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New research shows most popular royal baby names

If you’ve not yet had your guess on what Baby Sussex will be called, then help might just be at hand. There’s been plenty of speculation already about what the Duke and Duchess of Sussex might call their first child, due in the spring, but a little bit of history can go a very long way. We know that royalty tends to stick to tradition when it comes to naming princes and princesses, and…
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Prince Charles celebrates his birthday with some special septegenarians

The Prince of Wales spent part of his birthday celebrating with seventy other men and women who all turn seventy this year. Charles, along with the Duchess of Cornwall, attended a party in London organised by The Sun which invited along readers born in the same year as the prince and who have made a real difference in their local communities. Photo by Chris Jackson/Clarence House via Getty…
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The Countess of Wessex meets Queen Victoria

The Countess of Wessex was anything but ‘not amused’ this week when she was welcomed to a royal engagement by a Queen Victoria impersonator. The brush with her husband’s great, great, great, great grandmother came as Sophie officially opened a newly restored chapel in Hampshire. The building is at the Royal Victoria Park in Netley near Southampton, and it’s been brought…
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Royal Baby Mania: the birth of a prince

If you think that royal baby mania is a new thing, think again. Seventy years ago this week, ahead of the birth of Prince Charles, the papers were filled with plenty of stories about his parents, their plans and a very regal pregnancy. As the then Princess Elizabeth prepared…
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Belgium's royals mark the centenary of the end of World War One

King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians have begun a series of tributes to those killed during the First World War as the centenary of the end of the conflict approaches. The King and Queen attended a special concert held to mark the 100th anniversary of the Armistice and to honour all those who died during the four years of the war. The musical tribute took place at the Royal Palace in…
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