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The service never ends: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh

<![CDATA[It could be argued that The Royal Navy was the main driving force behind the British Empire becoming a dominant world presence since its expansion in the 16th century. The Navy is the oldest of the British Armed Services and was the largest and most powerful from the 18th century until the middle of the 20th century. With its fabled history, it is no surprise that the Royal Navy is a…
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Insight

Will Camilla actually be Princess Consort?

<![CDATA[At the beginning of the year, I wrote a blogcalled ‘why Camilla must become our Queen‘. Since its publication, the article became the site’s single most discussed article,receiving over several hundred comments with varying views and…
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History Rewind: The Battle of Bosworth

<![CDATA[The Battle of Bosworth, which was fought on 22nd August 1485, is one of England’s defining battles as it resulted in the end of Richard III’s reign and led to Henry Tudor becoming King Henry VII. This marked the beginning of the infamous Tudor dynasty. Henry Tudor had a claim to Richard’s throne, however it wasn’t particularly strong as it came from John of…
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Interviews

Interview: etiquette with The Royal Butler

<![CDATA[Ever wondered which way to take your afternoon tea? Or what the rules at the dinner table are? Fear not! I have had the chance to speak to The Prince of Wales's former butler, Grant Harrold, to ask all these burning questions and find out a little more about…
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History Rewind: The Birth of the "Sailor King", William IV

<![CDATA[Today in 1765 King William IV was born in Buckingham Palace. So often looked over by historians and royalists alike, William IV lived an extraordinary life that covered war, peace, rebellion and personal triumph. He is perhaps best known for being the oldest person to come to the throne (aged 64) and for his fierce protection of the young Princess Victoria, who was to be his…
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A brief history of heraldry

<![CDATA[ Perhaps one of the most enduring aspects of Medieval England is heraldry. Though it originated in the 12th century, coats of arms and other forms of heraldry continue to be used even today, be it by religious and educational institutions, by countries, and, most…
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The women behind the Crown: Influential Queen Mothers – Katherine of Aragon

<![CDATA[“She could quite easily take the field, muster a great army, and wage against me a war as fierce as any her mother Isabella ever wages in Spain”. – Henry VIII Some readers may question why I have decided to include Katherine of Aragon in this blog series on prominent Queen Mothers, possibly because she never actually lived to see her only-surviving child, Mary, ascend to the…
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