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Duchess of Cambridge to launch photography project inspired by national mood

The Duchess of Cambridge will launch a new photography project today that aims to capture the “spirit, mood, hopes, fears and feelings” of the United Kingdom as the country deals with the COVID-19 pandemic. ‘Hold Still’ was spearheaded by Kate and the National Portrait Gallery, one of her patronages, to encourage people to submit their photographic portraits for consideration under one…
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May Jewels: the best emeralds from the Netherlands

May is the month of emeralds. The green stone is among the most striking found in any jewellery collection and features in some of the best known royal Europe. To mark its role as May’s birthstone, we’re celebrating all things emerald throughout the month on…
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Royal History Mystery: What happened to the Princes in the Tower?

Today we’re looking at a royal history mystery that involves the disappearance of a boy king and his younger brother. What happened to the Princes in the Tower? Edward V was the eldest son of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville, born during a bleak period in the Wars of the Roses while his mother was exiled at Cheyneygate, next to Westminster Abbey, and his father was exiled and fighting for…
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Royal History Mystery: The Flora Hastings Scandal

Today, we’re looking at a royal history mystery involving Queen Victoria and a controversy that swirled early in her reign. What was the Flora Hastings Scandal? A Royal Destiny Queen Victoria was poised for the throne from birth. By the time her uncle, William IV, became king in 1830, she was his only legitimate heir. She was the granddaughter of King George III and Queen Charlotte who…
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Royal Wedding Dresses: the designer behind the Duchess of Cambridge's famous gown

When Kate Middleton stepped out of the Rolls-Royce Phantom VI at Westminster Abbey on the morning of 29 April 2011, the world finally learned who created her wedding dress: Sarah Burton for Alexander McQueen.To most of the world, it was a well-kept secret. But Burton’s name had been floated around as a serious contender for the coveted commission for a while before the wedding. The Sunday…
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