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Why does the 20th of November have good and bad memories for the Queen?

Many dates in royal history will churn up positive and negative memories for members of the Royal Family. Perhaps this is most true for the Queen herself, who has been the head of the House of Windsor for almost sixty-nine years. Several key anniversaries define Her Majesty’s reign. Most prominent is likely February 6, the date of her accession to the throne which also marks the tragic death…
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5 facts about Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi

Today marks the 37thbirthday of Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi, read on to learn more about Princess Beatrice’s husband. Edoardo “Edo” Alessandro Mapelli Mozzi was born on November 19, 1983, at Portland Hospital in London. He is a member of an Italian noble…
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10 facts about Peter Phillips

Today marks the 43rdbirthday of Peter Phillips. Read on to learn more about the oldest grandchild of Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh. Peter Mark Andrew Phillips was born on November 15, 1977, at the Lindo Wing of St Mary’s Hospital in…
British Royals

Prince Charles at 72: fifteen facts about the Prince of Wales

The Prince of Wales celebrates his 72nd birthday on November 14th 2020. To celebrate, here are some things you may or may not know about the man born to be king. HRH Prince Charles Philip Arthur George was born at Buckingham Palace on November 14, 1948 to the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh (now HM The Queen and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh). He was the first grandchild of King George VI and…
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10 facts about Lady Louise Windsor

As Lady Louise celebrates her 17th birthday, learn more about the youngest granddaughter to The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh: Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor was born on November 8, 2003, at Frimley Park Hospital, Surrey. She is the elder child of the…
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10 facts about David Armstrong-Jones, Earl of Snowdon

Learn more about the Earl of Snowdon, the son of the late Princess Margaret and nephew of The Queen, on his 59th birthday: David Albert Charles Armstrong-Jones was born on November 3, 1961, in Clarence House to Princess Margaret and Anthony Armstrong-Jones, the Countess and Earl of Snowdon.  He is the older brother of Lady Sarah Chatto and is first cousins with Prince Charles, Princess…
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November's calendar of historic royal moments

1 November 1864: On this day in 1864, Princess Elisabeth of Hesse and by Rhine was born in Germany. She met her tragic end in 1918 when she was murdered by The Cheka (Soviet secret police) by being beaten and thrown in a mine before having grenades launched at them and…
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History of Royal Titles: Why are male heirs to the British throne called the Prince of Wales?

Aside from the historically important position of king or queen, the title of ‘The Prince of Wales’ has existed for the longest time. It originated in approximately 1223 when Llywelyn ap Gruffudd was given the title by the English King Henry III. Royal Central is taking a look at one of the most important royal titles and why it is given to the eldest son of the monarch. The prophecy linked…
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