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Prince Charles to Give Keynote Speech in Support of #iwill Campaign

The Prince of Wales will give the keynote address at Wayra UK to encourage young people to get more involved in social action. The #iwill campaign is looking to make 1.5 million young people involved in campaigning, fundraising and volunteering online by 2020. Wayra UK is a startup academy that is supporting Prince Charles’s initiative. The #iwill campaign was launched in 2013, with the…
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History

Queen Elizabeth May Face Legal Action Over Koh-i-noor Diamond

A group of Indians have recently announced their intention to take legal action against The Queen in a bid to reclaim the Koh-i-noor Diamond that is presently a part of the Crown Jewels. The Koh-i-noor, which means “mountain of light,” was mined in India around 800 years ago. The 105-carat stone was once the largest cut diamond in the world and passed from one dynasty to another before…
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History

Red roses and white: A brief history of the Tudor Rose

One of the most distinctive and unmistakable flowers in England is the Tudor Rose. This specific type of rose is both red (around the outside) and white (in the centre), and has been in use as the country’s plant emblem since the Tudor Era. But there is more to the…
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6 Facts about the Battle of Agincourt

Six hundred years ago to the day, King Henry V of England led his army to victory against the French troops in the Battle of Agincourt. Fought on the morning of the 25th of October 1415, the battle proved to be a crippling defeat for the French, and a major victory for the English in the ongoing Hundred Years War. The story of Agincourt was popularised through Shakespeare’s Henry V, and…
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Queen Margrethe of Denmark begins State Visit to Indonesia

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark and her husband, Prince Henrik, have embarked upon a historic State Visit to Indonesia, to mark 65 years of diplomatic relations and to strengthen the ties between the two nations. The Queen and Prince Consort arrived in Indonesia earlier today and spent the day attending informal events ahead of their formal schedule, which is due to start tomorrow morning with a…
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