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Why is Kenya so important to the royals?

There are hundreds of countries, states and territories which have been visited by members of the Royal Family, but there are few which hold a special and long-lasting place in their hearts. Kenya is one country which has acted as a polaroid for key royal events for several years and is, therefore, remembered fondly. The most memorable link between the royals and Kenya is that it is where…
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September's most memorable royal moments

As we begin another month, Royal Central takes a look at some of September’s most memorable royal moments: 1 September 1878: On this day in 1878, Princess Alexandra of Saxe Coburg and Gotha was born in Germany to Prince Alfred, Duke of Saxe Coburg and Gotha and Grand Duchess Maria Alexandrovna of Russia. The Princess went on to have three children with her husband Ernst II and died in…
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August's most memorable royal moments

It might be the height of summer but August has plenty of royal history within its 31 days. From birthdays to wedding anniversaries to coronations, here are some of the most famous royal August anniversaries. August 4, 1981 On this day in 1981 Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex was born in Los Angeles, California to Doria Ragland and Thomas Markle. Embed from Getty Images Meghan…
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Lady Jane Grey - The Nine Days Queen

Lady Jane Grey, or Lady Jane Dudley, was proclaimed Queen on this day in 1553. She has been commonly referred to as The Nine Days Queen. She was the great-granddaughter of Henry VII through his daughter Mary, Queen of France. From 10 July to the 19 July, she was the de facto…

A little known painting of Russia's last Tsarina?

A chance listing on the Public Catalogue Foundation Art UK, for an oil on canvas painting (35.8 x 30.7 cm) said to be of Russia’s last Empress, Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna, when she was Princess Alix of Hesse (1872-1918) led me to investigate this extraordinary artwork further. Because in the many years I had researched on Princess Alix, I had never seen anything like it. It does not resemble…
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