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Sophie's surprise: why The Countess of Wessex is now the world's most stylish royal

As summer draws to an end, there is a new royal fashion queen in town and it’s not who you might expect. In the quiet days of August, several polls have appeared telling us who the most stylish royals are and one woman keeps floating to the top of them. The Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Letizia of Spain might have got the most headlines in recent months but both of them lose out in the summer…
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Eight things to know about the woman who gave the world Queen Victoria

On this day in 1786 a baby girl was born to a German noble and his wife. They weren’t the wealthiest of families and already had a large family to look after. But they were ambitious and determined and their daughter inherited those traits. For that baby would grow up to have a very famous daughter indeed – here are eight things to know about the woman who gave the world Queen Victoria. 1. She…
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Football crazy: five teams who can count on royal support as the Premier League season gets under way

The Royal Family have gone a bit football crazy in recent months. The Duke of Cambridge, President of the Football Association, has led the way with high profile support for the women’s team who made the semi finals of the World Cup and an interview for BBC One with Gary Lineker ahead of the FA Cup Final earlier this summer. Prince William is a high profile royal football fan but his family…
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The Great Royal Bake Off

It hasn’t even started yet and already Great British Bake Off fever has returned to the UK with just about everyone getting ready to go crazy again for meringues, macaroons and marble cake.   But while the twelve new stars of the BBC One show will no doubt win…
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The stories of Queen Victoria's granddaughters: Princess Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine

‘A supremely honest woman, full of courage’. Those words, written about Queen Victoria’s second granddaughter, perhaps sum her up better than anything else.Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine lived through many tragedies but never gave up. Victoria of Hesse and by Rhine, second left in this image, was the second granddaughter of Queen Victoria This princess who called Queen Victoria…
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