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Swedish palace up for sale

Skottorp Palace, located inin the Swedish province ofHalland, is up for sale for30 million Swedish kronor ($3.75 million). It contains two floors,six additional sidebuildings and has a park and a moat. It was declared a historic building in 1986. It was designed in the Empire style; Carl Fredrik Sundvall served as architect. It has been owned byIng-Mari and…
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British RoyalsOpinion

The legacy of Diana, Princess of Wales

One would almost have to live under a rock, not to at least notice the abundance of news related to the late Diana, Princess of Wales as of late. For Royal Watchers and those alike, the connection to the news is the fact that the 31st of August marks the 20th anniversary of…
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Taking a Look at the Order of the Garter

The Most Noble Order of the Garter is considered to be the most prestigious chivalric order in Great Britain, so let’s take a look at the history behind it. Founded in 1348 by King Edward III, who was “so inspired by the tales of King Arthur and the chivalry of the Knights of the Round Table”, the Order of the Garter was a group of honourable knights. A legend persists that Edward III was…
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Could Jack the Ripper have been a member of the British royal family?

It’s been more than a century since Whitechapel, London witnessed a disturbing string of five murders between 1888 to 1891 and historians and interested observers still argue about the true identity of Jack the Ripper. In the intervening years accusations have been levelled against a wide variety of characters – both infamous and not – who may have been the serial killer. The royal family…
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Taking a look at the Order of Canada

The Order of Canada was established by Her Majesty The Queen, as Queen of Canada, as part of the creation of a Canadian honours system unique to the country and the reduction of the use of British honours within the realm. The Order of Canada recognises outstanding achievement, dedication to the community and service to the nation and recognises all people from all sectors of Canadian society.
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