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Meet the 10 Most Popular Royal Dogs in History

There’s no doubt that royals are avid dog lovers. In fact, they’re beloved members of the Royal Family already. The recent death of the Queen’s last corgi reportedly saddened Her Majesty. Let’s check out some of the most prominent dogs of even more prominent royals in history.
Mary, Queen of Scots and Her Maltese Terriers
From the time she was held prisoner until she was found guilty (and was sentenced to death) of attempting to overthrow her cousin Queen Elizabeth I, Mary turned to her dear pooches for comfort. One of them even hid under her skirt while she was on her way to the scaffold.
Queen Victoria and her Pomeranian Furbabies
The queen was one of the very first Pomeranian breeders, and at some point, she was raising 35 of them! Her favorite, Turi, was the one she requested to stay by her side on her deathbed. The pooch kept her company until she breathed her last.
King Edward VII and his Wire Fox Terrier, Caesar of Notts
The dog had a collar that read, “I am Caesar. I belong to th…

Check out this 10 Hotels Where Royals Stay While Traveling

Royals do travel in style, definitely! But you don’t have to be royal to travel like one. Here’s our top 10 picks of the best hotels where royals staywhen they’re overseas.

This Edwardian domicile located in Powys, Mid Wales is famous for its Laura Ashley furnishings, as well as its modern classical menu that uses local produce like Wye salmon and Welsh lamb. It also has a Picture Gallery that features creative pieces by a number of Edwardian artists including Walter Sickert and Augustus John. Here’s a scoop: Prince Charles visits the mansion twice a year.


It is said that Prince Harry dropped by this intimate paradise in Antigua and Barbuda during a royal visit to the Caribbean. He must have been smitten by all 17 acres of exuberant tropical gardens, as well as the infinity pools!

The Royal Family’s fondness for this Canadian “castle” extends as far back as 1919 when Prince Edward enjoyed a night of dancing in its Crystal Ballro…


The British Royal Family is a stickler for rules and customs, some of them are too weird they'll surprise you! But that makes them even more interesting, right?


These royal dogs live better lives than most of the world’s population, and that is not even an exaggeration. Their food is cooked by chefs, who would prepare for them rabbit, meat, or lamb that are cut into bite-sized pieces.

You may see the likes of shrimps, crabs, and clams ever so majestically displayed on the royal family’s dinner table, but did you know that they are prohibited from eating them? Shellfish poses a much higher risk of food poisoning compared to other edibles, so they basically can’t put them in their mouths.


 In the event that a prominent personality in the country they’re stopping by or one of their family members succumbs to death, at least they’re good to go.

Wow! Check out the 7 Residences of Denmark's Royal Family

The Danish royals have quite a number of residences to choose from, whether they’re in Denmark or in France. Check out these magnificent palaces and castles they call home. Amalienborg Palace
Amalienborg Palace is the winter home of the Danish royals and is composed of four identical palace facade surrounding an octagonal courtyard. The four palaces all look toward the statue of King Frederick IV, who laid the palace's foundation. The complex's four palaces are Christian VII's Palace (Moltke's Palace), Christian VIII's Palace (Levetzau's Palace), Frederick VIII's palace (Brockdorff's Palace) and Christian IX's Palace (Schack'S Palace). Christian VII and VIII's palaces are open to the public. The classical facades give way to lavish rococo interiors, which are hailed as among the finest in Denmark.
More details about Amalienborg Palace here.
Fredensborg Palace

Fredensborg Palace in the island of Zealand is the spring and autumn home of the Dan…

Elizabeth Farnese and Her Historic Blue Diamond

In 1714, 22-year-old Elisabetta Farnese was bequeathed to marry Philip V of Spain. Elizabeth was the heiress of his uncle-stepfather, the Duke of Parma. Her father was the Duke's younger brother. After her father's death, her mother, Dorothea, married Francesco, the Duke. With no immediate male heirs, it was decided that the Duchy of Parma should pass in the female line.
At the time of Philip and Elizabeth's wedding, Spain was economically battered due to the 14-year War of the Spanish Succession. The treasury was nearly depleted and the Spanish was crown was faced with a problem: where to get a suitable dowry for the new queen? From the colonies, of course, the government officials thought! Words were dispatched to colonial governors, ordering them to send wedding gifts to Madrid, French journalist and historian Vincent Meylan writes.
Thus, the year-long search for precious gifts for Elizabeth began and it was not until 1715 that the treasures were sent to Spain. The Go…

Why Prince Harry is a Commoner?

Prince Harry is a commoner according to common law, explains royal expert Marlene Eilers Koenig in her blog.
“In the United Kingdom, the law is based on English COMMON law -- from where we get the word Commoner,” she explained. That puts Prince Harry under the rule of the normal law.
Only the sovereign (e.g. The Queen) and the peers of the realm are not commoners, she explained. The peerage of the United Kingdom is composed of, in order of precedence, Dukes, Marquesses, Earls, Viscounts, and Barons.
“That leaves everyone else, including princes and princesses, who have not been created peers of the realm,” Eilers continued to explain. Thus, even if Harry is a Prince of the United Kingdom, he is, by law, a commoner. In precedence, as the queen’s grandson, he ranks higher than the Duke of Norfolk, who is the premier duke in the peerage of England, but according to the law, the Duke of Norfolk is not a commoner, while Harry is is.
However, once he gets married, Her Majesty is highly …
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