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Anne at 70: birthplace of a princess

The Princess Royal turns 70 on August 15th 2020. It’s a big birthday for anyone but this milestone is also providing an opportunity to look back and celebrate many of the achievements of a princess who only grows more popular. Anne’s story is a fascinating tale of modern royalty but it began in one of the most traditional royal residences around. The Queen and Duke of…
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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 darkness. For daughters of wealthy nobles, an appointment as a lady-in-waiting was highly sought after, with service to the queen…
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August 4 - a day with regal history

The fourth day of August turned out to be a very good one for the House of Windsor. Two of its most famous women made their debut on that date. They joined a rather interesting list of people with regal connections who celebrated birthdays then. As the royal bunting comes out once more for the Duchess of Sussex’s celebrations, here’s a look at those born on August 4th. Birth of the…
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Anne at 70: the christening of a princess

The Princess Royal marks her 70th birthday in August 2020. It’s a milestone in any life and this special celebration has brought plenty of reflection on Anne’s public life. For seven decades, the princess has been one of the most high profile royals in the world. Even as a baby, she was making the news. Royal Central looks back at the first day she really stole the royal show, her…
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