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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. Charles is the heir to the Earldom of Snowdon as his father is the present earl. 1 July 1961: On this day in 1961, Lady…
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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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The Sussexes and Wessexes show that royalty is a tradition, not a trade - reinventing it never succeeds

While the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s decision to leave the UK for America might seem like a royal first to many, the discussions of leaving ‘The Firm’ have been held more frequently, and more recently, than you may expect. On the face of it, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and the Earl and Countess of Wessex may not appear to be too similar in their personal circumstances. But if we…
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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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Similarities speak louder than words: Brothers replacing brothers

Within the harsh confines of royal life, there exists a cruel trend that nicknames the second child the ‘spare’ to their sibling, the heir. While the life of the heir to the throne is mapped out meticulously from beginning to end, the spare is expected to find their own role. The life of the spare appears seemingly straightforward – living the ultimate life of luxury in the upper…
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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…
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History of unlucky royal names: Charles

Many names are considered unlucky by some and in royal circles, unlucky names are something ruling dynasties wish to avoid at all costs. From superstitions to strange goings-on during their reigns, Royal Central is looking at the history behind such monikers. For such a popular name, it is surprising that there have only been two kings with the name Charles; however, to say they both had…
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