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Granny Knows Best: The grandparents of Harald V

King Harald V is the third king of modern Norway. He is the only son of King Olav V and Crown Princess Märtha (born a Princess of Sweden). This is the story of his four grandparents. They consist of the first king of modern Norway, an English princess, a Swedish prince and a Danish princess. His paternal grandfather and his maternal grandmother were brother and sister. Haakon VII, King of…
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Celebrating the work of a royal winning more recognition: Sophie, The Countess of Wessex

Much of the work carried out by some members of the royal family can go unnoticed by the public. Whilst royal dramas generate bigger headlines, perhaps it is time to turn our attention to the important work being carried out by the Countess of Wessex. This year, there has been a growing recognition of the work done by Sophie who works tirelessly behind-the-scenes and has become patron for…
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Princess Beatrice's wedding dress to go on show

The vintage Norman Hartnell gown that became one of the most unusual wedding picks of brides of the House of Windsor is to go on display. The outfit, worn by Princess Beatrice for her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in July 2020, will be shown at Windsor Castle this autumn. Beatrice’s wedding gown was designed by Norman Hartnell for the Queen and was worn by Her Majesty on several…
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The Queen's Rival: an interview with author Anne O'Brien about her new novel about Cecily Neville

Cecily Neville came close to being Queen of England, saw two sons and a grandson become kings and ultimately witnessed her granddaughter help end the Wars of the Roses and begin a royal dynasty of unrivalled influence. Yet, she has been a sometimes obscure figure and while the tales of Tudor women have been told in a string of high profile novels in recent years, Cecily has often been a bit part…
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