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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 Great Britain. Like his father, he was born in Hanover, where he spent most of his young life. After his parents’ marriage…
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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…
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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 layers make him one of the most beloved members of the royal family today. He is able to separate work (military), royalty…
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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…
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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 members of the Royal Family. Indeed now, it is often the most active members who are overlooked. Princess Anne has been performing…
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Australia's Monarchy: Why I Love It

The Australian Republican debate has recently been reignited, but thanks to HRH The Prince of Wales and HRH The Duchess of Cornwall’s recent visit to Australia and the Royal Baby announcement, the Monarch is now more popular than ever down under. I want to explore why…