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The day Queen Elizabeth II agreed to be addressed as a duke

Over fifty years ago, a shout from a crowd prompted an unusual response from Queen Elizabeth II. During a visit to Normandy in France, a voice cried ”Vive La Duchesse!”. It wasn’t a case of mistaken identity, as Her Late Majesty herself acknowledged. For the British monarch has long laid claim to the ancient title of Duke of Normandy. In the middle ages, the Duke of Normandy…
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Prince & Princess of Wales

Growing roles for a growing future king, Prince George

The future king, Prince George, may only be ten-years-old but his increase in royal duties is growing as fast as he is – in particular, with larger events including the funeral of Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and the Coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. Embed from Getty Images When Queen Elizabeth II died in September 2022, many speculated if they would see the…
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Prince John - the forgotten son of the House of Windsor

He was the fifth son and the youngest of the six children of King George V and Queen Mary and, briefly, a star of the Royal Family. Now, over a century on from his life, his story continues to fascinate. On the anniversary of his birth, Royal Central looks at the story of Prince John, the forgotten son of the House of Windsor. Prince John was born at York Cottage on the Sandringham Estate on 12…
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Prince & Princess of Wales

Cuddles from schoolchildren as the Princess of Wales opens Young V&A

As the Princess of Wales opened the newly-revamped Young V&A (previously the V&A Museum of Childhood) in London, the schoolchildren had a warm welcome on their minds as they greeted the Princess with an abundance of cuddles. Ahead of its opening to the public on 1 July, the Princess took part in a storytelling session where she shared how her children, Princes George, Louis, and…
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