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The monarch's role in Spain

Spain’s general election has seen the conservatives win most votes but not a majority and now negotiations begin as several parties vie to form a government. What is the role of Spain’s king, Felipe VI, in this situation? Maddalena Mastrostefano investigates for Royal Central. The Spanish monarchy was restored in 1975, following almost 40 years of dictatorship under General…
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Prince George's first decade in photos

Many remember where they were on 22 July 2013 when they heard the Prince and Princess of Wales, then the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, welcomed their first child and the future king of Britain – Prince George. Embed from Getty Images Born Prince George Alexander Louis, the eldest child of the Waleses and the eldest grandchild of King Charles III was born at St Mary’s Hospital in…
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Charlotte of Wales, the queen Britain missed

Princess Charlotte of Wales was the queen that Britain never had, and easily the most popular member of the Royal Family during her lifetime. When she died in childbirth aged just 21, she was deeply mourned by the British public, yet her story is so often consigned to a…
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Why a popular king was declared unfit to rule by his government - for just one day

This year marks thirty years since King Baudouin of Belgium unexpectedly died while on holiday in Spain. He was one of the most popular kings Belgium ever had. Even now, three decades on, his memory is treasured. His nephew, King Philippe, paid an emotional tribute to him as he gave a speech to mark the tenth anniversary of his own rule. King Baudouin reigned from 1951 until his death in 1993.
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King Edward VIII or King Edward XI - are we numbering Britain's kings correctly?

How many kings called Edward have there been? If you think you know the answer, this special feature by Liam Foley might make you think again. One aspect of the evolution of monarchy that I find interesting is the development of Ordinal numbers, or regnal numbers, and also called post-nominal numbers used to differentiate between monarchs of the same name within the same territory. In the…
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