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How Philippa Gregory changed Modern Royal Historical Fiction

English novelist Philippa Gregory has been made a CBE in The Queen’s Birthday Honours. The Other Boleyn Girl author was given the honour for her services to literature and charity. Gregory has been a long-time fundraiser for charitable projects in The Gambia, the smallest country within the mainland of Africa. Through her work, she’s helped to build nearly 200 wells for rural…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: the Duke and Duchess of Windsor

It was the wedding that changed the Royal Family forever. The marriage of Edward, Duke of Windsor to Wallis Simpson on 3 June 1937 was the final act of a dramatic series of events that had reverberated around the world. For, of course, the groom had given up his throne to marry his bride and the crisis his Abdication had produced, less than six months earlier, had shaken the House of Windsor to…
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Why isn't Zara Tindall a Princess?

One question which has been asked over the years is why Zara Tindall, like her brother, Peter Phillips, does not have a royal title, unlike their royal cousins. They are neither prince nor princess and don’t have the style of HRH in front of their names. Their mother, Princess Anne, is the second child of Her Majesty The Queen and the late Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh. However, only…
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OPINION: my own royal anniversary - ten years of royal watching

Ten years ago today, I was introduced to the world of royalty. As an American, I was not accustomed to the idea of royalty, let alone the British Royal Family. That all changed on April 29, 2011. I was a sophomore in college, studying to become a nurse. My semester had ended two days prior, and I was home, recovering from final exams. My mother had mentioned a “royal wedding” of the…
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