A Talk About Princess Alice
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2M ago
Princess Alice of Albany, Countess of Athlone, c1911. Image from Wikimedia Commons A most interesting personality has the young Princess who recently became the wife of Prince Alexander of Teck. The daughter of a Prince who was renowned for his scholastic attainments, and of a Princess who also has abilities of no mean order as well as much natural sweetness of disposition, Princess Alice has developed many of the distinguishing traits of both, and is, in fact, highly accomplished even for a Princess. In these days, when a royal personage must require an encyclopaedia knowledge of me ..read more
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King George VI’s Austere Christmas
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by HeritageCapiz.org
2M ago
London, Christmas of 1948. Image from Pinterest London, Friday (O.S.R.). The King and Queen, who thought they would now be preparing for a strenuous but enjoyable trip to Australia and New Zealand, will have an austerely different Christmas at Buckingham Palace. It is the first time in their 12-year reign that they will spend Christmas actually in London— instead of at Sandringham, which is King George's birthplace and his favorite family retreat. The King's illness over shadows the whole family celebration. He is making good progress, but doctors have advised—and the King is a faith ..read more
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Queen Victoria’s Coronation in her own words
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by HeritageCapiz.org
10M ago
Sir George Hayter's coronation portrait of the Queen. Image from Wikimedia Commons. Queen Victoria was crowned on  June 18, 1838. She was 19 years old. The coronation was primarily planned by the prime minister, Lord Melbourne. Amidst objections from numerous parties, the Cabinet announced on Saturday, April 7, that the coronation would be at the end of the parliamentary session in June.  A budgeted of £70,000 was proposed, twice the amount of William IV's "cut-price" 1831 coronation, but nevertheless a huge pittance compared to the £240,000 spent for George IV lavish but c ..read more
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Everything You Need to Know about the Coronation Regalia
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by HeritageCapiz.org
10M ago
The Coronation Regalia. Image from The Royal Collection Trust The coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla on May 6, 2023 at Westminster Abbey will see the United Kingdom stage the much-awaited but seldom-witnessed spectacle that is the coronation. Filled with pomp and circumstance, the Coronation will be the first time in almost seven decades. Aside from witnessing the parade of royals, heads of state, and celebrities, the coronation will also feature the appearance of the precious coronation regalia, the  precious objects which symbolise the temporal and sacred service ..read more
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King Constantine’s Funeral details: Check out the crowned heads and royals who will pay their last respect
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by HeritageCapiz.org
1y ago
All the roads lead to Athens, at least for the royals who are slated to pay their final respect to King Constantine II. The former king of Greece, who died on January 10, will be buried privately in Tatoi, the summer palace of the former Greek Royal Family, where his ancestors are also laid to rest. The Greek government  had earlier announced that no state funeral will be afforded to the late king, despite the fact that he was a former head of state. The only son of King Paul I and Queen Frederica of Greece, King Constantine’s reign began in 1964 and ended after he was ousted by a cou ..read more
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Did Lady Susan Hussey intentiontionally discriminate Ngozi Fulani, who also previously made snide, unfounded remarks on The King and Queen?
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by HeritageCapiz.org
1y ago
 Lady Susan Hussey, the longstanding Lady-in-waiting of the late Queen Elizabeth II, has apologised and stepped aside from her role in the Royal Household after a British charity executive accused the royal aide of asking her where she was "really" from. According to Ngozi Fulani, a charity founder, the aristocrat questioned her background at a charity event at Buckingham palace on Tuesday. Ms Fulani, said she was "totally stunned" by the remarks made by Prince William's godmother. The palace has since commented, calling Lady Susan's behaviour as "unacceptable and deeply regrettable".&n ..read more
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The Late Duke of Parma, Fortune of £8,000,000
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1y ago
  A telegram from Lucca (says the Milan correspondent of the London Daily Telegraph on November 17) reports the death, last night, from heart disease, of Prince Robert of Bourbon, son of the Duke Charles III., of Parma, who was murdered in 1859. The Dukes of Parma were dispossessed in 1854 after the war of unification. Prince Robert, who was born in 1848, was twice married, and had 21 children, of whom 20 are living. The child who died, Princess Marie Louise, was the first wife of Prince Ferdinand of Bulgaria.  Prince Robert leaves a fortune of £8,000,000. The death of the Duke ..read more
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Prince Harry's book, Spare, is slated for release in January
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by HeritageCapiz.org
1y ago
Prince Harry's much-anticipated memoir is set to be released on January 10, 2023. With the title Spare, the book is described by its publisher, Penguin Randomhouse UK, as an "intimate and heartfelt memoir". The 416-page book will be released in 16 languages together with an an audiobook to be read by the author. "Written with raw, unflinching honesty," explains the publisher, "Spare finds the Prince writing about some moments from his life publicly for the first time." In the book, the Duke of Sussex's tell-all will include his thoughts when he and his brother William had to walk behind thei ..read more
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Orphan Little Jamie and the Prince
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by Christian George F. Acevedo
1y ago
A little boy, who lived in Scotland,  felt a very great desire to see  Queen Victoria. He was an orphan boy, and had no one to care for him. He thought if he could only see the Queen, she would pity, him, and send him school where be might learn to read and write, and, thus, try to work for bread afterwards. Little Jamie started off one fine morning for Balmoral, to talk to the Queen, as he said. Those who heard him thought he was a very foolish, ignorant, little boy to think that Her Majesty would have anything to say to such a little ragged and poor boy as he was; but Jamie did not ..read more
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Queen Victoria's Gift
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by Christian George F. Acevedo
1y ago
A pretty anecdote is told of our late loved Queen when quite "a wee lassie," staying with some other relative of Malvern. The large house where they lived was situated on a road, since that event, called "Queen's road." The Princess, a thorough child, fond of games and a good romp, had two specially favourite amusements, those of climbing trees and walls and riding on a donkey. On one occasion she climbed into a tempting apple tree, but found her courage fail her when she attempted to descend from it. No one happened to be with her at the time, and unable to make herself heard, she found her p ..read more
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