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The Queen receives update on military life on video call

We’ve got used to seeing royalty on video calls in these past months but there’s something different about it when the Queen is involved. And although the latest video call made by Her Majesty isn’t the first she’s shared with the world, it’s still a first in its own way. For the Queen has received one of her regular updates on military life via WebEx. Hearing…
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The Queen's role in Australian political row revealed

It’s been the subject of debate for decades but now the Queen’s real role in a political event that rocked Australia have been revealed. Letters just released confirm that Elizabeth II had no advance knowledge of the sacking of the country’s Prime Minister by her Governor General in 1975. The letters had been kept secret for over forty years but were finally made public…
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Meet Henry VIII's most successful queen

On a hot summer day in 1543, a young widow married an ageing and much wed king in a ceremony that took many by surprise. By the time Katherine Parr said ‘I do’ to Henry VIII in the Queen’s Closet at Hampton Court Palace on July 12th 1543, his five previous unions and attitude towards marital harmony were such that continental contenders to be consort of England were all but running in the…
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Is King Felipe of Spain in danger of losing his throne?

As King Felipe VI took on the latest of his visits around Spain to boost the country following the coronavirus pandemic, he found himself in a wine cellar. Dressed down for Friday and wearing a mask, Felipe stood in the shadows, gazing at the cobwebs. No one would have blamed him for wanting to stay there. For outside, on a cloudy day across Spain, debate about the future of the monarchy continued…
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