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Sibling rivalry between George and Charlotte? The Duke of Cambridge reveals how he handles it

Royal or not, siblings are going to have arguments and rivalries. It is part of growing up, and Prince George, 6, and Princess Charlotte, 4, are no different. The Duke of Cambridge enjoys going out in the yard to play football with his two elder children, and he shared some insight into what the rivalry is like between George and Charlotte when talking to 14-year-old Olivia Hancock at a tea…
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Finding Queen Maud in Oslo

This year, it is 150 years since Norway’s Queen Maud was born. This is marked by Royal Central with several articles where we look at the life of the British princess who married a Danish prince and ended up as a Norwegian queen. In Oslo today, the city that Maud once…
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The lost tiara of Queen Maud

This year, it is 150 years since the Norwegian Queen Maud was born in London. Much has been written about the queen who was elected to be monarch together with her husband as a new Norwegian royal couple in an independent Norway in 1905. When Queen Maud came to Norway, she…
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Queen Victoria and her father, the Duke of Kent

It might be argued that the lack of a father in the life of the future Queen Victoria was the singular most important influence on her emotional life. It is surely significant that she referred to those men she regarded as fathers of sorts, in correspondingly filial language, such as her beloved uncle Leopold, King of the Belgians, as “il mio secondo padre”, [a second father to me] or rather…
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Prince Andrew: the end of the royal road?

As the Duke of York announces he is stepping back from public life for the ”forseeable future”, Royal Central brings you a special podcast looking at the crisis that led to Prince Andrew moving away from his public role. Join Brittani Barger, Moniek Bloks and Lydia Starbuck for this discussion on the BBC Newsnight interview that caused so much controversy. Royal Central looks at the…
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The Wedding of Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip

On the morning of Thursday, 20 November 1947, thousands lined the streets of London along the processional route between Buckingham Palace and Westminster Abbey; crowds thronged down the Mall, pressing against the Palace gates. Millions listened to the radio broadcast that was made. Post-war Britain took an enormous interest in the royal wedding and many thousands watched the film of the event…
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