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Arabella Churchill - mistress and ancestress of popular royal

King James II tends to be largely ignored. Following his brother’s long Restoration reign and removal during the Glorious Revolution for his Protestant daughter and son-in-law, his reign can feel like a footnote in a lot of discussions. And unfortunately, those in his life tend to get the same treatment. While he might not have had the many, many mistresses that his brother did, James did have a…
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Prince Charles celebrates special railway anniversary on Scottish trip

The Prince of Wales was in the Highlands on Sunday, 8 August, to celebrate a historic anniversary. He visited Dunrobin Castle, most of which dates back to the mid-nineteenth century, and Dunrobin Castle Station.  Prince Charles, known as The Duke of Rothesay in Scotland, went to Dunrobin Castle to mark the 150th anniversary of the Duke of Sutherland’s Railway. The estate is on the east…
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Royal Olympians: King Olav

Several different royals have competed at the Olympic games throughout the last century and a quarter. The British Royal Family is well-known for their equestrian presence at the games. However, there are several other European royals who have taken part. King Olav V of…
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Royal Mistresses: Nell Gwyn

For the last millennium, royal mistresses have played a substantial role at court – given that most royals were not allowed to marry for love and instead served as strategic national alliances. So it makes sense that in many marriages, one or both partners would look elsewhere for their romantic relationships, and Charles II was no exception. He had at least seven different mistresses…
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Princess Anne bestows a royal honour on Vital Heritage Group

The Princess Royal is continuing a busy schedule of engagements throughout the summer. On Thursday, 22 July, Her Royal Highness was in Sunderland to present an award to Sunderland Maritime Heritage.  Princess Anne presented Sunderland Maritime Heritage with the Queen’s Award for Voluntary Service. Christopher Carolan, Chairman of Sunderland Maritime Heritage, accepted the award on behalf of…
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