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Why do people call the Duchess of Cambridge "Kate"?

Catherine Elizabeth Middleton. Perhaps one of the most famous women in the world. You may know her as the Duchess of Cambridge but chances are you probably refer to her as “Kate.” While her legal name is “Catherine” and that’s how she signs official documents, why has her nickname stayed? One reason some may still call her Kate is because it’s what the…
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The Queen

History Rewind: Her Majesty presides over Manx Millennium

<![CDATA[ On 5 July 1979 The Queen presided over the Isle of Man’s 1000th open-air sitting of Parliament. She was only the second British Monarch to satisfy this duty in person. The last monarch to do so was Her Majesty’s father, King George VI in 1945. Her Majesty is the Lord of Mann as the official usage is applied for traditional and cultural reasons. The title Lord of Mann, though, was…
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William, Kate and Harry set to lose press secretary

<![CDATA[The Communications Secretary to the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry is set to step down later this year to pursue a new career, retraining as a lawyer. Dr Ed Perkins is perhaps most famous for his role in handing the document to the driver to be…

New Findings about Richard III - Remains Reexamined

<![CDATA[Although Shakespeare credited King Richard III with being a hunchback —and thus identified him with an evil creature who could murder his two nephews to gain the throne—new studies are calling this a mistake. Being one of Duchess Cecily Neville’s three sons to live into adulthood, Richard was given the title Duke of Gloucester before he took to the throne after the death of…
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Lucy Worsley's 'Tales from the Royal Wardrobe,' an interview with Royal Central

<![CDATA[Dr Lucy Worsley is Chief Curator at Historic Royal Palaces, English historian, author and TV presenter. Dr Worsley and I recently discussed her upcoming series: 'Tales From the Royal Wardrobe' which will air on BBC Four 7 July, 9pm. Firstly, thank you for once again allowing me the pleasure to discuss another one of your programmes with Royal Central. My pleasure – I’m…
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