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Damaged statue of King Louis XVI in USA attracts royal attention

The current situation in the United States, where President Trump has said he will authorise the military to enter towns and cities unless growing civil unrest comes to an end, has drawn attention around the world. In these circumstances, it is perhaps not unsurprising to hear members of royal families share their opinions. The protests began following the death of George Floyd on May 25th…
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Sarah, Duchess of York's poignant message to Princess Beatrice on her missed wedding day

Sarah, Duchess of York has posted a special tribute to her elder daughter on what should have been one of the biggest days of her life. The proud mother had told Princess Beatrice of the joy she brings her on the day she was meant to get married. Sarah posted the message to Beatrice on her official Instagram page. Sharing a family photo of the princess as a youngster, the Duchess wrote…
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The Bavarian King of Northern Europe

When little Prince Christopher was born in Bavaria in 1416 as the son of a German Count, he hardly thought he would become king of three European nations. Yet that was exactly what he became. Christopher was born as a member of the house of Wittelsbach. He grew up in the safety of the Bavarian royal court and in his teens he served under the German Emperor. He must have been a very…
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King George VI's Winnipeg Speech

King George VI and Queen Elizabeth undertook a month-long tour of Canada in May and June of 1939, visiting every province, the Dominion of Newfoundland, and they also spent a few days in the United States. The tour was more ambitious than any of the previous Canadian tours.
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Queen Letizia of Spain

Soft, striking and above all, symbolic. The wedding bouquet carried by the future Queen of Spain, Letizia Ortiz, at her royal wedding on May 22nd 2004 was filled with significance. From personal touches to nods to one of the oldest ruling dynasties in Europe, Letizia filled her posy with meaning. At the heart of her cascading bouquet were the iris and the lily, closely associated with the House…
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