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Prince Albert, the Royal Skater

This year marks the bicentenary of not only the birth of Queen Victoria but also of her husband, Prince Albert. Prince Albert, Queen Victoria’s beloved consort, was an eager skater who loved winter sports as part of enduring royal pleasure. Not only did he drive the Queen’s sledge when the royal couple were visiting Brighton during a sudden snowfall, but he also enjoyed charming activities…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: King Philippe and Queen Mathilde of the Belgians

It was the last major royal wedding of the 20th century and it began a new chapter in a royal story that would lead to a throne. On December 4th 1999, the then heir to the Belgian throne, Philippe, married Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz before a host of regal guests. The couple became King and Queen of the Belgians in 2013. On the twentieth anniversary of their marriage, Royal Central…
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Royal style roundup: November 2019

Kristin Contino, Chief Reporter: I chose just one outfit this month: the Duchess of Cambridge in a new black lace Alexander McQueen gown for the Royal Variety Performance. The Duke of Cambridge is presented with our 2019 programme & The Duchess of Cambridge receiving our winter garden posy of flowers including foliage from Brinsworth House garden, the care home supported by the Royal…
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Queen Victoria's last Christmas

Queen Victoria spent her last Christmas at Osborne in 1900. It was forty years exactly since Prince Albert had celebrated his final Christmas in 1860 at Windsor, the setting for so many happy family festivities in the past. Prince Albert did not live to see Christmas 1861…
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Review: The Faith of Queen Elizabeth

Just in time for Christmas, The Faith of Queen Elizabeth, the Poise, Grace, and Quiet Strength Behind the Crown by Dudley Delffs will be released on 3 December. As a woman of faith myself, this was a book I was looking forward to reading, and I was very lucky to get an…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Queen Maud and King Haakon of Norway

This month marks the 150th anniversary of the birth of Queen Maud of Norway. There British royal became a queen in 1905 but her path to a throne began nine years earlier when she married her cousin in a very Victorian wedding. However, the seemingly run of the mill royal union that began that day would transform the lives of two royals and one monarchy. Here, Royal Central looks back at the…
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