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Royals who don't go by their first name

We know that sometimes monarchs choose a different regnal name than the one they have gone by throughout their life—King George VI is a famous example of this, having gone by Bertie (or Albert, his given name) until he became King – but what about those who go by nicknames or middle names instead of their given names? Today we’re looking at examples of royals throughout history and…
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Prince George - King George VII or VIII?

The expectation is that Prince George of Cambridge will one day become King George VII when he succeeds his father to the throne, but as with all things royal, the truth might not be quite so simple. Upon accession to the throne, monarchs are perfectly entitled to be…
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Royal Olympians: Princess Charlene

Before she became the Princess of Monaco, Princess Charlene was a swimming champion and Olympian in South Africa who competed in the 2000 Summer Olympics in Sydney, Australia. As the Summer Olympics begin, let’s look at Princess Charlene’s Olympic career. Charlene…
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A look at Britain's royal Olympians

As the Summer Olympics get underway, Royal Central takes a look at Great Britain’s royal Olympians. In 1971, the Princess Royal competed in multiple European three-day event championships where she won a gold medal, and in 1975, she won in both the individual and team disciplines, where she took home silver. Anne, the Princess Royal took part in the 1976 Summer Olympic Games in…
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Who is Queen Margrethe II of Denmark?

Today, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates 50 years on the Danish throne. Let’s take a look back at the life of Denmark’s colourful queen. Born Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid on 16 April 1940, Margrethe was the first child of Crown Prince Frederik and…
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The Queen's decision to strip Andrew of his HRH status is a major move for both Andrew and for the House of Windsor

He was the first child born to a reigning Monarch for over a century and yet now, the prince they called Andrew will no longer be styled HRH in any official capacity. In a short, swift statement on January 13th 2022, The Queen signalled a final walk into the royal wilderness for her second son. The Duke of York has had his military titles and royal patronages removed, a decision communicated in…
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A State Visit 40 years in the making

According to the Swedish Royal Household’s website, the Scandinavian country will soon host a State Visit 40 years in the making.  On the 24th and 25th of November 2021, King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain will travel to Sweden with the Spanish Minister of Foreign…
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The first princess of African origin: Princess Angela of Liechtenstein

In January 2000, Angela Gisela Brown became the first person of African heritage to marry into a ruling European family. The marriage was ground-breaking in Liechtenstein and the union did receive negative remarks from some of the royal family, although most were happy for the couple and did not express any prejudice towards their new princess. Angela was born in Panama into an ordinary family and…
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