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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 queen. She arrived on 21 April 1926 as the first child of the Duke and Duchess of York, Prince Albert and his wife…
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The hidden tragedy of 1952: Queen Mary's loss

Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth II’s grandmother, lived to the age of 85 and saw 6 different reigns- Queen Victoria, King Edward VII, King George V (her husband), King Edward VIII, King George VI, and Queen Elizabeth II. She faced immense personal tragedy, as she outlived three of her sons. Prince John, the youngest child of King George V and Queen Mary, died on 18 January 1919 at the age…
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Remembering the tragedy that devastated Sweden's royals, 75 years on

The Swedish Royal Family will mark a sad anniversary on January 26th 2022. It is the 75th anniversary of the death of Prince Gustaf Adolf of Sweden, eldest son of the later King Gustaf VI Adolf. The Prince, second in line to the throne of Sweden at the time of his death, was the father of Carl XVI Gustaf, the current King of Sweden, and his four sisters. Prince Gustaf Adolf was killed in an…
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The unknown composer who would have been King

Several military marches that are a part of our musical heritage were composed by King Carl Johan of Sweden and Norway’s grandson, Prince Gustaf. In 1852, the 25-year-old Gustaf, the “singer prince,” became the first royal to die at the new palace in…
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New biography about Queen Alexandra to hit the bookshelves in February

In February of 2022, a new biography of Queen Alexandra will be hitting bookshelves.  On 28 February, Frances Dimond’s Queen Alexandra: Loyalty and Love will be available. This is the first major Queen Alexandra biography that covers both her public and private lives. Although Alexandra was a popular Princess of Wales, Queen, and Dowager Queen, there have been few biographies written about…
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