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90 Years of Grace: Her '70s Style

Today we’re looking back at some of Princess Grace’s most stylish moments of the 1970s. This decade saw her as a hard-working royal who also took part in family events and made her way back to Hollywood several times for events. Perhaps the biggest event of the decade was the marriage of her elder daughter, Princess Caroline, in 1978. Princess Grace followed the fashion trends of the…
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90 Years of Grace: The Most Famous Royal Couple in the World

On 5 January 1956, from her parents’ house, Grace Kelly announced her engagement to Prince Rainier III of Monaco. “A big day in Philadelphia when millionaire John B. Kelly’s daughter, film star Grace Kelly, announces her engagement to Prince Rainier, the 32-year-old ruler of the pocket state of Monaco. A pretty famous pocket at that, it consists almost entirely of…
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Royals and witchcraft: Eleanor Cobham

Eleanor Cobham is perhaps one of the lesser known royal wives of medieval times. As with most women of her time, not much is known of her youth. She was born around 1400, probably at Sterborough Castle in Kent, which didn’t survive the reign of Oliver Cromwell. Her…
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Tales of Tudor ghosts: Jane Seymour

She was the queen who gave Henry VIII the son he so desired but Jane Seymour’s story had far from a happy ending. The consort died just a few days after presenting the Tudor monarch with his longed for male heir and is now said to haunt one of the most famous royal residences in the world. Royal Central takes a look at the stories of Jane’s ghost at Hampton Court Palace. In the…
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Tales of Tudor Ghosts: Catherine Howard

As Hallowe’en approaches, ghost stories abound. The nights are drawing in, darkness is falling and amidst the swirling mists of late autumn evenings come tales of mystery. This Hallowe’en, Royal Central is taking a look at some of the best known tales of regal…
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Royal pets – A look at the royals and their beloved companions

For centuries and centuries, royals have adored their beloved pets the same as we have. Royal canine companions have held a treasured place in royal families for over 500 years, and we continue to see them highlighted in family photos and holiday cards. There is more than one royal pet cemetery in Europe, and they hold treasured places. Charles II and His Spaniels Although spaniels were a…
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