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A Midsummer's Dream: the royal anniversaries on one day in June

It is the high point of summer and a high point in the royal history books. For June 22nd, in the very heart of midsummer, has seen some of the most celebrated and sparkling of all regal events. And all of them are milestones in famous reigns.Here are four special royal events for one midsummer’s day of regal dreams. The First Diamond Queen – June 22nd 1897, London On June…
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A Calendar of Queens: June

The first month of summer has brought many new beginnings for some famous queens and it’s been a moment of crowning glory for others. June is also the month when five English queens said farewell. Here’s a calendar of queens for June. Birth of a Queen Just…
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Who was the Duchess of Windsor?

Bessie Wallis Warfield – more commonly known as Wallis – was born 19 June 1896 in Blue Ridge Summit, Pennsylvania, to Teackle Wallis Warfield and Alice Montague. Wallis grew up in Baltimore, Maryland. Her father died shortly after her birth from tuberculosis which left Wallis and her widowed mother partly supported by their wealthier relatives. In November 1916, Wallis married…
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Stolen Swedish Royal Regalia to return home

In 2018, the royal regalia from Strängnäs Cathedral in Sweden was stolen. Following a long hunt for the thieves, the regalia was found in 2019. Now, after being restored for a longer period the regalia is ready to come back home. Sometime during this week the stolen…
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A royal gun and the inquiry into the murder of Sweden’s Prime Minister

Swedish police have named the man they believe killed Olof Palme, the country’s Prime Minister, who was assassinated in 1986. Mr Palme, who served twice as Premier of Sweden, was shot on February 28th 1986. Swedish police now believe long time suspect Stig Folke Wilhelm Engström, also known as The Skandia Man, was responsible for the murder of the country’s Prime Minister. Stig…
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Flashback Friday: King Carl XVI Gustaf's remarks on Crown Princess Victoria becoming queen

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has not always been happy with the idea of Crown Princess Victoria following him as head of state. In the past, he has stated that he wanted his son, Prince Carl Philip, to follow him as King as Sweden. If the King had been able to decide, Prince Carl Philip would have been the heir, as the King has shared his displeasure at the constitution’s retroactive…
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