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Remembering Alice, Duchess of Gloucester

She had been an integral part of the House of Windsor for almost seventy years; she was the oldest ever member of the Royal Family, and she had lived an adventure packed life that broke the regal mould in many ways. The death of Princess Alice, Duchess of Gloucester, on October 29th 2004, brought to an end a fascinating and often overlooked royal story. Alice had lived quietly and discreetly, but…
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Kate's State Banquet Jewels: the Queen Alexandra Wedding Necklace

It’s been quite the year for royal jewellery revivals. After the regal brides of 2018, the Duchess of Sussex and Princess Eugenie, surprised us by choosing tiaras that hadn’t been seen in decades for their weddings, the Duchess of Cambridge has joined this rather exclusive club by wearing a necklace that has been hidden in the palace jewellery box for years. Embed from Getty Images Embed from…
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What happened to the Austro-Hungarian Empire?

In November 1918, as the Great War came to an end, the man who had inherited one of the biggest empires in the world gave away the little power that remained to him. Karl I, ruler of the Austro Hungarian Empire, didn’t abdicate, but in reality, it didn’t matter as much…
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No repairs to royal love monument before the spring

A rare medieval monument, built by a grieving king for his lost queen, won’t now be repaired until spring next year. The Eleanor Cross at Hardingstone in Northamptonshire will undergo restoration work from April 2019 but campaigners have raised concerns that that will be too long to stop more damage being done. The 13th century stone cross has been deteriorating for some time with chunks falling…
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A Week in Royal History

In a week when we got our first news of royal history to come (yes, I’m talking baby Sussex here) there were also plenty of tidbits from times gone to whet the appetite of even the hungriest fan of the royal past. From once in a lifetime exhibitions to the promise of…
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The Duke of Kent visits the Channel Islands

The Duke of Kent visited the Channel Islands this week with stops in Guernsey and Alderney. It was his first official trip to the islands for over ten years. The Duke’s visit took place on October 17th. His first port of call was Alderney, the northernmost inhabited island in the group which sits around ten miles off the coast of France. The Duke visited the Royal National Lifeboat Institute…
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