History

History Of Royal Titles: HRH and Prince/Princess

One of the primary things that shows a member of the Royal Family’s status is their title and style. The title is the part which precedes their name and the style is what determines how one addresses the royal. Royal titles haven’t always been as they are now. The title of Prince/Princess has meant different things over the years too! It was during George I’s reign that the title…
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Royal Childbirth and the Tudors

The experience of royal childbirth in the Tudor period was perilous at best, the attitude towards it both anxious and obsessive, most especially because the weight of its outcome would concern the matter of the succession. This is a crucial case in point that royal sex was…
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Who is the White Queen?

If you enjoy historical fiction as much as me, I am sure that you will be looking forward to the BBC’s new programme ‘The White Queen’, starting tonight at 9pm, as much as I am. Based on Philippa Gregory’s popular ‘cousin’ books this…
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60 Fascinating Facts About The Queen's Coronation

Vivid colour photograph of inside the Abbey during The Queen’s coronation service. 60 years ago tomorrow, Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II was crowned at Westminster Abbey in front of over 7,000 people inside the Abbey and for the first time, millions on television. Here is a list of 60 facts about Her Majesty’s coronation we’re sure you’ll love! The date for The…
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How The English Monarchy Began

There’s no doubt with us that the British Monarchy is the most iconic and famous Monarchy in the world. Its history, though, is just as iconic as its present. In this article, we explain how England, and then Britain’s Monarchy came to begin to in bite size…
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Royal Romances: Our Favorite Love Stories

I know it is naïve, but I am a hopeless romantic. I don’t fall in love with everything that moves, but I believe in real, deep, everlasting love. Perhaps because of my parents’ great love story, when my 13-year-old mum met my 16-year-old daddy and to this day they still like each other. Perhaps because I love to defy the odds. Or perhaps it has to do with the great role models and…
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2012: A Right Royal Year

As 2012 draws to a close, we can all take a look back at what has been a fantastic year for the Royal Family. We’ve celebrated a Diamond Jubilee, the announcement of a Royal Baby, sent members of The Firm to ‘represent’ for us overseas, and heartily sung ‘God Save…
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Top 5 Royal Oddities Of The British Monarchy

We thought we’d clear up some of the most fascinating Royal Oddities that occupy the British Monarchy. From numerals to titles, here’s your guide to the top 5 oddities of the British Monarchy! 1. The Sovereign Never Dies Even though individual monarchs obviously do die, the Sovereign (that’s to say the reigning Monarch) never dies. Due to the way the British Crown operates, the…
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