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The Story of the Peerage: Feudal Beginnings

<![CDATA[ The origins of the peerage are not as obscure as one may think at first thought. In fact, documents dating back over a thousand years have helped historian piece together exactly how we have managed to get to where we are today with the nobility. Earls were one of the earliest example of nobility in England. First recorded in during the time of the Anglo-Saxons, it was the earls who…
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The wisdom of Princess Michael of Kent

<![CDATA[Today is the 69th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. Over the years, Princess Michael (whose real name is Marie-Christine) has become the subject of fascination to many for some of the most baffling, intriguing and humorous quotes from a member of the Royal Family. In honour of Her Royal Highness, we have compiled a list of our top 10 quotes from the person the…
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Why does The Queen love Sandringham?

<![CDATA[It is at this time of the year that The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh stay at Sandringham, but why does The Queen likes it so much? The story of the royal connection begins in 1862. Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, was looking for a country home…
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How to get tickets to Trooping the Colour

<![CDATA[Happy New Year. For Royalists, the New Year doesn't just mark a change of calendar, it marks the start of the short window and long battle to get tickets to the annual Queen's Birthday Parade: Trooping The Colour. Tickets for Trooping The Colour are allocated via ballot and between now an February, applications must be sent should you wish to attend. Trooping The Colour is a…
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What's in store for the Royal Family in 2014?

There’s no doubt that 2013 has been another amazing year for the Royal Family. With the birth of Prince George in July and the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation, it’s been another year of milestones. But 2014 will, I’m sure, have its own…
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Titles on Downton Abbey explained

Downton Abbey is, without doubt, one of the most consistently popular TV shows produced in recent times. The show, which gives a look at the life of the Crawleys, a fictional aristocratic family who run and own the Downton estate. Set in the early 1900s, the show gives a…
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A guide to the Order of the British Empire

Two times a year (at The Queen’s Official Birthday and on New Year’s Day), lists of those set to receive honours from The Queen are published by the Government. The most common order which those being honoured are admitted to is the Order of the British Empire, instituted by George V in 1917 as a way of marking civilian achievement. The Order of the British Empire has 6 ranks, 2 of…
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