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The royals who have ruled Greenland

At least we now know what’s likely to form dinner conversation when Queen Margrethe of Denmark hosts President Donald Trump on a State Visit at the start of September. It’s been reported that the US leader has explored the possibility of buying Greenland which is ruled by Margrethe. He’s been told no and, let’s face it, Daisy is one tough lady so personal negotiations won’t come to…
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Louisa, the British-born Queen of Denmark

Louisa, fifth and youngest daughter of George II and Queen Caroline, was Queen of Denmark and Norway from 1746 until her premature death five years later, in Copenhagen in 1751. Today in Great Britain, Louisa is a virtually forgotten figure – overshadowed by her mother, the brilliant Queen Caroline, a woman of high culture, sophistication and outstanding intellect, rightly recognised now as…
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Snow and Royalty

Snow has provided enjoyment for countless generations of children and adults alike; royalty, of course, is no exception to this time-honoured rule. English monarchs have wintered at Windsor since the twelfth century. Windsor Castle was the preferred royal residence in whichto spend Christmas for Queen Victoria during Prince Albert’s lifetime, Osborne House being chosen on occasion only…
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A look at the Royal Palace of La Almudaina

The Royal Palace of La Almudaina (or in Spanish, Palacio Real de La Almudaina) is located in Palma, Mallorca (or Majorca) in the Balearic Islands and serves as the official summer residence of the Spanish monarch and other members of the Spanish Royal Family (even though…
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The Royal Closet at St George's Chapel, Windsor

At St George’s Chapel, Windsor is a remarkable Oriel Window which has a fascinating history of its own and a unique connection with royal weddings. The high, wooden Oriel Window on the north side of the altar was added in the 1510s when Henry VIII made the Edward IV Chantry into a royal pew for the use of his first queen, Catherine of Aragon, who watched Garter ceremonies in the Quire…
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