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1977—The Silver Jubilee Year of Queen Elizabeth II

In 1977, Queen Elizabeth II celebrated her Silver Jubilee as Queen of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and head of the Commonwealth. Church services throughout Great Britain were held on February 6, 1977, to commemorate the milestone in the life of a monarch that has been so loved by everyone around the world. By March, the nation was already getting ready to throw large parties in every major city. The festivities began as early as May reaffirming the Queen’s popularity and the abiding love of her subjects.

The Other Prince William: The Story of Prince William of Gloucester

In his lifetime, he was the British Royal Family’s most dashing bachelor, whose looks easily caught the attention of ladies around him. William Henry Andrew Frederick was born on December 18, 1941 to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and third son of King George V, and the former Lady Alice Montagu-Douglas-Scott, the third daughter the 7th Duke of Buccleuch and Queensberry. His younger brother, Richard, was born in 1944. The brothers were different both in looks and in temperament. While William was proud, dashing and outgoing, Richard was serious and reserved. But the brothers remained close throughout William’s life.

The Wedding of King Harald V and Queen Sonja

The love story of King Harald and Queen Sonja of Norway is one true-to-life Cinderella story that's worth writing about. After all, for an egalitarian state that is Norway, Sonja, a commoner, had to endure "the row about royalty and class."
King Harald V was born on February 21, 1937, the only son of King Olav V and Princess Martha of Sweden. He is the first Norwegian king to the born in Norwegian soil since Olav IV in 1370. Queen Sonja (nee Haraldsen), meanwhile, was born on July 4, 1937, the daughter of a clothing merchant.

These Pictures Will Show You that Balmoral Castle is the the British Royal Family's Favorite Holiday Home

Balmoral Castle, one of the many residences of the British Royal Family, is arguable where members the royals are happiest at.  Let us take a short trip back in time and relish how the royals from the time of Queen Victoria to the present Royal Family enjoyed the beauty of the Scottish Highlands.

Queen Elizabeth II Sends Message of Condolence to Italian President after Devastating Earthquake

Queen Elizabeth II extended her condolences to Italy’s president, Sergio Mattarella following the earthquake that hit the country’s central region.

At least 120 people reportedly died from the magnitude six earthquake, killing 120 people and leaving hundreds more injured.  The small towns of Amatrice, and Accumoli, and Pescara del Tronto.

On her message to the Italian president, the Queen said:

Prince Philip and I were saddened to hear of the loss of life following the earthquake in central Italy.

Our thoughts and prayers are with the people of Italy, especially the family and friends of those affected.

Elizabeth R.

The quake struck at 3.36am local time and was felt across a broad swathe of central Italy, including Rome, where residents woke to a long swaying followed by aftershocks.

The Wedding of Crown Prince Haakon and Crown Princess Mette Marit

On August 25, 2001, with much of the European royalty looking on, Norway’s Crown Prince Haakon married the woman who was described by the New York Times as “no ordinary  commoner.” The bride is Mette-Marit Tjessem Hoiby, then 28, who was referred by the press during that time as "unconventional" and "uncommon" enough to be a modern-day Cinderella. She was after all a waitress and a mom to a then-four-year old who had a background on “heavy partying in Oslo's drug-filled ‘'house party’ milieu, New York Times reports.

Prince William Meets Angela Merkel for the First Time

Prince William, Duke of Cambridge, met German Chancellor Angela Merkel for the first time as the second in line to the British throne visited Dusseldorf, Germany, to celebrate the 70th year of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia. This is Prince William’s first engagement in over a month after spending time with his family on a holiday in France and performing his duties as an air ambulance pilot.

These Childhood Photos of Prince Harry Will Make You Want to Hug Him Even More!

Prince Harry has been the darling of everyone's eyes the moment he was born. Let us reminisce the prince's childhood days and you will see that he's one cute boy the world can't get over with!

Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha Dies; Queen Victoria's Second Son Succeeds to the Throne

Ernst II, the reigning Duke of Saxe-Coburg and Gotha and Queen Victoria's cousin, passed away midnight of August 22, 1893, at Reinhardsbrunn Castle near Gotha, New York Times reported. Since he was childless, the throne of the duchy fell to his nephew, Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh, the second son of Queen Victoria and Ernst's younger brother, Prince Albert.

Financing the British Royal Family: Where does the Money Come From?

Securing the necessary funds is vital for the operations of the British Royal Family. The Monarchy has, more often than not, been described as an expensive institution. However, the Royal Household works towards ensuring that the taxpayers' money is spent in the most efficient manner. So where does the Queen gets the money to fund their day-to-day activities?

The British Royal Family is UK's Top Tourism Draw

The British Royal Family is a top tourism draw that’s difficult to knock down from the No. 1 spot. Since the 2012 Olympics, U.S. visit to London has seen a steady increase by 2.3 million American visitors. That’s a rise of 11 per cent from 2012 according to the data from London & Partners, the Mayor’s promotional company.

These Photos will Remind You that Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip's Love is Bound to Last Forever

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have been married since we can imagine when. They've survived the toughest challenges, celebrated milestones together, and now they reaped the adoration of millions of people around the world. In a time when marriages seem to end as fast as love transpires, Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip are inspiration to many who want to believe that happily ever after still exists, especially for those who look for it, fight for their love and endure the test of time.

Princess Charlotte to Make First Overseas Tour Next Month

Princess Charlotte could be heading on her first ever royal tour next month as her parents the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge are expected to make an official visit Canada. A report by Sunday Times can tell that the Cambridges are all set for their eight-day trip.  The would be Prince George’s official trip who joined his parents on their Australia and New Zealand visit in 2014.

10 Reasons Why Queen Anne of Romania is Larger than Life

Queen Anne, considered as Romania’s “Uncrowned Queen,” was hailed “as one of the most important symbols of wisdom, dignity and, especially, as a model of moral conduct." Despite the difficulties she encountered in her earlier life, she went on to become the strength and the biggest support that King Michael I (who himself had to endure losing the throne of Romania) ever had. Let us take a look at her trying yet colorful life.

King Edward VIII’s Financial Settlement: How Much Money Did He Get After The Abdication?

King Edward VIII leaped into financial uncertainty the moment he signed the Instrument of Abdication on December 10, 1936. That same day, Edward, now known as Duke of Windsor, entered into an agreement with his younger brother and successor, King George VI, that secured him £25,000 annually for the rest of his life. However, the King later renounced this agreement and instead offered him a smaller amount which would cease upon the King's death. The condition is that Edward should never step into British soil unless invited by government.

13 Things You Should Know About Queen Elizabeth II’s Childhood

Queen Elizabeth II has the unwavering love of her loyal countrymen. Now, let’s take a look at Her Majesty’s childhood days, which, according to many, she looks back to with fond memories.

4 Interesting Things You Should Know About Clarence House

Since the time when King William IV was the Duke of Clarence in the 1820s until today, Clarence House has served as a favored royal residence to members of the British Royal Family. Queen Elizabeth II onced lived here and the popular Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother called Clarence House home after King George VI died, while Prince Charles calls this his home since 2002. Here are some interesting things that you should know about Clarence House.
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