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The Dukes of Kent & Gloucester could be the reason why Edward & Sophie have not been made Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh

Almost 24 years ago in 1999, Queen Elizabeth II, Prince Philip and the then Prince Charles agreed that one day, Prince Edward and Sophie would become the Duke & Duchess of Edinburgh. The announcement was made on the couple’s wedding day in June 1999, with Prince Edward one day destined to become Duke of Edinburgh. However, movement appears to have stalled following the accession of…
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Why Will Pope Benedict XVI Be Buried In Three Coffins?

In February 2013, Pope Benedict XVI became the first pope in 600 years to abdicate. Since that time he had been living in Vatican City as Pope Emeritus.  On December 31, 2022 Pope Benedict died at the age of 95.  Though he was no longer “the Pope,”  he was a Pope Emeritus. Therefore, his funeral will follow the same guidelines for an active Pope as laid out in the “Funeral Rites of the…
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The consorts of Europe in 2023

As 2023 gets under way, special anniversaries loom for several of Europe’s consorts. Two will mark a decade as queens of their country while another has a special royal celebration ahead of her. As a new year begins, we look at Europe’s current consorts. Queen…
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The royals who rule Europe in 2023

for the first time in decades, the royal landscape of Europe looks somewhat different as the New Year gets under way. Queen Elizabeth II was the longest reigning Monarch and the oldest for many years but now, all that has changed. As 2023 begins, this is how Europe is…
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As 2023 begins, a royal record beckons for King Charles III

As Charles III begins a New Year, a milestone is beckoning in the summer months of 2023. For in August this year, His Majesty’s reign will overtake that of a king with a famously truncated rule. And that milestone will take him one step further away from having one of the shortest reigns in British history. As of January 1st 2023, His Majesty has reigned for 125 days. That places him…
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THE ROYAL 2022 IN PHOTOS: December

Royalty around the world are among the most photographed people and every image tells part of their story. As 2022 came to a conclusion, there were some big firsts caught on camera while the year ended as it had begun, around the throne of a Jubilee queen. A future queen makes an important debut © Ministerie van Defensie In December 2022, the Dutch royal family confirmed that the heir to…
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