Ceremony of the Lilies and the Roses at the Tower of London

The short service of remembrance, known as The Ceremony of the Lilies and the Roses, is held every 21 May, to commemorate the fact that Henry VI, England’s so-called “saintly king”, died at the Tower of London in 1471. Tradition has adopted the Norman Wakefield Tower as the location where the event took place. Begun in the 1220’s and jutting out onto Water Lane, itis a world…
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Who is Princess Madeleine of Sweden?

She was born Madeleine Thérèse Amelie Josephine on 10 June 1982 at Drottningholm Palace in Drottningholm, Sweden, as the youngest of King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia‘s three children. She is the only one of the King and Queen’s children that Carl Gustaf…
InsightThe Cambridges

The Duchess of Cambridge: Before She Was Royal

The Duchess of Cambridge, formerly known as Kate Middleton, is easily one of the most recognisable people of our time. With her every step closely watched and reported on by millions, a subject that is always talked about but rarely reported on is her life before her marriage to Prince William. Catherine Elizabeth Middleton was born on 9 January 1982 in Reading, Berkshire, as the eldest child of…
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#OnThisDay George Boleyn Is Executed

On this day in history, on 17 May 1536, at the young age of 32, George Boleyn was executed for high treason. George was the brother of the queen consort, Anne Boleyn. This also means thathe was the brother in law of King Henry VIII and the uncle of Queen Elizabeth I.
InterviewsThe Sussexes

Royal Central speaks to US Invictus captain, Will Reynolds

Before leaving for Orlando, I had the opportunity to interview the retired United States Army captain, Will Reynolds, team captain for the United States Invictus Games athletes. Will was on his way to New York to give a presentation and I was fortunate enough to catch up with him whilst he was traveling by train. Captain William Reynolds is married with four children. All were born after he…
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Who is Princess Marie of Denmark?

Over the next several weeks, I want to write about of some of the lesser talked about royals in Europe for a series entitled “Who Is?”. One such royal is Her Royal Highness Princess Marie of Denmark, Countess of Monpezat. Marie was born Marie Agathe Odile Cavallier on 6 February 1976 in Paris, France, to Alain Cavallier and Françoise Grassiot. She has four half-brothers. Her two…
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