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Royal History Mystery: What happened to Amy Robsart?

Today we’re looking at a royal history mystery involving a noblewoman of the Elizabethan age. What happened to Amy Robsart? Amy Robsart was born in Norfolk on 7 June 1532, the only child of Sir John Robsart and his wife Elizabeth Scott. Raised in a prominent Protestant household, Amy received a fine education and was married three days before her 18th birthday to Robert Dudley, a younger son…
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April Sparkle: Luxembourg's Best Diamonds

Today, let’s look at some of the best diamonds in the Luxembourg Grand Ducal Family vaults. Belgian Scroll Tiara Presented to Princess Joséphine-Charlotte of Belgium in 1953 upon her marriage to Hereditary Grand Duke Jean, this intricate diamond tiara features a whopping 854 diamonds set in scrolls, crescents, and palmette designs made of platinum. The large centre diamond, which…
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Royal History Mystery: What happened to Edward II?

Today we’re looking at a royal history mystery involving the death of a king. What happened to Edward II of England? Edward II was born in 1284 as the fourth son of Edward I and Eleanor of Castile. His three elder brothers pre-deceased him, and he became his father’s…
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Duchess of Cambridge's letter to EACH released

The Duchess of Cambridge has sent a letter of support to one of her earliest patronages, East Anglia’s Children’s Hospices (EACH), as they continue to work through the COVID-19 pandemic. Kate’s letter reads: “I am writing to tell you how much I am thinking of all the team at EACH at this unprecedented and hugely challenging time for you all. “Whether working on the frontline, or…
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Duchess of Cambridge pens letter to Action for Children

The Duchess of Cambridge has written another letter of support to one of her patronages, this time Action for Children, a charity that “protects and supports children and young people,” per its website. “I’m writing to express my sincere appreciation to all of you at Action for Children during this hugely unsettling time. “Whilst you are having to adapt your services during…
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