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Maria Amelia, Last Queen of Portugal

She was the queen who tried to save her dynasty with nothing more than a bouquet of flowers. Maria Amelia saw her husband and eldest son mortally wounded at close range in an assassination that would hasten the demise of their dynasty. She had done all she could to save the monarchy she married into but it would all come to nothing as she watched another son lose his throne just years after the…
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Marie Jose, Last Queen of Italy

She was the ‘May Queen’ whose reign lasted little more than a month but left its mark in royal history. Marie-Jose was always a bit of a maverick who had her own views and no fear of sharing them. Those opinions would become a saving grace for the dynasty she…
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Princess Anne’s Style: her best 70s outfits

Princess Anne will attend London Fashion Week on 18 February to present Rosh Mahtani with the Queen Elizabeth II Award for British Design. While The Queen’s daughter may not be the first person that pops into your head, when you think of royal fashion, Anne was…
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Royal History lurking in the aged pages of the Census

With news that the 2021 UK Census might well be the last to be held, I thought the time might be right to share my favourite page in these immense historic documents. You see, perusing the past in this vast record is up there with royal history on my things to do list. And every now and again, the two collide. Never more so than in an entry from the 1881 Census. There is a scrap of paper from that…
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Oslo City Hall`s beautiful royal portraits

Oslo City Hall stands out in many ways from other city halls. It is best known for hosting the Nobel Peace Prize Ceremony every December 10 with the entire Norwegian Royal Family present. Construction was completed in 1950. But an unknown side of the building is that it also has a banquet-hall that houses four beautiful royal portraits. Let us take a look at them. When entering the banquet-hall…
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge planning to visit bushfire ravaged communities in Australia

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are planning to visit communities in Australia which has been affected by recent catastrophic bushfires that have ripped through the country since early October. The Sydney Morning Herald reported on Tuesday that talks between the Australian government and Kensington Palace have been underway ‘for weeks’. Embed from Getty Images An official invitation…
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