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Kings, Queens and Olympic dreams

<![CDATA[The Sochi Winter Olympics gave us plenty of glimpses of royal spectators but no royal competitors.  But past Games, both winter and summer, have seen their fair share of kings and queens going for gold with some achieving it.  Being royal at the Olympics doesn't mean you have to stay in the stands. Plenty of Europe’s royals have attempted to scale the heights at the…
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Commonwealth eases ban on Fiji

<![CDATA[The Fijian flag that still includes the Union Jack is once again flying at the Commonwealth Secretariat gardens in London following an announcement from the Commonwealth Ministerial Action Group which decided to ease but not lift the current ban on Fiji's…
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Preview of episode one of ‘The Plantagenets’

<![CDATA[ In this new BBC Two three-part documentary series, Professor Robert Bartlett reveals the dramatic stories behind England’s longest ruling dynasty, the Plantagenets. In the first episode, The Devil’s Brood, Professor Bartlett begins his investigation into this complex dynasty by looking at the reign of the peripatetic King, Henry II. Henry inherited his lands on the Continent from…
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Top 10 bizarre traditions of the British Monarchy

<![CDATA[Tradition is key to both the Monarchy and the country it is present in. It offers continuity, spectacle and a chance for structured national reflection – it is also the source of some of the most fascinating facts and as you'll see in this article, Military Ravens The Tower of London is one of the most famous places in the United Kingdom. It is also home to some of the most…
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The Story of the Peerage: Into the Future

<![CDATA[The peerage is and does not claim to be a modern institution. As the aristocracy which once dominated Parliament, gradually moves towards disestablishment from British politics, we will be waving goodbye to one of Britain's most illustrious and unique…
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Princess Madeleine of Sweden gives birth to a baby girl

<![CDATA[Princess Madeleine of Sweden and her husband Chris O'Neill have welcomed their first child. The princess gave birth to a baby girl on Thursday in New York, the Swedish Court has confirmed. “The Office of the Marshal of the Realm is delighted to announced that H.R.H Princess Madeleine gave birth to a daughter on February 20, 2014 at 10.41pm local time New York,” a…
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