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Milestones of a Monarch: The Queen becomes the longest living monarch in British history

Queen Elizabeth II has passed numerous milestones throughout her historic 70-year reign. They have included milestones as a mother and wife and as a monarch. In honour of her reign, we are looking at some of her most impressive milestones.  On 20 December 2007, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest living monarch in British history. Her great-great-grandmother, Queen Victoria, previously held…
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Louis Vuitton and the Empress of France

There has long been a close relationship between fashion and royalty. One of the most notable relationships between designer and royal is between Louis Vuitton and Empress Eugénie de Montijo.  Louis Vuitton was born in 1821 in France and ran away from home to escape…
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Milestones of a Monarch: The Diamond Wedding Anniversary of The Queen and Prince Philip

The Queen has celebrated many milestones throughout her historic, 70 year reign. One of Her Majesty’s most notable personal milestones was her Diamond Wedding Anniversary in 2007. The Queen and Prince Philip marked their 60 years of marriage with a series of photographs recreating images taken on their 1947 honeymoon. They visited Broadlands to take the photos, where they spent the…
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New survey spells trouble for monarchy in Canada

A new Angus Reid poll shows that a majority of Canadians would support ending the monarchy after The Queen passes, despite overwhelming personal support from Canadians. The poll was conducted in early April and shows that 51% of those polled are in favour of the monarchy ending in Canada after The Queen passes, a slight majority. Twenty-six per cent of those surveyed were in favour of the…
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Milestones of a Monarch: The Coronation of The Queen

One of the most recognisable and iconic moments in The Queen’s historic 70-year reign is her 1953 Coronation. It was the first televised Coronation and was watched by 27 million people in the United Kingdom, with millions more watching from around the world.  Queen Elizabeth II ascended the throne upon her father’s death on 6 February 1952. King George VI had only reigned for fifteen years…
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