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Belgium's past, present and future rulers show support for country's economy

The King of the Belgians has been pictured with his predecessor and his heir as the country’s royal family continued their very public support for local tourism. King Philippe, King Albert II and Princess Elisabeth, Duchess of Brabant were photographed together as Belgium’s royals visited a popular spot to encourage others to holiday at home. Embed from Getty Images The…
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The unhappy royal love story which helped make Richard III a king

Richard III was declared King of England on June 26th 1483 – thanks to a royal romance which had all but been forgotten. She was the long dead widow who was used by a king to overthrow his own nephew and yet her name is all but forgotten today. Eleanor Butler was the woman who helped change the royal history of England forever and almost brought one of its most famous dynasties to…
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A Calendar of Kings: June

History is scattered with monarchical milestones which tell the story of the reigns that have shaped a realm. June, that sunniest of months, is no different. Some of the most famous rulers in British history had landmark moments in its midsummer days. Here’s a Calendar of Kings for June. Birth of a King June is a busy month for kingly arrivals. Edward I was the first male English…
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A Midsummer's Dream: the royal anniversaries on one day in June

It is the high point of summer and a high point in the royal history books. For June 22nd, in the very heart of midsummer, has seen some of the most celebrated and sparkling of all regal events. And all of them are milestones in famous reigns.Here are four special royal events for one midsummer’s day of regal dreams. The First Diamond Queen – June 22nd 1897, London On June…
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