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Come home, Meghan. Hollywood loves you.
What a hump day for news! Here's what's up: The Oscars will not have a "traditional host" this year, for the second year running, much to my deep chagrin. Just before heading into the Television Critics Association winter press tour, ABC Entertainment ...
 
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The story about how Mexico’s monarchy lasted for less than a year.
On September 27, 1821, Agustin de Iturbide and his Army of the Three Guarantees marched into Mexico City and declared the nation’s independence from Spain. He was later installed as the monarch of the First Mexican Empire, tasked with bringing order to ...
 
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Owned by different matriarchs from the Russian and British royal families, the Vladimir Tiara has survived a revolution, smuggling, and many redesigns.
With the recent centennial anniversary of the Russian Revolution, the world can’t help but reflect on what is indisputably one of the most perplexing periods in history, and of course, the infamous family caught in the middle of it all—the Romanovs. Today, ...
 
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Who were “Murgatroyd” and “Winterbottom"?
Queen Elizabeth and the British monarchy faced a number of hurdles in the late '50s. She had only been on the throne for less than a decade when the U.K. found itself in the throes of an economic crisis. The country was ...
 
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Off-duty, butlers sometimes get to party with royalty.
From the mouths of those who have dedicated their lives to serving the British crown come intimate glimpses into a very secret world.In the past, we’ve heard stories of the royals’ daily diets and their roles as employers. Now, another former butler has ...
 
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The Crown's Matt Smith gives hints about Season Two, talks about actress Claire Foy, and sends a message to his Filipino fans.
It’s difficult to imagine anyone other than Matt Smith in Prince Philip’s shoes on the hit Netflix show The Crown. The British actor is, after all, almost a carbon copy of a young Duke of Edinburgh. But Smith isn’t as stern or serious ...
 
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He's so much more than just a consort.
Earlier this year, we released a primer on Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. We explored the basic facts that make Prince Philip the sharp prince consort we’ve come to know today.And as we await the premiere of The Crown's second season, we ...
 
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His shortest marriage lasted only six months.
Regarded as lustful, charismatic, harsh, and insecure, King Henry VII lived an intriguing royal life with a story that spanned six wives, two daughters and a crown prince, and everything in between.1. Even as a child, the young Henry already had a ...
 
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Royal families continue to thrive and this may not be such a bad thing.
In this digital age when technology reigns supreme, and the majority of the world’s nations call for democracy, does a concept as archaic as a monarchy—even a constitutional monarchy at that—remain relevant to the times?The idea that a single bloodline can hold so ...
 
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Inheritance beyond regal titles and net worth.
Prince Michael of Kent is the first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, as well as a second cousin to Prince Charles. These are just some of the first cousins of Queen Elizabeth. Prince Michael is thought to resemble the stern front of ...
 
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From meeting Adolf Hitler to cheating on their clothing rations, King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson were surrounded by controversy.
When King Edward VIII gave up the British throne—which eventually led to the abdication crisis and his younger brother Albert taking his place—to marry twice-divorced American Wallis Simpson, it caused quite a controversy. Even after their low-key wedding and unofficial exile to ...
 
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She definitely did not let them eat cake.
Marie Antoinette is perhaps the most famous queen in French history, known for her extravagant lifestyle and even more enviable wardrobe. But despite being soft-hearted and compassionate, she was loathed by French people of all social classes. Here are some reasons why, ...
 
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All evidence of the Queen's confidant was hastily buried by the royal court after the monarch's death.
The latest Judi Dench film has directed the spotlight once again on the unlikely friendship between Queen Victoria and her servant, Abdul Karim. For over a century, not much was known about the close relationship the monarch shared with her Indian companion ...
 
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Contrary to popular belief, England’s “Lost Prince” John was not treated "like an animal."
The tale of Prince John of the United Kingdom, born John Charles Francis to King George V and Queen Mary in 1905, has often been used as an example of the Royal Family’s cruelty to its own kin. The boy, who had ...
 
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Out of the 800 plus brands with royal warrants, these ones are available in the Philippines.
For centuries, members of the royal family have been granting royal warrants to certain businesses. A royal warrants means a tradesman has been appointed to supply the royal grantor with goods. Warrant holders have since been held in high regard, since their ...
 
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What’s real—and what isn’t—about Russia’s most storied royal family.
However thoroughly debunked, the myths that surround the Romanov family continue to endure. Everyone’s heard stories of the missing Duchess Anastasia, the mad monk Rasputin, and Russia’s missing treasures. As captivating as the stories may be, they tell us more about our ...
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