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Meghan's Royal Patronages: Smart Works

One of the four new patronages announced by the Duchess of Sussex at the start of 2019 is Smart Works, an organisation which supports women into work. It was set up in 2013 with the aim of providing long term unemployed women with the tools they need to get the job they want. That includes interview training and support so that they have the confidence they require when they go for a job. The…
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Meghan's Royal Patronages: Mayhew

Among the four new patronages announced by the Duchess of Sussex as 2019 gets under way is the animal welfare charity, Mayhew. The organisation is focused on supporting cats, dogs and the communities they live in. Mayhew was set up in 1886 and since then has spearheaded…
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Olivia Colman's royal role scoops a Golden Globe

Olivia Colman has won one of biggest acting prizes in Hollywood for her portrayal of Queen Anne. She took home the Golden Globe for Best Actress (Comedy or Musical) for her part in ‘The Favourite’ at the awards ceremony. The Globes are the first big film and TV prizes of the Hollywood season with a whole host of big names taking to the red carpet to get awards season started. Other…
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The queen most likely to grab a Golden Globe

This weekend, Olivia Colman is up for Best Actress at the Golden Globes for her portrayal of Queen Anne in ‘The Favourite’, the first time anyone has been nominated for playing the last Stuart monarch. Anne, who ruled between 1702 and 1714, hasn’t found favour with…
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A Calendar of Queens: January

The royal past is peppered with milestones, those major moments that take on an importance all of their own, and Britain’s queens have provided plenty of history worth talking about. From the reigns that started to the rules that came to an end, from the happy arrivals…
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A Calendar of Kings: January

Each monarch leaves their mark, placing their personality on the fabric of history. And charting those footprints tells a story all of its own. From births to weddings, coronations to the passing of power, the major moments in a monarch’s life have an impact far beyond palace walls. Here, we look at the stand out kingly events that fell in the first month of the year. A Calendar of Kings…
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The York Family's Royal Year in Review

January To kick off the year, The Duke of York opened up Millbank Academy Library in London. Before opening the library, Andrew met headteacher and students to talk about the new addition to their school. By the end of the month, the world would find out that Princess…
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The ten most read articles on Royal Central in 2018

10. The Duke of Edinburgh’s 100th birthday to be marked with a solar eclipse The Duke of Edinburgh will share his 100th birthday with a solar eclipse which will be visible across most of Britain. PHOTO CREDITS: CHARLIE PROCTOR & ORDNANCE SURVEY VIA FLICKR CC In what…
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In Memoriam: Remembering those who died in 2018

Many friends and relatives of the Royal Family have died this year, as well as royals from across Europe and the world. Here we remember some of those who passed away in 2018. Torben Eskerod Prince Henrik of Denmark In February, Prince Henrik of Denmark died at the age of 83 after recently being diagnosed with dementia. Prince Henrik was the husband of Queen Margrethe and father to Crown Prince…
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