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The queen who was kissed on the lips by a fan hundreds of years after she had died

A cold, February day in 1669 and a rather famous Londoner was out and about, looking for something to do on his birthday. The man in question also happened to be addicted to writing in his diary and so we know that, on February 23rd 1669, Samuel Pepys kissed a Queen of England on the lips to mark his special day. The twist? She’d been dead for over 200 years. The queen in question was…
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The Queen who married a king, despite her heart being elsewhere

On July 12th 1543, a rather low key royal wedding took place. The groom was Henry VIII and his sixth wife was Katherine Parr, a relatively unknown minor noblewoman who had risen from daughter of a knight to Queen of England in thirty years. However, according to the tale that goes back almost 500 years, on the day she took her wedding vows at Hampton Court Palace, Katherine was besotted…
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Opinion

Prince Harry: From crown jewel to royal outcast

Charlie Proctor offers his thoughts on Prince Harry’s fall from grace, ten years on from a 2014 article praising his dedication to work and duty. As I was settling down for breakfast one day last week, I decided it would be fun to take a dive into Royal Central’s…
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A royal love story: Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

Their love is perhaps one of the strongest in royal history, Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. His early death impacted the rest of her reign as a depressed widow who took every opportunity to pay tribute to her late husband. Albert was Prince of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha (present-day Bavaria and Thuringia, Germany) and Victoria’s first cousin. Despite being born three months apart, they had…
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Is this the best royal wedding dress of all?

It’s elegant, timeless and yet very much suited to its wearer. And three decades on, it’s still irresistibly beautiful. Which begs the question, is Lady Sarah Chatto’s bridal gown the best royal wedding dress of them all? Embed from Getty Images It…
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The striking tiara that was a gift to a queen from an admirer

It was perhaps the biggest royal wedding style surprise of all. After months of speculation that Princess Eugenie would wear the York Tiara for her wedding, the bride surprised us all and what a surprise it was. Eugenie wore emeralds for her wedding. The Princess borrowed a tiara from her grandmother, Queen Elizabeth II, and one that hadn’t been seen in many years. Eugenie wore the…
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