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Interview: What was it like to attend a party at Buckingham Palace?

<![CDATA[A few weeks ago, The Brownies celebrated their 100th birthday with a party at Buckingham Palace. The Countess of Wessex and daughter Lady Louise attended the celebration and one Brownie from Newport has spoken to me about her time at The Palace. Millie Leadley is 9 years old and went to the party with her mother, Alexandra. Here is what they had to say about their Royal…
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William, Kate and Harry set to lose press secretary

<![CDATA[The Communications Secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is set to step down later this year to pursue a new career, retraining as a lawyer. Dr Ed Perkins is perhaps most famous for his role in handing the document to the driver to be taken to Buckingham Palace after the birth of Prince George last year and has worked at the Kensington Palace press office…
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Felix and Claire of Luxembourg: Europe's other young royal couple

<![CDATA[On June 15th, Princess Amalia Gabriela Maria Theresa of Nassau was born to Prince Felix and Princess Claire of Luxembourg. She is third in line to the throne of Luxembourg. The little princess’s birth came nine months after her parents’s wedding at a historic French basilica in the south of France. While most people know of Prince William and Kate’s wedding as the 21st century…
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How popular are Europe's Monarchies?

<![CDATA[The British Monarchy has enjoyed a very high percentage of support for many decades now almost without interruption, with the latest polls putting support for the Monarchy between 70% and 80% and republicanism never rising above 20%, the British Monarchy is one…
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Queen Victoria's Pious Granddaughter

<![CDATA[Of the thousands who pass by the West Door of Westminster Abbey each day, few raise their heads to notice the effigy of a middle-aged nun, and, of those who do, perhaps even fewer are aware that this remarkable woman was once renowned as ‘the most beautiful…
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History Rewind: The Death of William IV and Victoria becomes Queen

<![CDATA[ King William IV had one dying wish and that was to see the anniversary of Waterloo on 18 June. Two days later on 20 June 1837, The King died around two in the morning at Windsor Castle. William IV was 71 when he died. It has been noted that he drank more than a bottle of sherry daily which did not help his health issues. By living until June 1837 he did reach his second goal of…
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