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The island where Prince Philip is worshipped as a god

Villagers on a remote island in the South Pacific are counting the days until they welcome their god back to his rightful home, their god being Prince Philip. Children are taught that Philip is a god who lives in England and will one day return. A group of people on the island of Tanna called the Yaohnanen believe that a man who descended from their spirit ancestors will next month return to the…
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Palace Security: How on Earth did they get past?

One would expect, in this day and age, for Buckingham Palace to be the height of security, though as was demonstrated last week, this is far from the case. In case you didn’t see the news, a man was arrested in one of the State Rooms at the Palace last Monday after…
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The tragic sons of York and Lancaster: Know your Edwards

The fifteenth century was littered with Edwards. It had always been a popular royal name and the London associations with Edward the Confessor, whose tomb was located within Westminster Abbey, made it a favourite choice for royal mothers giving birth there. It was also traditional to name sons after their fathers or after the King. The succession of the Yorkist Edward IV provided an obvious…
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Why Buckingham Palace isn't The Queen's official residence

Buckingham Palace is the most iconic symbol of the British Monarchy, but far from popular opinion, this 200-year-old building isn’t actually The Queen’s official residence, and this is why… Buckingham Palace remains only the London home of The Queen. Her…
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Royal Nursery Diary – Week 5: Wide, wide world

Prince George turned one month this week, and the cozy microcosm of his mother’s arms has evolved into a world rich with sounds, colours, smells and textures of all kinds… photo credit: conormcclure via photopin cc Off to Wales we go… Mum and babe have left the heather-blanketed plains and woodlands of the peaceful Bucklebury countryside, with its sheep, deer, and monarch…
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Who is Maud Windsor?

Born on the 15th of August 2013 to Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina is the first grandchild of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, first cousin twice removed of Her Majesty the Queen and now 47th in line to the British throne. Lord Frederick Windsor is the first-born and only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.  He was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London…
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