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Ninety Years of Grace: the ultimate fairytale princess?

As Royal Central marks the 90th anniversary of the birth of Princess Grace of Monaco, we have a special podcast for you. Deputy Editor, Brittani Barger, explains why Grace is so important in the US while Assistant Editor, Moniek Bloks, looks at Grace’s place in Monaco’s history. And Desk Editor, Lydia Starbuck, asks why one princess could make such a…
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New findings on Queen Victoria and the midwife who delivered her

I first encountered Marian Theodore Charlotte Heidenreich von Siebold back in 2018 when I was researching the birth of the future Queen Victoria, ahead of this year’s bicentenary. Madame Siebold was the skilled German obstetrician who by an extraordinary circumstance, assisted at the births in 1819 of both Princess Victoria and that of her future husband, Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha, a…
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The first American Princess of Monaco

American by birth, hugely popular and credited with helping turn Monaco from a forgotten principality into a European hotspot – but this isn’t the story of Grace Kelly. Almost seven decades before her famous marriage to Prince Rainier III, another US born…
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Princess Haya's website taken offline as trial over custody of her children is set to start

Update: The website is back online as of Tuesday, 12 November. As the court hearings in London are set to begin over the custody of the two children between Princess Haya of Jordan, 45, and Rule of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, 70, today, Princess Haya’s website has been pulled offline. The Princess’s official website, hosted in the UAE, does not load and shows…
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Ninety years of Grace: the romance with Rainier

Having wrapped up filming To Catch a Thief, Grace Kelly, travelled back to the South of France to promote the movie and attend the Cannes Film Festival. Embed from Getty Images As part of her promotional duties, the French magazine, Paris Match arranged for the…
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Princesses of Monaco: Ippolita Trivulzio

Ippolita Trivulzio holds the distinction of being the first woman to hold the title of Princess of Monaco. Today, we are continuing our series by taking a look at the first princess consort in Monaco. Ippolita Trivulzio was born in 1600 in Palazzo Trivulzio, Duchy of…
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King George V and the first Remembrance Day

On this remembrance weekend, Her Majesty The Queen will once again lead the nation at the National Service of Remembrance, held at the Cenotaph in London on Remembrance Sunday. The service, which includes a two-minute silence at 11 am, remembers British and Commonwealth forces, civilian servicemen and women and those from allied nations who have served in every conflict since the First World War…
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