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Kings, Queens and Olympic dreams

<![CDATA[The Sochi Winter Olympics gave us plenty of glimpses of royal spectators but no royal competitors.  But past Games, both winter and summer, have seen their fair share of kings and queens going for gold with some achieving it.  Being royal at the Olympics doesn't mean you have to stay in the stands. Plenty of Europe’s royals have attempted to scale the heights at the…
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Why Camilla must become our Queen

<![CDATA[It's a subject that divides people across the country and indeed, around the world. Should the Duchess of Cornwall become Queen when Prince Charles accedes to the throne? Some argue she cannot, others that she must – I'm going to explain in this…
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5 Minute Book Review - Honour by Matthew Lewis

<![CDATA[After reading the first historical fiction book written by Matthew Lewis, Loyalty I was very excited to read the next instalment, Honour.  I was expecting something similar to the first book – an engrossing story, well rounded characters and interesting relationships and clearly well researched.  In many ways this is way I got – the story was totally involving and I…
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November's new royal books

Are you a royal aficionado? Is History an interest of yours? Do you like reading? If so, you will enjoy these books about royal history, all due to be released in November. After the Sheikhs, Christopher M. Davidson – Release Date: November 11, 2013 Often…
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Today's newspaper front pages

The moment we saw Prince George on the steps of St James’s Palace in only his second public appearance, we knew what the British front pages would feature. Some newspapers may be considered over the top where as some newspapers have not featured the christening at all.
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A Royal Christening: Why the Cambridges will forge their own path

On the eve of His Royal Highness Prince George Alexander Louis of Cambridge’s christening – with all of the speculation circulating about godparents and wardrobe choices – I think it’s important to look at the only information we know for sure: Their Royal Highnesses the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge love to keep us guessing! From the very beginning of their relationship…
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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…
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The Queen's Coronation Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

Last weekend, Karen Kilrow and I visited the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. I was looking forward to it, even though I had been some years before. What I was most looking forward to, however, was the new exhibition for 2013, “The Queen’s Coronation 1953”. Coronation Portrait of The Queen painted by Sir Herbert James Gunn The exhibition celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the…
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