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Royal Ghost Stories: The Tower of London

Her Majesty’s Royal Palace and Fortress of The Tower of London is steeped in history and has occupied a major part in royal life since it was constructed by William the Conqueror almost 1,000 years ago. The Tower has been the backdrop to royal life, beheadings, scandals and political turmoil for centuries, but did you know about the ghosts? Read on to learn about the haunting experiences…
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July's calendar of historic royal moments

1 July 1999: On this day in 1999, Charles Armstrong-Jones, Viscount Linley was born at the Portland Hospital in Marylebone, London. He is the only son and elder child of David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon and is a grandchild of Princess Margaret, Countess of Snowdon.
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Who was Prince William of Gloucester?

Nowadays, he is referred to as ‘The Other Prince William’, but who was Prince William of Gloucester and why was his life cut so tragically short? On 18 December 1941, Prince William Henry Andrew Frederick was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Alice, the Duchess of Gloucester. Through his father, he was one of the youngest grandchildren of King George V…
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June's calendar of historic royal moments

2 June 1953: On this day in 1953, Queen Elizabeth II’s coronation was held at Westminster Abbey. Her Majesty officially became Queen on 6 February 1952 when her father, King George VI, died at the Sandringham Estate from lung cancer. The Queen became the…
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Like mother, like son - Prince Harry, Diana and the media

Prince Harry and his beloved mother, the late Diana, Princess of Wales, are bound together by more than just genetics. They are united in their mischievous smiles and their desire to help others. But, there are also other ties that bind. In life, Diana spoke openly about her struggles with mental health, much like her younger son has done on numerous occasions. It was a topic Harry addressed in…
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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…
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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 of whom were Princess Alice of Greece and Denmark – the mother of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh – and Lord…
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