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World War One Centenary: the Royal Family's reflections on the Great War

Balcony appearances to boost morale and poignant messages to strangers they would never meet are just some of the memories being shared by the Royal Family ahead of the centenary of the end of World War One. As the 100th anniversary of the Armistice approaches, items from the Royal Archives linked to the conflict are being posted on official social media accounts, painting a picture of the…
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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…
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Harry and Meghan's wedding exhibition opens at Windsor

The wedding dress of the Duchess of Sussex is now on display at Windsor Castle. The gown chosen by Meghan for her marriage at St George’s Chapel at the castle is part of an exhibition on the big day which also features uniform worn by the Duke of Sussex. The bridesmaid and pageboy outfits worn by Princess Charlotte and Prince George are on display, too, but the star attraction is undoubtedly…
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The Dutch State Visit: family photos, oranges and pure gold

The first day of the Dutch State Visit is drawing to a close and, as usual, the pomp and circumstance have caught our imaginations. But behind the glitter and the glamour are lots of special royal details that make this trip even more exciting. And we got to see lots of them in advance thanks to the rather busy official social media accounts of the British and Dutch royal families. Here are some…
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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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Dutch flags flying on the Mall ahead of state visit this week

The autumn leaves on the Mall have got some competition for colour this weekend as the flag of the Netherlands now decks the famous road leading to Buckingham Palace. The Dutch flags are fluttering in the October breezes next to UK ones ahead of the State Visit of King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima which gets underway in just a few days time. The royals are due to arrive on Tuesday, October…
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