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The mistresses of the Russian emperors

Royal history is dotted with scandalous love stories and so it’s no surprise that the Tsars of Russia have had their fair share of sensational liaisons. Today Royal Central is looking back at some of Russia’s most famous royal mistresses. Nicholas II and Mathilde Kschessinska Nicholas II, the last Emperor of Russia, reigned from November 1894 until he was forced to abdicate on 15 March 1917.
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The Cambridges

Wimbledon is in ‘love’ with the Duchess of Cambridge

The Duchess of Cambridge made a surprise appearance yesterday in a Snapchat by tennis star Serena Williams during her first visit to the Wimbledon Championships this year. Williams shared the short clip, which featured the Duchess of Cambridge and a rather reluctant Sophie, Countess of Wessex, on her Snapchat account following her semi-final victory over Russian Elena Vesnina. The glowing ace…
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History

Monarchy Rules: A Look at Elizabeth I

Queen Elizabeth I – known also as ‘The Virgin Queen’, ‘Gloriana’ or ‘Good Queen Bess’ – ruled as Queen of England and Ireland from 17 November 1558 until her death in 1603. Tall, slender and with the characteristic Tudor red hair Elizabeth was a woman of…
The Cambridges

Prince William announces Tusk Award finalists

In an exclusive for British newspaper The Telegraph the Duke of Cambridge spoke about his time in Kenya on behalf of Tusk in March of this year and congratulated this year’s three Tusk Conservation Award finalists. In a piece for the newspaper he said: ‘My recent visit…
The Queen

Opening Day at Royal Ascot 2016

Though sunny skies were hard to find, the opening day at Royal Ascot 2016 was filled with anticipation, excitement and the sartorial splendour this week in June is famous for. Determined not to let the weather get in their way the ladies and gentleman attending today’s races were dressed in their best with the usual parade of elaborate hats, dresses and coordinated head-to-toe looks which was…
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The Queen

Queen’s beloved Britannia to make one-day comeback

Her Majesty’s Yacht Yacht Britannia may have been decommissioned in 1997 but on Sunday, June 12, 2016 it will ‘sail’ again when a giant model of the yacht will act as a centrepiece of the parade at The Patron’s Lunch. The model, which will stand at six metres long by four metres high, is meant to symbolise the many tours of the Commonwealth The Queen undertook on Britannia—a key element…
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