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First look at new telling of Anne Boleyn's fall from power

Channel 5 has released the first trailer for its upcoming miniseries, Anne Boleyn. The trailer gives a look at the period drama inspired by the historical figure who is trying to bear a son as an heir to the throne. While it is unclear what parts of her story will be told, we do see Boleyn in her final days as she prepares for her execution, ordered by her husband, Henry VIII. We also know the…
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Birthplace of Queen Margrethe: Amalienborg Palace

Amalienborg Palace, located in Copenhagen, Denmark, is the primary residence of the Danish Royal Family. Queen Margrethe II of Denmark was born there on 16 April 1940, during the reign of her predecessor and grandfather, Christian X. Besides being the birthplace of the first Danish queen to reign in seven hundred years, it has a long and illustrious history. Amalienborg is made up of four…
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FashionHistoryHistory

Fashion Favourite: Empress Eugenie and Charles Frederick Worth

Royals and fashion have gone hand in hand for centuries. In 1574 under Queen Elizabeth I, Parliament passed an act dictating who could wear what colours and textiles based on their social status. The preferences of the king and queen have long dictated what is in fashion for society. This Fashion Favourites series will look at some of the most fashionable royals and their favourite designers…
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BelgiumHistory

Birthplace of King Philippe: Belvédère Castle

Some monarchs are born in massive castles that have stood for centuries while others are born in relatively new palaces. Although the birth of a royal baby is a celebrated event, some of these more modern palaces have darker connections. King Philippe of Belgium was born at Belvédère Castle at Laeken, one of these palaces.  Originally built in the 1780s, King Leopold II bought the palace for…
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