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Horse & Hound (& More): The Nobility and Sport

by In 2015, Queen Elizabeth II became the longest-reigning monarch in the history of Britain. Not only that, but in 2016, following the death of the previous record-holder, the king of Thailand, Elizabeth became the longest currently reigning monarch in … Continue reading

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Spreading the Love, Royal Style

by One of the more troubling eras for the British monarchy was as recent as the 1990s, when a great deal of global public attention became concentrated on the marital breakdown of the once-celebrated couple Prince Charles and Princess Diana. … Continue reading

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A Rough Guide to the UK Crown Jewels

by Ever since the dawn of civilisation, and perhaps before, gemstones and rare metals have held an especial fascination for human beings. Mostly this was because of their rarity, and the difficulty involved in locating and cutting them from the … Continue reading

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Who’s Who in the British Royal Family

by Mentioning the British royal family probably conjures an image of the Queen wearing a diamond-encrusted crown and jewel-beglittered dress, perhaps with the backdrop of a castle and some red-coated guards with big hats marching about. As a visitor to … Continue reading

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One Way to Get A Title: Marrying a Royal

by The word ‘aristocrat’ or ‘noble’ tends to summon up an image of someone with a long, proud family heritage behind them: visit their mansion, and the portrait over the fireplace is likely to be of their great-great-grandfather or someone … Continue reading

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Britain’s Wealthiest Aristos (And the Queen Isn’t One of Them)

by When we think of the British monarch, it’s unlikely that we envisage someone scraping the pennies together. We’re much more likely to have someone in mind who stands in the foreground of an enormous palace, next to a golden … Continue reading

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What Exactly is a Royal Duke?

by Admittedly, it’s not very likely that you’ll encounter a duke in your day-to-day affairs. (That is, not unless you’re acquainted with people who know that anyone can obtain a royal title; more on that later.) But perhaps one day … Continue reading

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Duchess of Cambridge Pregnant: How is the Royal Line Affected?

by On Monday 4th September 2017, Prince William and his wife Princess Kate announced the happy news that they were expecting a third child. Royalty enthusiasts the world over have already had the excitement of Prince George, their first-born, and … Continue reading

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Princess Tatiana’s Charity Diary is Looking Busy

by Growing up in Caracas, Venezuela, the daughter of Slovenian and German immigrants, Tatiana Blatnik cannot possibly have dreamt that she would one day enjoy the title of Princess of one of Europe’s oldest and most esteemed royal families. This … Continue reading

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The Jaw-Dropping Lifestyle of Prince Fazza of Dubai

by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai, United Arab Emirates, fortunately has a shorter moniker: ‘Fazza.’ Since 2008, he has been the next in line to the world-famous Emirati throne. This isn’t just a … Continue reading

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