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The Queen's Childhood 'Little House': Y Bwthyn Bach

When she was aged six, the young Princess Elizabeth received a special present from the people of Wales. It was a cottage of her very own. She came into possession of this unique gift when her parents, the Duke and Duchess of York took over the use of Royal Lodge in Windsor Great Park in 1932. It was given to the young princess to enjoy with her baby sister Princess Margaret Rose, who had been…
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The Royal Family to receive brand new website in major overhaul

The official website of The British Royal Family has been given a major overhaul and will have a soft launch this evening before replacing the current site next week. The two sites will run concurrently with each other before the current www.royal.gov.uk is turned off. Visitors can browse to the new site at: www.royal.uk. It is the first time in eight years to make it more user-friendly…
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It's another Swedish Royal Baby Watch

Welcome to April – a month that promises several important events in several European royal houses. We will have birthdays, Jubilees, state visits and royal … births! Photo:  The Royal Court, Sweden Yes, this week we enter another official #BabyWatchSeason…

A Quick Look at Fabergé's Easter Eggs

Probably best known for the exquisite Easter eggs that he crafted for the Russian Imperial house of Romanov, Peter Carl Faberge was Russia’s premier master goldsmith at the beginning of the twentieth century, the House of Faberge having been founded in St. Petersburg by his father, Gustav Faberge in 1842. Although Faberge would go on to design spectacularobjects of ornamentation such…
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Review: Our Queen at 90

I never watch royal documentaries, ever! In fact, the last documentary I watched which focused on The Royal Family was on the occasion of The Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday back in 2011, so it seems fitting my next watch would celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th…

One Year On: Revisiting the Reburial of Richard III

On Thursday 26 March 2015, the reburial of King Richard III took place at Leicester Cathedral. One year on, the city of Leicester has chosen to mark this historic day with a special programme of commemorative events taking place at the Cathedral, Guildhall, St. Martin’s House and Leicester Market. The programme will include a reflective ceremony celebrated twelve months to the day, with the…
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