Spain

What is the Order of the Golden Fleece?

While the Princess of Asturias may only be 18-years-old, she was admitted to one of the oldest chivalric orders at only ten. She is the newest member of the Order of the Golden Fleece.  The Order of the Golden Fleece was founded in 1430 by the Duke of Burgundy, Philip the Good, to celebrate his marriage. The Catholic order was initially limited to 24 member knights, but by 1516, there could be…
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History

What is the curse of King Tut's tomb?

In the ancient world, many cultures invoked different forms of magic to protect their dead from those still in the physical world. In ancient Egypt, this included placing a curse on the mummy. One of the most famous instances of this was the curse placed on King…
Features

Did one of Queen Victoria's daughters have a secret child?

Princess Louise, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, holds an interesting spot in history. She supported higher education for women and feminist causes and was closely involved in the arts – not at all common for a Victorian princess. In opposition to her siblings, her mother wanted her to marry a British suitor rather than a foreign one. Louise married the…
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Features

It's Christmas! Royals get festive season started early by announcing tree theme for Windsor Castle

The Royal Family will be getting into the holiday spirit soon! They will decorate two royal residences this holiday season for visitors to enjoy in England and Scotland. The Royal Collection Trust has announced the holiday season themes for Windsor Castle in Windsor and the Palace of Holyroodhouse in Edinburgh.  Windsor Castle’s Christmas display will be open to visitors from 30 November…
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Luxembourg

The last heir of his generation to marry- the royal wedding of Guillaume and Stephanie of Luxembourg

Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume married Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy on 19 and 20 October 2012 in Luxembourg City. Not only was it an important event in Luxembourg, but it also marked the last wedding of the current generation of heir apparents. On 19 October 2012, the Prince and the Countess were married in a civil ceremony conducted by the mayor of Luxembourg City, Xavier…
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