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The Birth of Prince Charles

Once upon a time, Queen Elizabeth II was known as Princess Elizabeth, Duchess of Edinburgh. As bizarre as it sounds, it only recently occurred to me that the Queen would have been known by the feminine version of her husband’s title in the years between their marriage and her accession. 903 more words

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The Real Princess Margaret & Group Captain Peter Townsend

Group Captain Peter Townsend once wrote of Princess Margaret:

“Behind the dazzling facade, the apparent self-assurance, you would find, if you looked for it, a rare softness and sincerity.

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The King and Mrs Simpson

It was Tuesday 27th October 1939 that Mrs Wallis Simpson, an American socialite, received divorce papers ending her marriage to Ernest Simpson.

This was part of a chain of events that changed the course of history in Great Britain. 254 more words

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The Three Proposals of George VI to the Queen Mother

Fun fact: It took George VI three tries to get the Queen Mother to accept his marriage proposal. Decades before the Queen Mother became synonymous with royal duty and the House of Windsor’s matriarch, Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon was a 20-something and unsure about a life in the spotlight. 1,143 more words

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Philip's Parents: Alice of Battenberg & Prince Andrew of Greece & Denmark

Next month marks the 70th wedding anniversary of Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh and, as such, we’ll cover all that brought about the original 1947 pairing. 3,847 more words

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The Festival of Britain closes - but the memories linger on

It was Sunday 30th September 1951 and big crowds had gathered for the final moments of the Festival of Britain which was officially ending – where it began – at the South Bank in London. 353 more words

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It's 1940 and King George VI speaks to Britain from his underground shelter.

In a radio broadcast on the evening of Monday 23rd September 1940 King George VI spoke to Britain, the British Empire and America from his underground shelter at Buckingham Palace during an air-raid warning.  302 more words

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