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The secrets behind Charles III first coin portrait

With the royal mourning period following the death of Queen Elizabeth II over, the United Kingdom is transitioning into the reign of King Charles III. Amid that transition is the distribution of currency featuring His Majesty The King. The Royal Mint has released a memorial coin collection to honour Her Late Majesty. These coins are the first to feature The King’s official coinage…
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Why British monarchs don't wear crowns on coins

As the United Kingdom prepares to start issuing coins with His Majesty King Charles III, one might notice a key feature you think would be a staple: the monarch wearing a crown. This isn’t the first time a monarch hasn’t worn a crown on a coin. Previous…
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Much-loved feature on Google Maps retired after Queen's death

A much-loved cheeky feature has been quietly retired from Google Maps following the death of Queen Elizabeth II. Prior to her death, if one were to access the street view around Buckingham Palace, they would see a “royal” figure representing the neighbourhood the user was navigating. The figure would also appear around Windsor Castle and Balmoral Castle in Scotland. Google…
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Tourism boost expected for the UK following the funeral of Queen Elizabeth II

Thousands of people flocked to London in the days following the death of Queen Elizabeth II to pay their final respects, which ultimately delivered a significant boost to the tourism sector. Now, it’s expected the UK could be in for another tourism boost following the death of Her Late Majesty. According to RadioTimes, the State Funeral was watched by a peak of 37.5 million people in the…
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The brooch with big emotional links that became a symbol of The Queen's reign

When you hear the term “Granny’s Chips,” you might be thinking of your grandma and her homemade chip recipe. When it comes to the Royal Family, Granny’s Chips is the furthest thing from a plate of fried potatoes; it’s one of the most recognisable diamond brooches in the world. Queen Mary had passed on the diamond clip to her granddaughter Elizabeth as she was about…
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