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Looking back at the wedding of George V and Queen Mary

On 6 July 1893, another royal wedding was celebrated at the Chapel Royal, St. James’s Palace, between Prince George of Wales – created Duke of York in 1892 – and Princess Mary of Teck, the future George V and Queen Mary. Princess Mary of Teck had been betrothed in December 1891 to Prince Albert Victor, Duke of Clarence and Avondale, eldest son of the Prince and Princess of Wales, who had…
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Royal Pictures from History: Queen Victoria and three generations of kings

Some photos tell their own story and take their own place in history as a result. While we are inundated with images of royalty, some pictures stand out as a snapshot of a moment that has its own resonance. In this occasional series, Royal Central looks at some of the best known images of royal life and the story behind them. And this time, it’s a close up on a very famous christening…
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The Royal Tours of Canada

Anticipation of the Cambridge’s upcoming tour to Canada is building up as we wait for Kensington Palace to officially announce the dates. This certainly is not the first Royal Tour to Canada and won’t even be the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s first…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at George V

George V was born George Frederick Ernest Albert to the Prince and Princess of Wales, the future King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra, on 3 June 1865. He was their second child, their first being Prince Albert Victor. When George was twelve, he and his brother were sent to…