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Why does the 20th of November have good and bad memories for the Queen?

Many dates in royal history will churn up positive and negative memories for members of the Royal Family. Perhaps this is most true for the Queen herself, who has been the head of the House of Windsor for almost sixty-nine years. Several key anniversaries define Her Majesty’s reign. Most prominent is likely February 6, the date of her accession to the throne which also marks the tragic death…
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The most famous royal engagement ring of all

When Kate Middleton arrived for her engagement photocall on 16 November 2010, she wore on her ring finger perhaps the most famous royal engagement ring of all time: the late Diana, Princess of Wales’s oval sapphire ring. Diana received her engagement ring from Prince Charles in February 1981, choosing it from a tray of different rings. It was not a custom-made ring, in fact, it was available…
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Who's playing who in series four of The Crown?

Sunday is the premiere of series four of the hit Netflix show The Crown, and it will focus on the time period between 1977 and 1990. Lady Diana Spencer will be introduced, and viewers will see Margaret Thatcher’s premiership. Events that will be depicted include the wedding of Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer, their 1983 tour of Australia and New Zealand, the Falklands War, and Michael…
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History of Royal Titles: The Dukedom of Edinburgh

Dukedoms are the highest titles in the British roll of peerage. These titles are sometimes created and bestowed on sons and grandsons of the British monarch, usually when they get married. Named after the capital city of Scotland, the Dukedom of Edinburgh was first created on 15 July 1726 during the reign of King George I, who bestowed it upon his grandson, Prince Frederick (1707-1751), who…
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