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The 5th Marquess of Anglesey: ‘Flamboyant’ is Not a Strong Enough Word

by In recent years the excesses of the royal family have been subtly apparent, but nonetheless, relatively subdued. A series of affairs between old friends and second cousins at equestrian events; occasional romance that crosses over into mainstream celebrity life … Continue reading

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The Duke of Edinburgh: From Military Man to Gaffe-Prone Eccentric

by To say he’s courted controversy would be to undersell the unique talents of the Duke of Edinburgh, who has offended with such consistency that one has to wonder how much of his output is simply old-world points of view, … Continue reading

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No Longer the Forgotten Man: Long Live the Earl of Wessex!

by The sons and daughters of Queen Elizabeth II have, by and large, had the existence one might imagine from persons of such high breeding. Prince Charles, perhaps the most prominent, enjoyed a glamorous youth dating actresses, before his doomed … Continue reading

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The Princess Royal has Lived a Surprisingly Colourful, Passionate Life

by Perhaps slightly overlooked, slightly stiff, and perhaps slightly too horsey, Princess Anne has none the less been a dedicated member of the Royal Family. Once heard to comment brilliantly on public appearances, that people “expect me to neigh, grind … Continue reading

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Was Jack the Ripper Royalty? Myths, Suspects and Theories of the Whitechapel Murderer

by For those of you who neglected your homework on Victorian serial killers of London at school, you may not be aware of Jack the Ripper. Well, he was something of a scoundrel who took a liking to killing prostitutes … Continue reading

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Twice King of Romania King Michael Lived a Brave, Uncompromising Life

by The legendary King Michael of Romania died recently after a long battle with cancer. His death was greeted with national mourning, and his funeral was attended by an array of royalty, including Prince Charles and Carl XVI Gustaf of … Continue reading

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Just How Posh is Wimbledon? A Brief Back and Forth of the History of Nobility and Tennis

by Wimbledon is that most English of affairs – the world’s oldest tennis tournament, played on impeccable grass lawns, with impeccable manners, decorum and the iconic strawberries and cream. The Royal Family’s history is inextricably entwined with this legendary tennis … Continue reading

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Just Where was that Missing Uno? Conspiracy Theories on the Death of the Beloved Lady Diana

by From the Roswell crash where aliens were first “seen”, to the 9/11 attacks, nothing is immune from conspiracy theories. The Royal Family, that most vaunted and high-brow of subjects for the chattering classes to gossip about, is of course … Continue reading

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From Divorce to Domestic Bliss: Is it Happily Ever After for Charles and Camilla?

by Although a pairing that courted controversy in the wake of the untimely death of Princess Diana, the relationship of Prince Charles and Camilla Parker Bowles was the talk of the noughties, with stories breaking about all manner of strange … Continue reading

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Megan and Harry are Following a Rich Tradition of Curious Royal Match-Ups

by You might actually be surprised to learn that there is a rich history of the royal family embarking on relationships with all manner of entertainers and members of the showbiz community. Some of course are less savoury than others… … Continue reading

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