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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Stuart?

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 that had held one kingdom for several centuries before taking power in England and ask, what happened to the House…
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Monarchy Rules: what happened to the House of Lancaster?

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. The latest installment plunges us into the heart of the power struggles swirling around the English crown in the 14th and 15th centuries as we…
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Former French home of King Leopold II of Belgium sells for 200 million Euro

The historic Villa des Cèdres in Saint-Jean-Cap-Ferrat, once the summer home of Belgian royalty, has sold for a jaw-dropping 200 million Euro this month to an unspecified buyer. The 18,000-square-foot property was built in 1830 and operated as an olive tree farm until it was acquired by the second King of Belgium, Leopold II, in 1904. He used it as a holiday home and spent time on the French…
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Royal Relations: how Elizabeth II is linked to King Willem-Alexander

Her Majesty The Queen is related to many of Europe’s sovereigns, not in the least because of Queen Victoria’s matchmaking but also because of another woman, Princess Carolina of Orange-Nassau. Princess Carolina was born on28 February 1743 as the daughter of William IV, Prince of Orange and Anne, Princess Royal, the daughter of King George II and Caroline of Ansbach, after whom…
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