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King George II: A Change from his Father

Last week, I wrote about King George I. Click here to read about his life and reign. A bust of King George II Born George Augustus on 30 October 1683 to the future King George I and Sophia Dorothea of Celle, King George II was the last British Monarch to be born outside…
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Royal Nursery Diary – Week 5: Wide, wide world

Prince George turned one month this week, and the cozy microcosm of his mother’s arms has evolved into a world rich with sounds, colours, smells and textures of all kinds… photo credit: conormcclure via photopin cc Off to Wales we go… Mum and babe have left the heather-blanketed plains and woodlands of the peaceful Bucklebury countryside, with its sheep, deer, and monarch…
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Who is Maud Windsor?

Born on the 15th of August 2013 to Lord and Lady Frederick Windsor, Maud Elizabeth Daphne Marina is the first grandchild of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent, first cousin twice removed of Her Majesty the Queen and now 47th in line to the British throne. Lord Frederick Windsor is the first-born and only son of Prince and Princess Michael of Kent.  He was born at St Mary’s Hospital in London…
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The First King George

In Dublin, a marker stands with King George’s name Although my name prediction for Baby Cambridge was Arthur, I cannot say I was overly shocked that the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge named their new-born son George. Because of his birth, I have started to dig deeper…
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The next generation of Windsors - Part 1

With the recent birth of a future king, the eyes of the world have turned on the British Monarchy. With 3 future kings ready and waiting, people are beginning to wonder: How much change is ahead? In recent months, the senior royals have had their fair share of health issues. Queen Elizabeth was hospitalized for the first time in years with a bout of gastroenteritis; Prince Philip has been in and…
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