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Countess of Wessex visits Qatar as part of World Sight Day

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Queen gives Mappin & Webb royal seal of approval

Mappin & Webb has long been associated with timeless elegance and beautiful craftsmanship. In 1775, at the age of 18, Jonathan Mappin started a small cutlery workshop in Sheffield. Within a year the first Mappin hallmark was recorded at the assay office and in 1780 Jonathan Mappin was given the Freedom of the Cutlers Company. Mappin & Webb on Regent Street in London (2011) Jonathan…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at Edward VIII

Edward in childhood The Duke of Windsor was born to be king. He was called by destiny to the highest position in the State. As the eldest son of the eldest surviving son of the heir-apparent, he was in direct line of succession. His entire early life, every aspect of his education and training, was directed towards equipping him to undertake the massive responsibility that was destined to be…
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Queen Elizabeth and Queen Victoria - then and now

Many of us have been watching the myriad of posts regarding Queen Elizabeth being set to exceed Queen Victoria as Britain’s longest reigning monarch on Wednesday, 9th September. The Queen pictured here in 2012 when she visited The Bank of England. By the Numbers To start at the beginning of their respective reigns, Queen Victoria acceded to the throne at the tender age of 18. She had been born…
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