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The princess from Wales who gave her name to Europe's newest royal

<![CDATA[Europe's newest royal, Princess Leonore Lilian Maria of Sweden, Duchess of Gotland, shares her first name with one of Sweden's most famous monarchs. While Ulrike Eleonora, queen regnant and queen consort of the country in the 18th century, is quite possibly the inspiration for the first name chosen by Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill for their daughter, there is…
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BBC Scotland Culture Show features lost portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie

<![CDATA[The BBC Culture Show Special The Lost Portrait of Bonnie Prince Charlie, which aired Saturday 22nd February, featured the discovery of the long-lost portrait of Prince Charles Edward Stuart, which has long been considered one of the greatest mysteries of British Royal art. Prince Charles, more commonly known as ‘Bonnie Prince Charlie’ or the ‘Young Pretender&#8217…
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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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Preview of ‘Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History’

<![CDATA[ In the new Channel 5 series Henry and Anne: The Lovers Who Changed History historian Dr Suzannah Lipscomb delves into the world of possibly the most fascinating and contested royal relationship that our monarchy has ever seen – this being the courtship of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. In this two-part series, Dr Lipscomb will explore how this King fell so fiercely in love with a lady…
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The Story of the Peerage: Peers and Parliament

<![CDATA[In 1999, history was made when an bill was passed through Parliament which abolished the right of hereditary peers to sit in the House of Lords and contribute to the law making process. Almost 15 years on and whilst there is still a push to completely reform the House of Lords, it remains the home of peers – mostly life peers – though still some hereditary. For centuries…
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