who was known as Arjumand Banu Begum at that time. After meeting her, Shah Jahan went back to his father and declared that he wanted to marry her and finally married her in the year 1612.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge in front of the Taj Mahal in India during day seven of the Royal tour to India and Bhutan.
Though Shah Jahan had other wives also, but, Mumtaz Mahal was his favorite and accompanied him everywhere, even on military campaigns. In the year 1631, when Mumtaz Mahal was giving birth to their 14th child, she died due to some complications. While Mumtaz was on her deathbed, Shah Jahan promised her that he would never remarry and will build the richest mausoleum over her grave.
It is said that Shah Jahan was so heartbroken after her death which made to built the world’s most beautiful monument in the memory of his beloved. It took 22 years and the labor of 22,000 workers to construct the monument. When Shah Jahan died in 1666, his body was placed in a tomb next to the tomb of Mumtaz Mahal. This magnificent monument came to be known as “Taj Mahal” and now counts amongst the Seven Wonders of the World. This is the true story of the Taj Mahal of India, which has mesmerized many people with its bewitching beauty.
QUEEN ELIZABETH I AND ROBERT DUDLEY–EARL OF LEICESTER LOVE STORY
A peek into Elizabeth I’s life-long relationship with the Earl of Leicester suggests that the Virgin Queen had good reason to refuse any other marriage proposals: the two were seriously in love. The pair met as children and remained inseparable since their meeting, even serving a year-long stint in the Tower of London together (Robert for his father’s attempt to usurp the throne; Elizabeth as a result of Thomas Wyatt’s rebellion).
Upon her ascenscion to the throne, Elizabeth made Robert — who had married another woman — the Master of the Queen’s Horse, which has less to do with horseback riding and more with being the Queen’s main bitch. Robert’s wife died tragically, causing rumors of murder among the gossipy court, yet the Queen — for reasons we may never know — refused to marry him. Besides many stories /rumors behind Queen Elizabeth1,Whether her choice to remain an unmarried ruler was personal or political, we do know that Elizabeth and Robert nevertheless harbored an enduring, mutual love and respect.
PRINCE SALIM and ANARKALI –A SAD REAL LOVE STORY
This is the love story of the Lahore Mughal prince Salim, and Anarkali.
Prince Salim,son of Lahore Mughal Emperor Akbar fell in love with Anarkali during a dance performance arranged by his father Akbar. Anarkali was not of noble birth and hence, she kept trying to resist the prince’s attemps to woo her. However, it later became apparent that she was also in love with him. Soon, they both began to see each other although the matter was kept quiet. Later, Prince Salim informed his father, Akbar, of his intention to marry Anarkali and make her the Empress. The problem was that Anarkali, despite her fame in Lahore, was a dancer and a maid and not of noble blood. So Akbar forbade Salim from seeing Anarkali again. Prince Salim and Akbar had an argument that later became very serious after Akbar ordered the arrest of Anarkali and placed her in one of the jail dungeons in Lahore.
After many attempts, Salim and one of his friends helped Anarkali escape and hid her near the outskirts of Lahore. Then, a furious Prince Salim organised an army and began an attack on the city; Akbar, being the emperor, had a much larger army and quickly defeated Prince Salim’s force. Akbar gave his son two choices: either to surrender Anarkali to them or to face the death penalty. Prince Salim, out of his true love for Anarkali, chose the death penalty. Anarkali, however, unable to allow Prince Salim to die, came out of hiding and approached the Mughal emperor, Akbar. She asked him if she could be the one to give up her life in order to save Prince Salim, and after Akbar agreed, she asked for just one wish, which was to spend just one pleasant night with Prince Salim.
After her night with Salim, Anarkali drugged Salim with a pomegranate blossom. The guards came in the morning to drag the girl away. After a very tearful goodbye to the unconscious Salim, she left the royal palace with guards. She was taken to the area near present-day Anarkali Bazaar in Lahore, where a large ditch was made for her. She was strapped to a board of wood and lowered in it by soldiers belonging to Akbar. They closed the top of the large ditch with a brick wall and buried her alive.
MARATHA EMPEROR SHIVAJI and SAIBAI
Going against the conventional love stories, this one is of love maturing with time. The founder of the Maratha Empire, Shivaji was married to Saibai from the Nimbalkar dynasty at a very young age. Since Shivaji was busy in battles after that their love took time to grow. Saibai, mother of Shivaji’s four Children, was said to be his favourite wife, and it is also said that Shivaji’s last word on his deathbed was ‘Sai’.