British Royals

A future king is serenaded on his birthday at Buckingham Palace

Prince George got a special birthday present at Buckingham Palace today as he celebrated turning nine. Although the third in line to the throne wasn’t at the famous London royal residence he will one day call home, the Band of the Irish Guards serenaded him with two verses of Happy Birthday as he marked his special day. 💂‍♀️Thank you to the @IrishGuardsBand for playing Happy…
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Secret Royal Weddings: King Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn

It was a royal union that changed England forever. The marriage of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn followed years of legal wrangling by the king which led to a religious revolution and an international controversy. When they said ‘I do’, they did so in secret but five centuries on, the question remains – how many clandestine ceremonies did Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn take part in? Their union…
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The queen's daughter who disappeared without trace

Within the walls of one of England’s most picturesque castles, a queen gave birth to her only child and set in motion a chain of events that would become one of Tudor England’s most intriguing mysteries. The birth had been much anticipated and much talked about. The baby, a little girl, was immediately taken off to a nursery decked in scarlet and gold where a string of…
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The discreet arrival of 'The Lost Prince'

As the long, dry summer of 1905 unfurled across Britain, a prince was born, but his arrival was far from the media event that the arrival of a new royal heralds today. On July 12th 1905, the Princess of Wales gave birth to her sixth child and fifth son. But his arrival was…
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The unexpected royal wedding that created one of England's most unusual queens

Sixteenth century kings, even those that had worked their way through a quintet of queens, had a somewhat preconceived idea of what a consort should bring to their royal marriage. Henry VIII might well have been in love with the idea of love but he also had a concept of court politics that his wives had to match. However, his final wedding would prove to be the most unusual of all his marriages…
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