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Vienna to Versailles: Marie Antoinette's bridal journey

On 21 April 1770, a procession passed by the imperial summer palace of Schönbrunn, consisting of 21 state coaches, followed by 36 fine carriages, with a total of 450 horses and an accompanying personal suite of some 257 people. This was the beginning of a two and a half week journey for the future Marie Antoinette, already French Dauphine by proxy, from Vienna to Versailles. She was…
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Exploring Royal Scotland: Glamis Castle

As The Queen continues her traditional summer break at Balmoral, we’re taking a look at another Scottish castle with ties to the Royal Family. Glamis Castle was the childhood home of the Queen Mother and the birthplace of Princess Margaret, and it also served as inspiration for Shakespeare’s Macbeth. Chief Reporter Kristin Contino visited the castle this summer in her quest to uncover…
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Monarchy Rules: A Look at George VI

Early Life Albert Frederick Arthur George was born as the second son to the thenPrince George,Duke of Yorkand Mary, Duchess of York on 14 December 1895 at York Cottage on the Sandringham Estate. He wasborn during the reign of Queen Victoria – his great-grandmother and was fourth in line to the throne after his grandfather, father, and older brother, Prince…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Hanover?

Nine royal houses have ruled England since the Norman Conquest in 1066 and all of them have made their mark. But eight have seen their power pass elsewhere and this summer Royal Central is looking at what happened to those that have now faded into history. Today we look at a dynasty who arrived as outsiders and became the very fabric of British royalty. The House of Hanover Kings by accident…
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