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60 seconds with Shyama Perera

Shyama Perera is a weekly newspaper reviewer and social commentator on BBC London and also regularly reviews the newspaper front pages on the BBC News Channel. Shyama also contributes to programmes such as The Jeremy Vine Show and Woman’s hour. On our televisions, we may have seen Shyama presenting such programmes as Eastern Eye and Behind The Headlines, as well as many others. Shyama has…
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King George II: A Change from his Father

Last week, I wrote about King George I. Click here to read about his life and reign. A bust of King George II Born George Augustus on 30 October 1683 to the future King George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, King George II was the last British Monarch to be born outside…
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The First King George

In Dublin, a marker stands with King George’s name Although my name prediction for Baby Cambridge was Arthur, I cannot say I was overly shocked that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their new-born son George. Because of his birth, I have started to dig deeper into the royal history behind the name. I always knew that George was a historically significant name (there are six Kings with…
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Anne Neville - The Bad Queen?

Like millions of others last night, I was an avid view of the BBC 1 adaptation of ‘The White Queen’, the reason I choose now to blog on the programme is because of the way Anne Neville was portrayed in last night’s episode. For some unknown reason I never…
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The Many Facets of Prince Harry

Prince Harry of Walesphoto credit: Glyn Lowe Photoworks via photopin cc When I think about HRH Prince Harry of Wales, many different words come to mind; words like kind, charming, funny, loyal, and loving. Prince Harry is a man with many different facets, or layers. These…
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The world's most eligible royals

Still waiting to meet the Prince or Princess of your dreams? While the Duke of Cambridge is off the list, there are plenty of other royals who have yet to tie the knot. Could it be you? 14. Her Imperial Highness Princess Noor of Iran The eldest granddaughter of the former Shah of Iran and his third wife, Empress Farah, Princess Noor lives mostly in Washington DC. 13. Her Royal Highness…
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Why Princess Anne Is The Royal Family's Unsung Hero

With all the fuss about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge being made every time a new engagement is announced, it’s worth reflecting sometimes that despite their public appearance, and the media coverage of their appearances, they are by no means the most active…
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Why The Middletons Aren't 'Cashing In' On Party Pieces

Today has been a day of almost no Royal News. As such, on days like these, some ‘royal fansites’ like to speculate. On today’s agenda was whether the Middletons were cashing in on their Party Pieces company by producing 1st birthday party accessories. For those of you that don’t know, Michael and Carol Middleton own a party accessories business called ‘Party…
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