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Remarkable Royal Visits: The Queen and Prince Philip visit Aberfan, 1966

Aberfan is a former coal mining village in South Wales just 4 miles south of Merthyr Tydfil, and unfortunately it became known for the Aberfan disaster that happened on 21st October 1966. The disaster was a catastrophic collapse of a colliery spoil tip and saw 40,000 cubic metres of debris cover the village of Aberfan in just minutes. The classrooms of Pantglas Junior School were immediately…
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Names you may have heard: Sir Alan Lascelles

Sir Alan Frederick Lascelles was born on 11 April 1887 at Sutton Waldron House in Dorset. He was the sixth and youngest child, and only surviving son, of Commander Frederick Canning Lascelles. Lascelles was also the grandson of the fourth Earl of Harewood. His mother…
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Doctor Who's Royal Adventures

It’s one of the biggest shows on British TV but even The Doctor needs a royal helping hand ever now and again. Doctor Who has been whirling on to our TV screens for over fifty years and in that time the travelling Time Lord, in all his incarnations, has had plenty of…
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Royal Central's Halloween season: a preview

Two weeks tomorrow will be the 31st October, more popularly known as Halloween or All Hallows Eve or All Saints Eve, everyone has a different name for it. Anne Boleyn is said to haunt the Tower of London. There are many popular traditions at Halloween; trick or treating, apple bobbing and carving a pumpkin. But Royal Central wanted to get in on the act and give our readers two weeks worth of…
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What is the In and Out, Naval and Military Club?

This coming Thursday, His Royal Highness Prince Philip will be attending the Trafalgar Dinner at the In and Out, Naval and Military Club. The dinner is part of the “big three” formal dinners each year in honour of the battles of Waterloo and Trafalgar and the…
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A new look website for the Dutch Royals throws a spotlight on social media

Royal watchers around the world will be delighted – the Dutch Royal Household has just relaunched its official website. The brand new format at www.koninklijkhuis.nl can also be accessed in an English language version at www.royal-house.nl. And one of the ways this royal family announced the changes was by taking to Twitter. King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands The…
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St Peter ad Vincula: Parish Church of The Tower of London

The Church of St Peter ad Vincula is a royal peculiar and it dates back to 1520. It is situated in the Tower’s Inner Ward, the name of the church comes from St Peter’s incarceration under Herod Agrippa in Jerusalem. Although the present chapel dates back to 1520…
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The primogeniture paradox: the posthumous heir

An alternative to the popular election is the hereditary principle, which in the case of the British monarchy is governed by the rules of primogeniture. Primogeniture is nothing more than an algorithm for inheritance where the eldest child has the sole right of succession.
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The Queen is the perfect embodiment of a patriot and impartial monarch

Longevity, popularity and, above all, impartiality. Over more than 63 years, Elizabeth II has been an embodiment of a monarchy that always puts people first. Her frequent engagements with her subjects and unrelenting willingness to listen to them have distinguished her from some passive royals and other despotic ones across the world. Throughout their reign, her predecessors made sure they were…
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