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September's most memorable royal moments

As we begin another month, Royal Central takes a look at some of September’s most memorable royal moments: 1 September 1878: On this day in 1878, Princess Alexandra of Saxe Coburg and Gotha was born in Germany to Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. The Princess went on to have three children with her husband Ernst II and died in…
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Forty facts about Princess Margaret

On 21 August 1930, one of the most famous royal stories of the 20th century began with the birth of Princess Margaret. The Princess lived an eventful life and died in 2002. On what would have been her 90th birthday, Royal Central rounds ups some of the most fascinating facts about Margaret Rose, sister to The Queen. She was going to be called Ann Margaret, but her grandfather King George V…
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August's most memorable royal moments

It might be the height of summer but August has plenty of royal history within its 31 days. From birthdays to wedding anniversaries to coronations, here are some of the most famous royal August anniversaries. August 4, 1981 On this day in 1981 Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex was born in Los Angeles, California to Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle. Embed from Getty Images Meghan…
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The duties of an Elizabethan Lady-in-Waiting

In the early modern period, the allure of court life was more than desirable, which caused families to seek positions that were in service of the crown. It has been said that to be around a king and his court was like being next to the sun, but when away, it was only…
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The tragic tale of Madeleine of Valois - the 'Summer Queen of Scots'

Madeleine of Valois was a French Princess who married James V King of Scots (The Scottish King had the title King of Scots rather than King of Scotland). The marriage was part of the Treaty of Rouen between Scotland and France. As part of that Treaty, James was promised the hand in marriage of a French Princess. Initially, James was contracted to marry another member of the French Royal Family.
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