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Mary, Queen of Scots' hiding place could become a wedding venue

She is among the most romantic of all royals and now the tranquil spot where she tried to escape her dramatic fate could be part of modern love stories. The castle where Mary, Queen of Scots hid in an attempt to evade capture and begin a new quest for power could become a wedding venue. Workington Hall in Cumbria became the queen’s refuge in 1568 as she fled from Scotland. Mary had been…
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The royals who have ruled Greenland

At least we now know what’s likely to form dinner conversation when Queen Margrethe of Denmark hosts President Donald Trump on a State Visit at the start of September. It’s been reported that the US leader has explored the possibility of buying Greenland which is ruled…
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The Illegitimate Royals: Royal Central's new summer series

They’ve claimed crowns, founded dynasties and shaped royal history but much of it has been done against the odds. For those born outside of royal marriage were often seen as also rans until they stormed the castles their parents called home. For centuries, royal families have relied on legitimate heirs. In centuries past, when being born outside of wedlock was frowned on and led to shaming…
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Book Review: The Race to Save the Romanov's by Helen Rappaport

As the last Emperor of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II’s twenty-three-year reign came to an abrupt end when he abdicated on 15 March 1917. Those tumultuous years of his reign were defined by the Russo-Japanese War that saw the annihilation of the Russian Baltic Fleet, Bloody Sunday and an estimated 3.3 million Russians die during World War I. The relatives of Nicholas’s extended family tree insisted…
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History's Royal Kates: Katherine of Valois

For a woman who founded one of the most famous royal dynasties in British history, she is surpisingly enigmatic. Katherine of Valois was the first Kate to be Queen of England and yet much of the modern imagining of her comes from her fleeting appearance in the works of…
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Convertible Audi belonging to the late Diana, Princess of Wales to be auctioned for £62,000

The family car, which was used by Diana, Princess of Wales’ to ferry a young Prince William and Harry around, has been put up for sale at £62,000 after it failed to sell at auction last year. Diana, Princess of Wales’ was the owner of the vehicle in 1994, after her divorce from Prince Charles, and racked up around 4,000 miles in it before she returned it in July the same year. But…
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