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Prince Nicholas christened in Sweden

Prince Nicolas of Sweden was christened today in an intimate ceremony attended by the Swedish Royal Family. The baby prince, the second child of Princess Madeleine and Chris O’Neill, was baptized at the Drottngingholm Palace Church in Stockholm and afterwards his maternal grandparents, King Carl XVI Gustaf and Queen Silvia, hosted a reception for guests. Nicolas Paul Gustaf, who was born on June…
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Mary of Waltham, the tragic teenage royal bride

On this day, in 1344, a little girl was born to a famous king and queen. She entered the expected role of a royal daughter from birth as her future husband, an important political ally, was already living in the regal nursery she would call home. This royal baby spent her…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at William III and Mary II

William III and Mary II are an odd couple in British royal history. They are our only joint sovereigns, so far, and they swept to power in a series of events that were romantically named the ‘Glorious Revolution’. The deal they did with parliament to make themselves monarchs altered the way the crown could be inherited for centuries. The couple set up two of London’s most famous…
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The English Queens of France

Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married King Louis XII of France on October 9th 1514 On this day, 501 years ago, Mary Tudor, sister of Henry VIII, married the French king, Louis XII.  The spectacular ceremony in Abbeville in Northern France transformed Mary into the…
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New Labour leader, Jeremy Corbyn, to miss Privy Council meeting with The Queen

The new Leader of the Opposition, Jeremy Corbyn, will not be at the meeting of the Privy Council today – it would have been his first opportunity to take up membership of the body. The Labour leader has said he is too busy to attend today’s meeting of the council because of prior engagements. Jeremy Corbyn will not attend today’s Privy Council meeting Mr Corbyn, a republican…
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Mysterious Mary, the queen's daughter

Within the walls of one of England’s most picturesque castles, a queen gave birth to her only child and set in motion a chain of events that would become one of Tudor England’s most intriguing mysteries. The birth had been much anticipated and much talked…
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The Duke of Cambridge explains why his wildlife campaign is so personal to him

The Duke of Cambridge has made an impassioned plea for a coalition of politicians to tackle the illegal wildlife trade. And he has shown just how personal the issue is to him by explaining why his fight to preserve endangered species is linked to the world he wants Prince George and Princess Charlotte to grow up in. The Duke of Cambridge has written an opinion piece for the Financial Times…
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