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Duke of Gloucester becomes first royal patron of Trimontium Trust

The Duke of Gloucester has become patron of the Trimontium Trust as the museum it oversees begins a renovation project to be completed next year. “It is a great honour for the Trust to have a patron of such high standing,” said John Reid, the chairman of Trimontium Trust. “Trimontium is one of the most important Roman sites in the UK and His Royal Highness will help us raise awareness…
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Before they were royal: The life of the Duchess of Gloucester

She would go on to live a life of royal duties which led her to be called one of the unsung heroes of the Royal Family, but today we take a look at the life of the Duchess of Gloucester before she married The Queen’s cousin: Prince Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Born Birgitte Eva Henriksen on 20 June 1946 in Odense, Denmark, she is the youngest daughter of Asger Preben Wissing Henriksen, a…
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Behind the Scenes with Birgitte: meet the minimalist royal

Another day, another peek at the rooms the royals usually keep hidden. And it’s almost as if someone asked for an emergency delivery of chic. After seeing inside the somewhat cluttered cloisters of various Windsor residences in the past few weeks, thanks to the wonders of Zoom, the Duchess of Gloucester has injected some cool calm into the dynasty’s decor decisions. Birgitte’s…
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Focus on the 'forgotten' royals: The Duke of Gloucester visits Morocco

He regularly clocks up several hundred engagements a year but the Duke of Gloucester remains one of the more low key members of the Royal Family. His recent visit to Morocco is a case in point. The duke spent several days in the north African country, carrying out a series of cultural and community based visits. And while it may not have grabbed the headlines, it’s an important part of the…
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