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The Week in Royal History: a scandalous mystery still up for debate

The royal story of 2020 has had plenty of drama so far but as the debate surrounding the Duke and Duchess of Sussex simmers down, ever so slightly, figures from the regal past are adding their own touch of turbulence to the news. Some of the most dramatic stories in Britain’s royal past have hit the headlines again in the days just gone as a tragic queen and a misunderstood king grab the…
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A Calendar of Queens: January

The royal past is peppered with milestones, those major moments that take on an importance all of their own, and Britain’s queens have provided plenty of history worth talking about. From the reigns that started to the rules that came to an end, from the happy arrivals to the sad farewells, we look at the queenly events that took place in the first month of the year.  A Calendar of Queens…
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A Calendar of Kings: January

Each monarch leaves their mark, placing their personality on the fabric of history. And charting those footprints tells a story all of its own. From births to weddings, coronations to the passing of power, the major moments in a monarch’s life have an impact far beyond…
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The Royal 2010s: looking back at the accession of King Felipe VI of Spain

The past decade has been filled with some major royal moments including the ending of one era in Spain and the start of another. The decision by King Juan Carlos I to stand aside in favour of his son surprised many but the reign of King Felipe VI, which began on June 19th 2014, has been seen as a boost to the country’s royal family which has faced a difficult decade. As the 2010s come to an…
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Could Elizabeth II's historic reign see her become Queen of England?

The Queen will go to the Palace of Westminster for the State Opening of Parliament next week following the Conservative victory in the General Election but could it be the last time she performs this ancient tradition as ruler of the United Kingdom? While the Tory majority is making headlines around the world, the other big success story of the night was the sweep across Scotland of the SNP which…
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