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The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge mark World Mental Health Day

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge marked World Mental Health Day today by visiting a project in Harrow run by the mental health charity, Mind. William and Kate spent several hours meeting young people affected by mental health issues and hearing about how they have gone on to use their experiences to get involved with projects that help others who find themselves in similar situations. William and…
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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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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 Queen of France.  No other English princess held that title after her.  In fact, only one other daughter of a King of England…
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Prince Charles denies supporting a former bishop convicted of sex offences

The Prince of Wales has denied claims of intervening in the judicial proceedings against Peter Ball, a former leading Church of England clergyman, who was jailed yesterday for sex offences against young men. During the sentencing hearing, which took place at the Old Bailey, the court heard that when Ball was first accused of indecent assault in 1993 letters of support for him came from several…
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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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Monarchy Rules: a look at George I

George I became an international name in 1714 when he became King of Great Britain and Ireland. Until then, he was one of many German princes and dukes with their own patch to rule but not much reason for the rest of the world to take notice of them. George had acquired some notoriety because of his action packed private life but nothing could have prepared him for the changes that inheriting the…
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