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Royal History Mystery: Did Princess Louise have children?

Princess Louise, the sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert, holds an interesting spot in history. She supported higher education for women and feminist causes and was closely involved in the arts – not at all common for a Victorian princess. In opposition to her siblings, her mother wanted her to marry a British suitor rather than a foreign one. Louise married the…
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The christening of Queen Victoria

Unlike the christenings of Queen Victoria’s children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren, the christening of the future Queen is an event about which far less is known. It was not the subject of a painting, nor was much written about it as the ceremony itself was a…
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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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