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Royal Central's Top 20 Royal Moments of 2013: 20-11

<![CDATA[It has been another busy and exciting year for the British Royal Family. From the birth of Prince George in July to the 60th anniversary of the Queen's Coronation in June, 2013 proved to be another action-packed year for the Royals. Royal Central counts down its Top 20 Royal moments of the year! Here’s part one with 20-11: 20. Prince Andrew joins Twitter In July, The Duke of…
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How to get tickets to Trooping the Colour

<![CDATA[Happy New Year. For Royalists, the New Year doesn't just mark a change of calendar, it marks the start of the short window and long battle to get tickets to the annual Queen's Birthday Parade: Trooping The Colour. Tickets for Trooping The Colour are…
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What's in store for the Royal Family in 2014?

There’s no doubt that 2013 has been another amazing year for the Royal Family. With the birth of Prince George in July and the 60th anniversary of The Queen’s Coronation, it’s been another year of milestones. But 2014 will, I’m sure, have its own…
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Titles on Downton Abbey explained

Downton Abbey is, without doubt, one of the most consistently popular TV shows produced in recent times. The show, which gives a look at the life of the Crawleys, a fictional aristocratic family who run and own the Downton estate. Set in the early 1900s, the show gives a fairly accurate idea of life for the aristocracy at this time and the changes that the first world war brought to the United…
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A guide to the Order of the British Empire

Two times a year (at The Queen’s Official Birthday and on New Year’s Day), lists of those set to receive honours from The Queen are published by the Government. The most common order which those being honoured are admitted to is the Order of the British Empire…
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Draft version of King George VI’s first wartime speech hit's the auction block

King George VI contemplated declaring war on Germany prior to Hitler’s Invasion of Poland in 1939. Sotheby’s will auction off an initial draft of King George VI’s speech in which he tells the country that Britain was ready, willing and able to declare war on Germany. It is the first time in 74 years, that the draft has become available. The speech was the King’s first broadcast…
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Getting to know Timothy Laurence

One of the lesser known members of the British Royal Family is the Princess Royal’s husband, Vice-Admiral Sir Timothy Laurence.  Generally referred to as Tim, he is her second husband. He is very often overlooked, but is an interesting royal nevertheless. This post…
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Prince Harry's South Pole trek: meet the challengers

Prince Harry’s patronage of Walking With the Wounded is not your typical royal patronage. After joining them for part of their 2011 trek to the North Pole, he set a new bar for himself. As far as WWTW goes, it’s not enough for Prince Harry to speak at black tie galas, he…
Opinion

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 overshadowed by the more famous British and European monarchies are the extremely affluent Gulf monarchies – Saudi Arabia, the…
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