Princess Anne and Family

Zara Tindall's horse, Monbeg Dude, finishes third at the Grand National

A horse which is co-owned by Zara and Mike Tindall finished in third place at yesterday’s Crabbie’s Grand National at Aintree showing that the huge gamble in entering him paid off. After finishing seventh in 2014, Monbeg Dude put extra effort in this year to finish the race in third place. The prize for finishing 3rd place in the Grand National is £105,500, the most money Monbeg Dude…
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British Royals

Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother: A Life in Decades – 2000s

The final piece in our Queen Mother series sees us focus on the last few years of her life in the 2000s, her death and legacy she left behind. Our post begins in early 2000 when The Queen Mother celebrated her centenary. She was the first member of the Royal Family to reach her 100th birthday and was said to be “very pleased” to celebrate such an occasion. There were some minor…
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History

Could Henry VIII have had a seventh wife?

A shocking new book claims that Henry VIII very nearly got married for a seventh time in his life, to a woman called Katherine Willoughby. Henry VIII’s Last Love, written by David Baldwin, suggests that the King had planned to divorce his wife at the time, Catherine…
Princess Anne and Family

High hopes for Zara Tindall's horse Monbeg Dude in the 2015 Grand National

Monbeg Dude, the horse, partly owned by Zara and Mike Tindall is reportedly in good form and is ready for the 2015 Crabbie’s Grand National in April. Monbeg Dude at last years Grand National where he finished in 7th place The horse’s trainer, Michael Scudamore, says it’s “all systems go” as the world’s most famous horse race gets closer and closer. The Princess…
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History

First statue of Mary Queen of Scots in Scotland to go on show at Linlithgow Palace

The first ever statue in Scotland of the infamous Mary, Queen of Scots has been commissioned; it will be revealed later this spring. Despite the huge public interest in her life across the globe, only now – 400 years after her death, will a public statue be erected at Linlithgow Palace, where Mary was born in 1542. Mary’s reign was short-lived. The 7ft statue is being built at…
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