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A King that dared to hope: how Alfonso XIII's trip changed Las Hurdes forever

The year was 1922 and Spain was under the rule of King Alfonso XIII. Las Hurdes was a small territory in the Extremadura province, that, aside from the name, shared little with the territory it is today. His Majesty decided to explore the area, but was strongly advised against it by many prominent voices at the time, who had conducted studies on the area and were less than…
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The Platinum Pudding is....a trifle fit for The Queen

The Platinum Pudding has been revealed. A lemon Swiss roll and amaretti trifle created by Jemma Melvin was revealed as the winner of the contest to find a sweet treat fit for The Queen. The pudding pick was revealed by the Duchess of Cornwall on BBC One in a special programme on May 12th 2022. The Duchess is patron of the Big Lunch which helped organise the contest along with Fortnum and…
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Two controlled explosions take place outside Westminster Abbey just weeks before the Platinum Jubilee

Two controlled explosions were carried out outside of the main entrance to Westminster Abbey on Monday evening, just weeks before the venue becomes the focal point of The Queen’s Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Following the controlled detonations, police reopened the roads in the area and the incident has been stood down. It comes after reports of a suspicious looking vehicle being in the…
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The ruler who has just been overtaken by The Queen

Queen Elizabeth II has just overtaken Johann II of Liechtenstein as the third-longest verified reigning monarch in history. But who exactly is Johann II? Born 5 October 1840 in Elsgrub, Margraviate of Moravia in the Austrian Empire, Johann II was the elder son of Aloys…
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Princess Royal celebrates art and culture in Inverness

The hardest working royal is working her charms in Scotland. Princess Anne arrived in the Inverness to visit the Inverness Creative Academy Arts Centre. The area’s first major creative hub opened earlier this year after a four-year, six-million pound renovation. The Princess Royal was the first visitor to new exhibit, “Home and Away.” This exhibit features artists with Highland…
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