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The time Lucille Ball met the King of Siam

Lucille Ball is my favourite actress of all time, and show, I Love Lucy is one I can watch all day (I know that at 27 it is surprising to have my favourite actress and television show from four decades before I was born). So, when I watched an interview with her and Vivian Vance from 1975, Vivian Vance told a story about their encounter with the King of “Siam” (Thailand) – and I…
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Royal Ghost Stories on Royal Central

Royal history is peppered with drama and intrigue, containing more than its fair share of tragic ends and tumultuous traumas so it’s perhaps no surprise that there are plenty of ghost tales to go with it. From haunted historic homes to kings, queens, princes and…
History

Royal Ghost Stories: Elizabeth I

She’s one of the most famous queens in history and died in 1603. Since then numerous royals (and monarchs themselves) have claimed to have seen the departed monarch in ghost form, and we are taking a look at some of those ghost stories. Windsor Castle Queen Elizabeth I has been said to haunt Windsor Castle and has appeared before several monarchs. She has been seen floating from the…
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What is Royal Central Extra?

Royal Central’s Facebook group, Royal Central Extra, is now packed with exclusive content for our subscribers. Since launching in mid September, this special service has built up a library of videos covering British and European royals, past and present. There are…
FeaturesLuxembourg

Twenty Years of Rule: Henri and his heir

The year 2020 hasn’t been a year of celebration for much of the world. However, the tiny European Grand Duchy of Luxembourg has had two reasons to celebrate. Reigning Grand Duke Henri celebrated 20 years on the throne, and his heir, Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume and his wife, Hereditary Grand Duchess Stéphanie welcomed a son, Charles into the world. This much-longed-for child, after eight…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Guillaume and Stéphanie of Luxembourg

On 19 October, the Grand Ducal Family of Luxembourg will mark eight years since the civil marriage of Hereditary Grand Duke Guillaume with Belgian-born Countess Stéphanie de Lannoy. Their religious marriage took place the following day. The couple, who announced their engagement on 26 April 2012, tied the knot at Luxembourg City Hall where the then Mayor of Luxembourg City, Xavier Bettel…
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