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The Dutch state visit to the UK: history and memories

The official announcement that King Willem-Alexander and Queen Maxima of the Netherlands will make a state visit to the UK this autumn is confirmation of a long-awaited and hotly anticipated trip. The visit will run between October 23rd and 24th and will see the Dutch royals hosted at Buckingham Palace. Ahead of the visit, Royal Central looks back at past trips between the two nations. One of the…
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How Education and Qualifications Can Help You Get an OBE

Twice a year the Queen bestows upon the hardest working people an award of achievement. This award can be given to people from all walks of life, and is a formal recognition by the royal family of an individual’s achievements in their sector. A person can be awarded a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (CBE), Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire…
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Happy Birthday, Princess Madeleine! - 36 facts about the Swedish royal on her birthday

On 10 June 1982, Her Royal Highness Princess Madeleine of Sweden was born. To celebrate her 36th birthday here are 36 facts on the Swedish royal: 1. Madeleine recently admitted in an interview on Skavlan that she is naturally a shy person, but she is “working on it.” 2. When she and her husband, Chris lived in New York City, they would sometimes speak in German to one another to keep…
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HistoryInsight

Memorial to Welsh Princess vandalised

A few weeks ago a memorial plaque which was dedicated to the Welsh Princess Gwenllian went missing from its usual location at the top of Snowdon. It has since been returned to the Princess Gwenllian society by a local man named Rhys Jones, but the plaque was found to be…
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How will the Duke and Duchess of Sussex earn an income?

Now that her days of Suits and fashion line collaborations are over, how will the newly married Duchess of Sussex earn an income alongside her husband, Prince Harry? As of this point, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex are living at Nottingham Cottage located within the walls of Kensington Palace. As long as they are at a royal residence and full-time working royals, The Sovereign’s Grant…
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