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Getting to know our Neighbours: The Swedish Royal Family

One of the more well known and oldest Royal Families in Europe comes from Sweden. The current Swedish Royal Family is made up of King Carl XVI Gustaf (b.1946), Queen Silvia (1943), Crown Princess Victoria (1977), Prince Daniel (1973), Princess Estelle (2012), Prince Carl Philip (1979), and Princess Madeleine (1982) who is married to Mr Christopher O’Neill (1974), and their daughter Princess…
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Monarchy Monday: All you need to know about the Order of the Garter

The Order of the Garter is the oldest British Order of Chivalry, founded in 1348 by Edward III. To become part of it you must be a) Queen Elizabeth, known as Sovereign of the Garter b) Prince of Wales, known as Knight Companion of the Garter or c) one of 24 companion knights hand selected by the Sovereign. The order also includes supernumerary knights and ladies, who may be members of the British…
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The Duchess of Kent - living life in the shadows

Katharine Kent will be an unfamiliar name to many, but in Royal circles she became well-known, causing controversy with her conversion to Catholicism in 1994. Born Katharine Worsley on February 22nd 1933, her upbringing was that of a ‘commoner’ in the Yorkshire…
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Monarchy Monday: 'Fly, fly away' for Prince William

If there was one thing Prince William always knew he would do, it was fly. With one of his first words being ‘plane’ a career in the Royal Air Force just seemed suiting. After becoming a Flying Officer in the RAF, Prince William took an intense four month training course at RAF Cranwell. On 11th April 2008 he received his wings from his father, Prince Charles. Prince Charles also…
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Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother: A Life in Decades

So as a New Year begins, so too does a new series on Royal Central. 2015 marks 115 years since the birth of Queen Elizabeth The Queen Mother and what better way to remember that milestone than by looking back at The Queen Mother’s incredible life in a series of…
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The Battle of Waterloo: a quick primer for the 200th anniversary

This year commemorates 200th Anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. Today we take a brief look at the who, what, where and why of this pivotal part of European history. So where did this all begin? Who was part of this battle? On 18 June 1815 the stage was set on a 4 square kilometer battlefield located 2 km from Waterloo in Belgium and 13 km south of Brussels. On the battlefield were the French…
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