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The Queen's Birth: what the papers said

If you think royal baby fever is a new thing, think again. Back on April 21st 1926, when the Queen was born, there was plenty of excitement over the arrival of a new princess who – at the time – was several steps removed from the Crown and never expected to rule. No matter, as the papers of the time reported, this royal birth was a major event and those things we think peculiar to our own time…
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92 facts about The Queen

As The Queen turns 92-years-old, Royal Central takes a look at some interesting, funny and sometimes bizarre facts about the monarch. As a teenager, the then Princess Elizabeth, and her sister Princess Margaret, would act out and perform a number of pantomimes during the…
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Royal Baby Name Focus: Alice

Haven’t we been here before? As the arrival of baby Cambridge number three closes in, so do the odds on a new princess being called Alice. Ahead of the birth of Princess Charlotte, the A name was in the frame as top pick for a baby girl and we all know how that one ended. However, that hasn’t stopped Alice being among the bookies’ favourites should the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge welcome…
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What is the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting?

You’ve probably seen the acronym CHOGM a lot lately, or you’ve heard about a Commonwealth meeting that begins today in London. What is CHOGM? And what’s the meeting? CHOGM stands for the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting, which is a large meeting of all the nations in the Commonwealth that takes place every two years. There are currently 53 nations in the Commonwealth, and they touch…
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Who is Queen Margrethe II of Denmark?

Today, Queen Margrethe II of Denmark celebrates her 80th birthday. Let’s take a look back at the life of Denmark’s colourful queen. Born Margrethe Alexandrine Þórhildur Ingrid on 16 April 1940, Margrethe was the first child of Crown Prince Frederik and Crown…
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Royal Baby Name Focus: Frederick

We’ve just weeks, possibly days, to go until Royal Baby Cambridge Number Three makes their debut. The hospital is ready, the overnight bag is no doubt by the door at Kensington Palace and as if we needed another indication that the new fifth in line to the throne is about to arrive, the bookies have their favourites for baby names. The top pick with them should the Duke and Duchess of…
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