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The King's Curse: your 90 second summer reading review

The King’s Curse is quite simply an epic read and Philippa Gregory, author of the acclaimed The Cousins War series, tells the story of deposed royal, Margaret Pole, quite spectacularly. Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. Margaret Pole is the daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, who in turn was the brother of two Plantagenet Kings, Edward IV and Richard III. She is also the cousin of…
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The Great Royal Bake Off

It hasn’t even started yet and already Great British Bake Off fever has returned to the UK with just about everyone getting ready to go crazy again for meringues, macaroons and marble cake.   But while the twelve new stars of the BBC One show will no doubt win legions of fans – providing there’s no more Baked Alaska in the bin – the Royal Family have shown off plenty of…
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Why Monarchy?

Former King Farouk of Egypt once said “The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left —the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, the King of Diamonds, and the King of England.” Farouk’s quip left out a number of crowned heads…
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Is it time we made more of royal birthdays?

Looking at the images coming from Sweden on July 14th this year, two things struck me. Firstly, the second in line to the throne, Princess Estelle, has royal engagements wrapped up at the age of three. Secondly, doing a walkabout every year on a royal birthday is really rather a good idea. And it got me wondering whether it’s time our royals started doing the same thing. Before everyone starts…
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Let's give Kate a break, shall we?

I won’t write about fashion trends of the royals. There are enough sites out there that analyse their fashion decisions. I enjoy keeping up with the British Royal Family because I don’t think there is enough focus or attention given to the fact that they are human…
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A happy 10th anniversary to Charles and Camilla from Royal Central

On 9 April 2005 Prince Charles married Camilla Parker-Bowles more than 30 years after their romance began. View image | gettyimages.com The Royal couple appeared after their civil wedding ceremony at the Guildhall in Windsor, arm in arm smiling and waving to the estimated 20,000 people that gathered outside the Berkshire building. Later, they returned to Windsor Castle for a mass of blessing…
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