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The royal recognition given to the work of Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76, was one of Britain’s greatest ever scientists but despite being given many honours, he declined a knighthood. However, that didn’t stop him developing an apparently relaxed relationship with the Queen. As the world pays tributes to one of its all-time great thinkers, let’s look back at the times royalty celebrated Professor…
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Why Charles and Camilla couldn’t wed at Windsor Castle

When the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall announced their engagement in February 2005 they wasted no time in setting a date or venue for their marriage. They immediately told the world they would marry in April that year in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle followed by a service of blessing at St. George’s Chapel later the same day. Yet just a week later, they had to move their civil…
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A look at Britain's royal Olympians

As the 2018 Winter Olympics get underway, Royal Central takes a look at Great Britain’s royal Olympians. In 1971, Her Royal Highness the Princess Royal competed in multiple European three-day event championships where she won a gold medal, and in 1975, she won in both the individual and team disciplines where she took home silver. Anne, the Princess Royal took part in the 1976 Summer…
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All the records Queen Elizabeth has broken

Today, Queen Elizabeth will be entering her 67th year as monarch. A feat never achieved before by a British monarch. She will not be celebrating the occasion because the date also marks the anniversary of her father’s death. The next nationwide celebrations for a…
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Who is Princess Michael of Kent?

Today we’ll explore the life of Princess Michael of Kent. She is the wife of Prince Michael and was born Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz in Sudetenland (now in the Czech Republic) on 15 January 1945. Baroness Marie Christine’s parents were Baron Günther Hubertus von Reibnitz and Countess Maria Anna Szapáry von Muraszombath. She had two older half-siblings, Margarita von Reibnitz and…
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