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King's speech letter sells for £76,250 at auction

A letter from King George VI to his speech therapist has sold at auction for £76,250. The letter was written at Windsor Castle and was sold with a silver-gilt cigarette case by auctioneers Woolley and Wallis in Salisbury. The newly-crowned king wrote to Lionel Logue, an Australian speech therapist who had been helping him manage his stutter, five days after his coronation, on 17 May to say…
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Season 5 of The Crown won't premiere until 2022

Season five of The Crown won’t premiere on Netflix until 2022 as the series will take a filming break ahead of the final cast changeover. Olivia Colman will conclude her role as Queen Elizabeth II in season four before being replaced by Imelda Staunton for the final two seasons. Helena Bonham Carter will finish up as Princess Margaret, and Lesley Manville will then take over the role…
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Royal Wedding Flowers: Sarah, Duchess of York

The wedding of Prince Andrew and Sarah Ferguson, on July 23rd 1986, was really rather floral indeed. We expect all brides to carry a bouquet but Sarah, unlike many women in recent royal history, chose to wear flowers in her hair, too. As she made her way into Westminster Abbey, this royal bride was surrounded by petals and all of them had special meanings for the brie. Sarah Ferguson packed a…
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Rare public appearance for the Duke of Edinburgh

The Duke of Edinburgh was in good spirits as he carried out a rare engagement. Prince Philip handed over the role of Colonel-in-Chief of the Rifles in a short ceremony at Windsor Castle. Philip, who turned 99 just over a month ago, is passing the position on to the Duchess of Cornwall. Camilla was welcomed as the new Colonel-in-Chief with a brief ceremony at her own home, Highgrove House, over…
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