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Opinion: What kind of role should Princesses Beatrice and Eugenie have?

There are currently 23 official members of the British Royal Family who hold royal titles. However, there are only two members out of 23 who don’t have their profiles on the official royal website, and these are Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie. Princess Beatrice and Princess Eugenie are daughters of Prince Andrew, Duke of York, The Queen’s second son and as such, they are Princesses of…
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Royally Suited: Book Review

In reading Royally Suited: Harry and Meghan in their own words by Phil Dampier, you realise just how perfect these soon-to-be newlyweds are for each other. Divided into two sections, one for Prince Harry and one for Meghan Markle, Dampier has plucked quotes that highlight…
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How important are the Royals to being British today?

How important are the Royal Family to the idea of Britishness today? That’s one of the questions raised by a set of coins which go into circulation in the UK on March 1st 2018. The Royal Mint has launched a series of new ten pence pieces– 26 in all, created to form an A-Z of British life in the 21st century. They’re described as ‘Quintessentially British’ and two of the designs are…
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Top 5 royal related films

There have been many royal related films released over the years. I have listed below my top five royal associated films. The King’s Speech: The 2010 film starred Colin Firth as King George VI who struggles with his speech impediment and receives help from an Australian speech therapist who provides vital assistance in preparing the nervous King before his first wartime radio broadcast…
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Review: Darling Queen - Dear Old Bones

I have long been advocating for more books to be written in English about the royals of mainland Europe, so I was thrilled to hear about and read Darling Queen – Dear Old Bones: Queen Wilhelmina’s correspondence with her English governess Miss Saxton Winter by Emerentia van Heuven-van Nes and published by Amsterdam University Press. It was initially printed in Dutch several years ago…
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