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"An amazing party!" - See all the best photos of King's Day 2019

It was as if it was meant to be, the rain in Amersfoort stopped just long enough to allow the Dutch Royal Family to meet everyone along the route. Afterwards, King Willem-Alexander said, “We, and the sun, have had an amazing party! I would like to come back, and often too!” King Willem-Alexander celebrated in his 52nd birthday today. The visit began with a performance by artist Wudstik…
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Royal Wet-Nurses

With the approach of the birth of a new royal baby in Britain, I would like to explore the history of royal wet-nurses. They are no longer a necessity, given the shift in modern attitudes, but why were they once thought necessary? In historical terms, a wet-nurse would have…
HistoryThe Netherlands

A short history of King's Day

As the Netherlands prepares to celebrate its sixth King’s Day, Royal Central takes a look at the tradition of celebrating the monarch’s birthday that began as Princess’s Day. In the 19th century, King William III of the Netherlands faced quite a bit of…
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Did the White Queen die of plague?

Her story is amongst the most controversial of all the Queens of England and now a new twist has appeared in the tale of Elizabeth Woodville. An expert at the National Archives in London has found a document suggesting that the consort who revolutionised royalty may have died of the plague. Euan Roger is a records specialist at the National Archives and while looking through 16th century…
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State & Ceremonial

White House to announce that Donald Trump will make a State Visit to the UK in June

An announcement of an upcoming State Visit by US President Donald Trump to the UK is expected imminently. According to the BBC’s North America Editor Jon Sopel, the White House will announce in next 48 hours that President Trump will undertake an official State Visit in June. BREAKING: I understand that @WhiteHouse will announce in next 48 hours that @realDonaldTrump will make a state visit…
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History

Royal Wedding Rewind: Who were The Queen's bridesmaids?

The wedding of Princess Elizabeth to Prince Philip in November 1947 was a day of celebration in post-war Britain. The ceremony was broadcast to a worldwide audience of approximately 200 million people and as the princess arrived at Westminster Abbey with her father, King…
British RoyalsPalaces & BuildingsThe Queen

The Queen is hiring a new gardener

Does sharing your digs with The Queen sound up your street? What about managing gardens seen by millions of visitors a year? If so, head to The Royal Household website because Her Majesty is looking for a new live-in gardener. The full-time position involves ensuring “the Royal Gardens and surrounding areas of Buckingham Palace and St James’s Palace are maintained to an exceptional…
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