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Beatrix, Queen of Heartbreak

When Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands officially abdicates on April 30, she will end a 33-year reign that is viewed as one of the most successful in Dutch history. But it is also marred with personal tragedy. In 2002, Beatrix lost her companion and consort, Prince Claus…
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Elizabeth II, "She Was Born A Queen"

It was the early morning of 21 April 1926, when the surgeon Sir Harry Simpson ended, with great skill, a difficult caesarean section with which it came to light the small girl called Elizabeth. The first doctor’s words were: “She was born a Queen!” They…
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The Royal Artists We Didn't Even Know - 'Royal Paintbox' Astounds

Top marks to the producers of ‘Royal Paintbox’ for capturing such a candid side to the Prince of Wales in explaining his own thoughts on the Royal Family’s artwork and previous generations of the Royal Family. One of the main things that was apparent from the start was Prince Charles’s desire to almost emulate previous generations of royalty in his landscapes. Painting…
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Top 5 Most Beautiful Castles In Britain

There is no doubt that Britain’s history means it has some of the most fantastic residences in the world. We have decided, in a break with ‘strictly royal’ content, we’d provide you all with a list of 5 of the most beautiful castles in England. Hope…
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Queen To Attend Baroness Thatcher's Funeral

Buckingham Palace has confirmed this morning The Queen be in attendance at the funeral of Baroness Thatcher. There was some uncertainty whether Her Majesty would attend, and last night Buckingham Palace had said a decision was awaiting information. It is a precedent as it…
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British Reaction To Baroness Thatcher's Death

Despite Thatcher’s controversial policies and stance, Britain is in mourning for one of its most memorable Prime Ministers. A Tweet from the British Monarchy’s Twitter account said, Her Majesty The Queen The Queen “was sad to hear the news of the death of Baroness Thatcher. HM will be sending a private message of sympathy to the family” The British Flag now flies at…
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Margaret Thatcher, 1925-2013

Along with Her Majesty and many conservatives around the world, I am truly saddened at the passing of Baroness Thatcher. But at the same time, I am forever grateful that she lived and fought. She was my Prime Minister as I grew up in the UK, and was a keen influence on my…
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Baroness Thatcher Has Died

Baroness Thatcher, Britain’s first woman prime minster, has died this morning after suffering a stroke at the age of 87. It was announced by her children in a statement. A statement from Buckingham Palace said: “The Queen was sad to hear the news of the death of…
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5 Things You Didn't Know About British Royal Funerals

1. Planning Ahead Funerals for top members of the Royal Family are already planned ahead. For many years, the funerals for Her Majesty The Queen and His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh have been planned on the occasion they should die. The Queen and the Duke have alway been involved in laying out their own funeral plans. Her Majesty’s funeral plans are codenamed ‘London…
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