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Who will fund Harry & Meghan's security now they are stepping down?

The decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to step back from royal duties has led to many questions including who will pay for their security as they make the move to becoming financially independent. Now the couple have sought to answer the queries with a detailed explanation on their new website. The site, sussexroyal.com, was launched as they made their announcement that they would be…
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Spain's Infanta Pilar has died

Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz has died. She was 83. The infanta, sister of King Juan Carlos and aunt of King Felipe VI, passed away in Madrid on Wednesday. Infanta Pilar had been admitted to hospital in the Spanish capital earlier this week. Although details of her condition weren’t confirmed, she had been receiving treatment for cancer for several months. Maria del Pilar…
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The Queen and her heirs pose for portrait marking the new decade

The Queen and the three princes who will in turn inherit the Crown have been caught on camera in a new portrait to mark the start of the 2020s. And in the background of this historic image is the throne that links the destinies of all four. The photo was taken by Ranald Mackechnie on December 18th when the Prince of Wales, the Duke of Cambridge and Prince George joined the Queen to make…
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The Consorts of 2020: Europe

To be a consort is an interesting role in this new century. On paper, they are the support act, the person walking two steps behind. But in a media driven world, where royal watching places an emphasis on style, they can often be the star of the show. In 2020, the consorts…
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A Calendar of Queens: January

The royal past is peppered with milestones, those major moments that take on an importance all of their own, and Britain’s queens have provided plenty of history worth talking about. From the reigns that started to the rules that came to an end, from the happy arrivals…
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The Monarchs of 2020: Europe

As a new royal decade gets under way, thoughts turn to the future and what the coming years will hold for the monarchies which now rule across Europe. Several have seen major changes in the past ten years and all enter the new decade facing challenges as well as triumphs. As this new page turns in the regal story, Royal Central looks at the Monarchs who hold power as 2020 begins. Queen…
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