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History of Royal Titles: The Dukedom of Edinburgh

Dukedoms are the highest titles in the British roll of peerage. These titles are sometimes created and bestowed on sons and grandsons of the British monarch, usually when they get married. Named after the capital city of Scotland, the Dukedom of Edinburgh was first created on 15 July 1726 during the reign of King George I, who bestowed it upon his grandson, Prince Frederick (1707-1751), who…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Guillaume and Stéphanie of Luxembourg

On 19 October, the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg will mark eight years since the civil marriage of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume with Belgian-born Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. Their religious marriage took place the following day. The couple, who announced their engagement on 26 April 2012, tied the knot at Luxembourg City Hall where the then Mayor of Luxembourg City, Xavier Bettel…
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The grandchildren of King George V

On 6 July 1893, Prince George (1865-1936), the second son of the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, married Princess Mary of Teck (1867-1953). Mary had been previously engaged to George’s older brother, Prince Albert Victor, who had died of influenza a few weeks…
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Leonor of Asturias: a portrait of Spain's future Queen

She seems out of a fairy tale with princes and princesses: Leonor, Princess of Asturias, future Queen of Spain, the first Spanish queen since Isabella II (1833-1868). Born on 31 October 2005 to Felipe, Prince of Asturias and his wife, Letizia, Princess of Asturias, during the reign of King Juan Carlos, who abdicated in favour of his son on 18 June 2014, Leonor is now first in the line of…
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Queen Anne of Romania: a queen without a country

On 13 August, Romania commemorated four years since the funeral of Queen Anne, Romania’s first royal funeral since the burial of Queen Marie in July 1938. Queen Anne of Romania, born Princess of Bourbon-Parma in 1923, died on 1 August 2016, and Romania and Moldova, two republics, held national services in her honour. A graduate of the New York Parsons School of Design and a former sales…
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