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History Rewind: Queen returns after 6 month Commonwealth tour

<![CDATA[Today in 1954, The Queen and the Royal Family returned after a six-month tour of the Commonwealth to a enthusiastic welcome in London. 1953: The Queen in Timaru, a major port in the southern Canterbury region of New Zealand. Crowds gathered on the banks of the River Thames to catch a glimpse of the Royal Yacht Britannia bringing Her Majesty and the Royal family home. Numerous sirens…
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Her Majesty's prime ministers

<![CDATA[Milk cost 2p a pint; meat and sugar were still rationed and the average house price was £1891. The year was 1952 and on the 6th February that year, Princess Elizabeth, daughter of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth, ascended the throne as Queen Elizabeth II. 62…
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Letter from Bonnie Prince Charlie sells for £25,000

<![CDATA[A letter written by Bonnie Prince Charlie to his cousin, King Louis XV of France, asking for his help in overthrowing the British Monarchy, was sold for £25,000 on Wednesday. Prince Charles Edward Stuart, also known as Bonnie Prince Charlie or the ‘Young Pretender’, was the grandson of the Stuart King James II of England, and a claimant to the throne. After James II, a…
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Review of episode one of The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain

<![CDATA[Here at Royal Central, we were delighted to have the chance to interview Historic Royal Palaces’ Chief Curator Dr Lucy Worsley last month about her upcoming television series on the first Georgian Kings of Great Britain. Last night, BBC Four aired the first episode of the series The First Georgians: The German Kings Who Made Britain, which has been produced in light of the 300th…
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Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's first official day in Canberra

<![CDATA[While we retain the Monarch as head of state in Australia it isn’t to often that the Australian Royal Family makes the news here, but local media has been sent into meltdown with the royal tour currently underway in Australia. You can’t turn on a television, read a paper or news website without seeing the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge. Everywhere you go that has had or is…
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