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The Windsor Titles - Duke of Sussex

Dukedoms have been bestowed on royal males for hundreds of years, and each title carries with it a history of some description. The most recent dukedom to be bestowed by HM Queen Elizabeth was that of the Duke of Sussex – a title given to Prince Harry on the occasion of his marriage to Meghan Markle, in May 2018. Prince Harry is only the second royal male to hold the title, and Meghan is the…
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Burnt down Brazilian imperial palace to be rebuilt

The Brazilian Imperial Palace in Rio de Janeiro which burnt down last year is to be rebuilt, with the first stage of construction already beginning. The Palace of Saint Christopher, also called Palácio Imperial de São Cristóvão, served as residence to the Portuguese Royal Family and later to the Brazilian Imperial Family until 1889, when the country became a republic through a coup…
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'Dear Uncle King': George IV and Princess Victoria

With the forthcoming exhibition of the Royal Collection George IV: Art & Spectacle set to open later this year, I want to take a brief look at the relationship between the future Queen Victoria and her paternal uncle, the Prince Regent, later George IV. The Duke of Kent was deeply concerned that his unborn child should be born on British soil, so that its right to succeed would not be…
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Why the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge celebrate St. Patrick's Day

On St. Patrick’s Day, royal watchers can look forward to an event dating back over a century as the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge carry on a regal tradition and attend the St. Patrick’s Day Parade for the 1st Battalion Irish Guards. As Colonel of the Irish Guards, one of the five regiments of the Foot Guards, the Duke of Cambridge attends the annual event to present sprigs of shamrock to the…
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