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History in the making for the Duke of Gloucester

The Duke of Gloucester has been visiting Ipswich this week to open a new archive and heritage centre, connect with students at the University of Suffolk, and visit Sutton Hoo. The Duke visited The Hold, which was created in partnership with the University of Suffolk, and is a new archival service funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund and several different Suffolk heritage organisations.
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Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall visit Glasgow

The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall have returned to Scotland. Known as the Duke and Duchess of Rothesay in Scotland, the pair visited the Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow to mark its 120th anniversary. The Duke, who has long championed the arts across Britain, wore a blue printed face mask to visit the gallery for its anniversary. Charles and Camilla were met by…
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Duchess of Cornwall gains new patronage in Africa

The Duchess of Cornwall has taken up a new patronage in Africa in a cause close to her heart. She is now the patron of The Mirabel Centre in Lagos, Nigeria.  The Duchess of Cornwall has long supported causes related to domestic abuse and sexual assault. She has taken on several patronages that help victims of abuse and assault to find safety and a fresh start and to break the taboo of talking…
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Queen in all but name: the royal mistress who ruled a controversial king

Charles II, the Merry Monarch, had several different mistresses. However, one of these mistresses stands out from the rest for several reasons- Barbara Villiers. John Evelyn pronounced her the “curse of the nation”, and she would hold sway over the Restoration court for decades, exerting huge influence on the king.  Barbara Villiers was born in St. Margaret’s, Westminster on 27 November…
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