The duties of an Elizabethan Lady-in-Waiting

In the early modern period, the allure of court life was more than desirable, which caused families to seek positions that were in service of the crown. It has been said that to be around a king and his court was like being next to the sun, but when away it was only darkness. For daughters of wealthy nobles, an appointment as a lady-in-waiting was highly sought after, with service to the queen…
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The sets of Netflix’s The Crown

Recreating the extraordinary world of The Queen and the royal family was a daunting prospect for the team behind Netflix’s opulent royal drama The Crown, and it quickly became apparent that building it from the ground up was near impossible. The original plan to build most of the sets in a studio was scrapped, and the cast and crew instead travelled to England’s most opulent stately homes and…
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Who is King Felipe of Spain?

Felipe Juan Pablo Alfonso de Todos los Santos was born on 30 January 1968 at the Nuestra Señora de Loreto Clinic in Madrid, Spain, to then Infante Juan Carlos and Infanta Sofía of Spain. He is their youngest child and only son; he has two older sisters, Infantas Elena (b.
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Why we'd never see the Queen behind bars

The fount of all modern knowledge – Google – is asked hundreds of thousands of questions, on a multitude of topics, from people around the world every single day. It will be of little or no surprise to hear that a lot of these questions concern the British Royal Family. Common themes arise, but one unusual question is asked more often than most – would Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II…
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How much does the Crown cost Canadians?

For Canadian’s the monarchy costs each person as little as $1.53 a year(94p), which is about as expensive as a small cup of coffee at the Canadian coffee chain Tim Hortons. The $1.53 doesn’t just cover the Canadian Governor General, who is their representative…
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What is the next stage of Heads Together?

Earlier this week the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry held a press conference to outline the plans for Heads Together. With under 100 days until the 2017 Virgin Money London Marathon that has named Heads Together as Charity of the Year, William, Kate and Harry believe that this year may very well be a “tipping point” in the way the United Kingdom views mental health. Up…
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