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Whatever happened to the 1969 documentary 'Royal Family' which The Queen banned from the public?

It has been over 50 years since the famous documentary ‘Royal Family’ was shown on British TV screens. At the time this, documentary really was the most talked about thing; not necessarily because of its content, but the plain fact that such a documentary was broadcast. The chances are, unless you’re a really attentive royalist, you’ve never even heard of the documentary, and there’s…
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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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The special links between Beatrice's wedding and Queen Victoria

As a princess prepares to say ‘I do’, the latest Royal Central podcast looks at the sweet and symbolic connections between Beatrice and the church where she will say ‘I do’. There’s an anniversary, a queen and a christening involved as well as special memories. Moniek Bloks, Brittani Barger and Lydia Starbuck also discuss the ongoing fallout in Luxembourg after a…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at George IV

George IV ascended the British throne 200 years ago today. Here, Royal Central’s Assistant Editor, Moniek Bloks, looks at the life of the Regent who finally got to reign.   The future George IV was born at St. James’s Palace on 12 August 1762 to George III and…
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A Canadian Perspective on the Sussex News

Canada has been in the news for a number of reasons lately. Globally, we have come to the forefront, though, as the new possible home of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex.  When the news of their potential departure from the Royal Family was released last week, the couple mentioned North America. Given that they had just spent a six-week vacation in Canada, it seemed a logical conclusion.
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Will Harry and Meghan's decision lead to a new Regency Act?

The decision by the Duke and Duchess of Sussex to ‘step back’ from being senior royals has raised more questions than it has given answers. And among them are constitutional matters which, in an ageing monarchy, are beginning to take on a pressing need. Yes, we’re talking regencies. At the moment, there are two possible scenarios for someone else ruling on behalf of the…
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