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A Calendar of Kings: February

Our royal history is filled with major moments and those attached to the monarchs and consorts whose names are all too familiar take on a significance all of their own. Each month, at Royal Central, we’re taking a look at the monarchical milestones that pepper the past and as the year winds on, here is a Calendar of Kings for February. To Crown a King February is rather light on kingly birthdays…
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Westminster Abbey's Royal Brides: The Middle Ages

This month, Westminster Abbey became a royal wedding venue for the first time in centuries when Princess Patricia of Connaught married there. She was the church’s first royal bride in over 500 years. As the centenary of her wedding approaches, Royal Central is looking…
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Returning to England with Victoria

The Duke of Kent was determined that his unborn child – history’s Queen Victoria – should not be born outside of Britain, to assure its right to succeed to the throne in the British mind. As a true Hanoverian, he was the fourth son of George III, the King who famously ‘glor[ied] in the name of Britain’. Clearly, it was a step forward from the reign of George I, who knew only faulty…
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Queen Anne turns Olivia Colman into an Oscars favourite

Queen Anne has won a right royal accolade for one of Britain’s favourite actresses. Olivia Colman, who plays the last Stuart monarch in the critically acclaimed film ‘The Favourite’, has been nominated for an Oscar for her portrayal. The star, who scooped a Golden Globe earlier this month for her performance as Queen Anne, is up for Best Actress at the Academy Awards where she will go head…
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Cleopatra's grave reportedly finally located

Historians in Egypt believe that the tomb of Cleopatra and Mark Antony will be “uncovered soon” as archaeologists believe they have finally discovered the long-long tomb close to Alexandria, Egypt. Cleopatra and her husband, Mark Antony are believed to have been…
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The Lost Prince's Photo Album

On January 18th 1919, the ringing of a telephone in Buckingham Palace signalled a tragedy for the Royal Family. The call brought news of the death of Prince John, youngest son of King George V and Queen Mary, who had passed away in his sleep at the age of 13. John had been epileptic for most of his short life and had died following a massive seizure. He was buried soon afterwards, his grave marked…
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