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What ever happened to the 1969 film 'Royal Family'?

It has been 50 years since the famous documentary ‘Royal Family’ was shown on British TV screens for the first time, at the time this documentary really was the most talked about thing; not necessarily because of its content, but the plain fact that such a documentary was broadcast. The chances are, unless you’re a really attentive royalist, you’ve never even heard of the documentary, and…
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The Royal Family celebrates a new beginning

It’s the first day of spring today and the Royal Family has taken to social media to celebrate the blooming of a brand new season. This fresh chapter in the year’s story has been told online by the Windsors with photos of Buckingham Palace bursting into life. As the sun tried to peek through the grey clouds, the official Twitter and Instagram accounts of the Royal Family shared images…
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Foundling Hospital: Royal Support that goes back centuries

As we look at the marvellous monies raised by Comic Relief, and the other support that the Arts give to charity we may think that this is a modern phenomenon – not so and the Foundling Hospital now known as Coram is an excellent example. When the Duchess of Cambridge makes a visit this week, she is continuing a royal association with the charity that goes back to King George II and one of the…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: the Kent brides

Lady Gabriella Windsor marries Thomas Kingston in May this year, becoming the latest in the current crop of royal brides. And as with all weddings with a regal hint, interest is already building over every aspect of the bridal party. From dress to tiara, what Ella (as her…
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Why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate St. Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick’s Day, royal watchers can look forward to an event dating back over a century as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carry on a regal tradition and attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. As Colonel of the Irish Guards, one of the five regiments of the Foot Guards, the Duke of Cambridge attends the annual event to present sprigs of shamrock to the…
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