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May's calendar of historic royal moments

1 May 1850: On this day in history in 1850, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught and Strathearn was born. The Prince was the seventh child of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert when he was born at Buckingham Palace in 1850. He went on to have three children and died at Bagshot Park in Surrey. 1 May 1920: Princess Margaret became the Crown Princess of Sweden once her husband, Prince Gustaf Adolf…
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April's calendar of historic royal moments

5 April 1863: On this day in 1863, Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine was born at Windsor Castle, Berkshire. She was the daughter of Princess Alice, daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. She was married to Prince Louis of Battenberg and had four children, two…
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March's calendar of historic royal moments

1 March 1955: On this day in 1955, Vice Admiral Timothy Laurence was born in Camberwell, England. The former equerry to Queen Elizabeth II married The Princess Royal on 12 December 1992 after her divorce from Captain Mark Phillips. 5 March 1133: On this day in 1133, King Henry II was born in France to Geoffrey V, Count of Anjou, and Empress Matilda; he was, therefore, the grandson of King…
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40 facts about Princess Margaret on the anniversary of her death

On February 9, 2002, Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon died at the age of 71 from a stroke. Royal Central rounds up some of the most interesting facts about The Queen’s younger sister. She was going to be called Ann Margaret, but her grandfather, King George V vetoed the name, Ann. In the end, she was named Margaret Rose.When she was born, her christening was delayed so she wouldn’t be…
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February's calendar of historic royal moments

5 February 1999 On this day in 1999, Arthur Chatto – son of Lady Sarah and Daniel Chatto – was born in London. Princess Margret’s grandson formally acted as a Page of Honour for his great -aunt, Queen Elizabeth II. The royal attended Eton College and now…
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Royal Residences: A brief history of Birkhall

Royal Central is continuing its series which takes a look at the history of several royal residences. Read on to learn more about the Scottish home where Prince Charles had to self-isolate during the coronavirus pandemic. Where is it located? Birkhall is one of the Scottish residences of the British Royal Family which is located on the Balmoral Estate in Royal Deeside…
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