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From Canterbury to The Hague: Mozart and Princess Carolina of Nassau

Having given several royal performances before George III and Queen Charlotte, the boy Mozart’s sonatas for keyboard and violin K10-15 were engraved before the end of 1764, dedicated to the musical Queen: ‘Six Sonates pour le clavecin que peuvent se jouer avec l’accompagnement de violin our flaute/traversiere/Tres humblement dediees/a sa Majeste Charlotte/Reine de la Grande Bretagne/composes…
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A look at the Luxembourgish line of succession

Today we’re looking at the Luxembourgish line of succession, which has seen some changes to its rules since current Grand Duke Henri ascended to the throne. Luxembourg now practices absolute primogeniture, which Grand Duke Henri established in 2011 to apply to his heirs. Before then, women were excluded from the line of succession, which we’ll see impacts the line with the addition of two…
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Looking for a lost Queen's grave in Berlin

In Berlin, there is a missing queen. Her burial place in the historic Hohenzollerngruft [Hohenzollern vault] in Berlin Cathedral is disputed and may be lost. Elisabeth Christine, Frederick II’s (‘the Great’) unloved queen was a victim of historical banishment, in Frederick’s lifetime at least. Metaphorically, she remains in his shadow. Unlike the husband she revered, Elisabeth…
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The Royals due at Wimbledon on Finals Weekend 2019

It’s set to be a right royal turnout at Wimbledon this weekend as the famous tennis tournament comes to a close. Leading the way will be the Duke of Kent who is President of the All England Club and whose presence at the finals is a long standing royal commitment. But he’ll have company this weekend in the famous royal box as the titles at Wimbledon 2019 are decided. Embed from Getty…
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