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Draft version of King George VI’s first wartime speech hit's the auction block

King George VI contemplated declaring war on Germany prior to Hitler’s Invasion of Poland in 1939. Sotheby’s will auction off an initial draft of King George VI’s speech in which he tells the country that Britain was ready, willing and able to declare war on Germany. It is the first time in 74 years, that the draft has become available. The speech was the King’s first broadcast…
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Getting to know Timothy Laurence

One of the lesser known members of the British Royal Family is the Princess Royal’s husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.  Generally referred to as Tim, he is her second husband. He is very often overlooked, but is an interesting royal nevertheless. This post…
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Prince Harry's South Pole trek: meet the challengers

Prince Harry’s patronage of Walking With the Wounded is not your typical royal patronage. After joining them for part of their 2011 trek to the North Pole, he set a new bar for himself. As far as WWTW goes, it’s not enough for Prince Harry to speak at black tie galas, he…
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Queen and Duke of Edinburgh regarded as ‘hardest working royal couple’

The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh are one of their many walkabouts. A Royal Central poll conducted this month over 1,004 of our readers has shown that 68% of our readers think the hardest working royal couple are The Queen and Duke of Edinburgh, with a total of 683 votes were cast in favour of Her Majesty and The Duke. Coming in second with 16% of the share and a total of 163 votes were Prince…
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Palace Security: How on Earth did they get past?

One would expect, in this day and age, for Buckingham Palace to be the height of security, though as was demonstrated last week, this is far from the case. In case you didn’t see the news, a man was arrested in one of the State Rooms at the Palace last Monday after scaling a fence and allegedly kicking open a door. The mainstream media jumped straight in with the same chastisement about how…
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