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A Week in Royal History: Tudor Tales and Virtual Reality

Royal stories are never far from the headlines and if the modern monarchies can’t provide a tale then those who trod palace corridors before them are always on hand to give us a regal fix. This week, historic homes used by some of the most famous royals of them all have got everyone talking. Here’s a look at the royal history stories from the past seven days. Elizabeth I A castle…
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Queen Mother Helen of Romania to be reburied in Romania

The remains of Queen Mother Helen of Romania, born Helen of Greece and Denmark, will be repatriated to Romania in October.Helen was a first cousin of Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Helen will be laid to rest with her son King Michael I of Romania – who died in 2017 – at the new Archdiocesan and Royal Cathedral. Helen married Crown Prince Carol of Romania on 10 March 1921…
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A new insight into the love story of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert

‘An angel whose brightness shall illume my life”. The passionate words of a young prince in love, written to the queen he had just been asked to marry, are among the many items shared on a new website celebrating the life and achievements of one of the most famous royals of all. On the 200th anniversary of the birth of Prince Albert, the Royal Collection Trust is launching a new…
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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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