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The other christening of a prince called Charles, born to rule

They share the same name and the same destiny but over seven decades separates them. Prince Charles of Luxembourg, second in line to the throne of Luxembourg, has been christened, surrounded by his family in a low key ceremony which everyone wanted to see. Back in 1948, another baby called Charles, then second in line to the British throne, was baptised in very similar circumstances. He is now the…
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Granny Knows Best: the grandparents of Felipe VI

Continuing our series looking into the grandparents of Europe’s reigning monarchs, let’s explore the lives of the grandparents of King Felipe VI of Spain, royalty on both sides. Infante Juan, Count of Barcelona Embed from Getty Images King Felipe’s paternal grandfather, Juan, was a would-be king of Spain in his own right, though the Second Spanish Republic derailed his destiny…
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Mysterious Mary, the queen's daughter who disappeared

Within the walls of one of England’s most picturesque castles, a queen gave birth to her only child and set in motion a chain of events that would become one of Tudor England’s most intriguing mysteries.  The birth had been much anticipated and much talked about.  The baby, a little girl, was immediately taken off to a nursery decked in scarlet and gold where a string of attendants…
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September's most memorable royal moments

As we begin another month, Royal Central takes a look at some of September’s most memorable royal moments: 1 September 1878: On this day in 1878, Princess Alexandra of Saxe Coburg and Gotha was born in Germany to Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. The Princess went on to have three children with her husband Ernst II and died in…
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