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Prince Harry releases personal photos from his African conservation work this past summer

Prince Harry has released personal photos and videos from his African conservation work this past summer. The 31-year-old Prince has spent three months in the summer working as a wildlife conservation volunteer to highlight the threat to elephants and rhinos from poachers. The pictures are from Tanzania, South Africa, Botswana and Namibia and show Harry in action alongside rangers who are…
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History

The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Éléonore de Bourbon

Éléanore de Bourbon was born on 30 April 1587 to Henri I de Bourbon and his second wife Charlotte Catherine de la Tremoille. She was closely related to the French royal family as her father was a first cousin of King Henry IV of France. She had a half-sister from her father’s previous marriage and a full brother, who succeeded to their father’s titles. Her future husband was the son…
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The Fifteen Princesses of Orange: Louise de Coligny

Louise de Coligny, fourth wife of William the Silent. Louise de Coligny was the fourth and last wife of William the Silent. She was born on 23 September 1555 at Castle Châtillon-sur-Long as the second child, but first daughter of Gaspard de Coligny and Charlotte de Laval.
International royals

First child for the King and Queen of Bhutan

The King of Bhutan, Jigme Khesar Namgyel Wangchuck, has announced he and his wife are expecting their first child. Speaking to the nation for his father’s 60th birthday, the King celebrated his father’s life and also announced the Queen is pregnant with a baby boy. The child, expected to be born in the first quarter of 2016, will become heir presumptive to the Bhutanese…
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Royal Ties: Spencer House

Spencer House Tomorrow, on 11 November The Duke of Gloucester will attend a dinner as patron of the Heritage of London Trust in quite a special building, Spencer House. Spencer House was built between 1756 and 1766 by John Spencer, 1st Earl Spencer. He initially employed…
British RoyalsThe Queen

Queen Elizabeth’s portrait removed from Canadian Foreign Affairs building

Among fears that newly elected Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s government may be trying to excise her images from Canada’s national life, a portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has been removed from a prime location at the Foreign Affairs building and replaced by twin paintings by Quebec modern artist Alfred Pellan. The Alfred Pellan paintings, called Canada West and Canada East, were on display…
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