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Forty Years: The Historic State Visit of The Queen to the Vatican

Forty years ago, on 17 October 1980, Queen Elizabeth II made history as she became the first British Monarch to make a state visit to the Vatican. The visit was seen as a chance to forge relations between the Church of England and the Roman Catholic Church. The Queen, who was accompanied by her husband the Duke of Edinburgh, dressed in a long black taffeta gown in line with Vatican protocol.
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The Royal Family marks 80 years since The Queen's first broadcast

Public speaking has become second nature to The Queen since her first speech, 80 years ago. On October 13th 1940, the then Princess Elizabeth gave her first-ever radio broadcast at the age of 14 years old. Sitting alongside her sister Princess Margaret, who was then 10, at Windsor Castle, the future Monarch addressed the children of Britain and the Commonwealth during World War II. Prime…
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European royals in the British line of succession: The Greek Royal Family

The last in our series, Royal Central is taking a look at the members of the Greek Royal Family who are in the British line of succession. How are the two families connected? The Duke of Edinburgh, Prince Philip was born into the Greek and Danish royal families. Born in Greece, his family was exiled from the country when he was an infant. He is the only son and the fifth and final child of…
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The links between the Royal Family and the Women's Institute

Queen Elizabeth II is known for making an annual visit to the Women’s Institute at West Newton near her Sandringham estate in Norfolk. The Queen started to attend meetings back in 1943, taking over as President from the Queen Mother who had taken over the role from Queen Mary. But what exactly is the link between the Royal Family and the Women’s Institute? First founded in Canada…
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