The Queen

Queen Elizabeth to have Crossrail named after her

London is paying tribute to the Queen by naming its newest underground railway after her, it was revealed today. The Crosssrail project, which cost £16bn, will be known as the Elizabeth line when it’s done and opened in 2018. London mayor Boris Johnson made the announcement during an official visit by The Queen to a Crossrail site at Bond Street. “Crossrail is already proving a…
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British Royals

Rare Canada 15¢ gray Large Queen stamp from 1868 to be auctioned

A rare and unused variety of the Canada 15¢ gray Large Queen stamp from the 1868 series will be offered for auctions in Ottowa in Canada on the 1st of March. The auctions will also include hundreds of lots of Canadian and British North America stamps and other items from postal history. It will also include other worldwide stamps and covers from collections. The Canada 15¢ gray Large Queen…
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Belgium

Queen Fabiola of Belgium's Inheritance Settled

The inheritance of Queen Fabiola of Belgium has been settled. Queen Fabiola died on 5 December 2014 after a widowhood of 21 years. Her husband had reigned as King Baudouin of the Belgians from 1951 until his sudden death in 1993. The couple had no children and Queen Fabiola spoke of her five miscarriages in 2008, with the words ‘ Her husband had reigned as King Baudouin of the Belgians…
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European RoyalsFeaturesNorway

King Harald V of Norway to celebrate 25 years on the throne

King Harald V of Norway is approaching a major anniversary in his Kingship. On 17 January 2016 he will mark 25 years on the throne. We take a look at his life so far! King Harald V was born on 21 February 1937 as the third child and only son of Olav V of Norway and Princess Märtha of Sweden. His godparents were Haakon VII of Norway, Queen Maud of Norway, Prince Carl of Sweden, Princess Ingeborg…
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