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Novel written by Diana's brother to get on-screen adaptation

Charles Spencer, the 9th Earl Spencer, continues to be busy in his career. It was announced this week that his seventh book, the 2017 To Catch a King: Charles II’s Great Escape, will be developed for the screen. Steve Coogan and Jeff Pope, the duo behind The Lost King and Philomena, have bought the rights to the book, but it is still unknown whether or not it will be developed for…
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Is it time for every country to remove controversial royal statues?

In Belgium, a report on decolonisation has recommended that a bronze statue of King Leopold II in Brussels be melted down or removed. This is only the newest in a continual call for controversial statues to be removed, including royal statues. But should these statues be removed and melted down?  In June and July 2021, a statue of Queen Victoria was torn down in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, by…
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Monarchy Rules: Elizabeth II

As we mark 70 years since The Queen ascended the throne, we’re taking a look back at the life and reign of Britain’s longest-serving monarch, Elizabeth II. Early Life At the time of her birth, Princess Elizabeth Alexandra Marywas never meant to be a…
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Who has been Crown Princess of Denmark?

Ahead of a new exhibition highlighting Crown Princess Mary and the four Crown Princesses of Denmark preceding her, let’s take a look at the women who have held the title Crown Princess of Denmark. Louise of Hesse-Kassel The first modern Crown Princess of Denmark was Louise of Hesse-Kassel. Born Louise Wilhelmine Frederikke Caroline Auguste Julie on 7 September 1817 in Hesse, she was the…
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Asian RoyalsHistory

The man who tried to become the Emperor of China

Yuan Shikai attempted to reign over China in the early 1900s. He was unsuccessful and had a reign that only lasted 83 days.But who was Yuan Shikai, who ended the famous Qing Dynasty and failed to create a dynasty of his own? He was born in the Zhangying village on 16 September 1859, but his family clan later moved to a hilly area near Xiangcheng that was easier to defend, where they built…
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