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Prince Philip: proud father despite gruff exterior

Duke of Edinburgh admired his four children, but was frustrated at not being allowed to pass on his family namePrince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, dies aged 99Tributes to Prince Philip – latest updatesPrince Philip obituary: longest-serving consort of a British monarchOf the many sacrifices the Duke of Edinburgh had to make in marrying, one truly angered him. As he once put it: “I am the only man in the country not allowed to give his name to his children.”The question of what the royal family and...
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A paradox revealed through portraiture

A photograph taken seven years before her passing says much about the life, times and character of the trailblazing Meherbai Tata The much-loved wife of Dorabji Tata and daughter in-law of Jamsetji Tata, the founder of the Tata group, Meherbai Tata was a woman of personality. A participant in the ornamental theatrics of being imperial within Empire, one finds her name regularly among the maharajas, nawabs and begums in royal chronicles. And deservedly so. Meherbai was honoured with the ‘Comm...
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The Benevolent Businessmen From Aden

Meher Marfatia: The Benevolent Businessmen From Aden The Cowasjee Dinshaw Collection of the Adenwalla Archive reveals rare records of a family of merchant-princes, last of the philanthropic Bombay sethias, who fronted the golden age of Parsis in Aden Article by Meher Marfatia | Mid-Day Aden House, the Cowasjee Dinshaw & Bros. building They were the uncrowned kings of Aden in an age of Empire. Tempering entrepreneurial acumen with gentle philanthropy, Cowasjee Dinshaw (1827-1900) and his heirs ...
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Does Tristan da Cunha have the world's weirdest place names?

Tristan da Cunha is the world's most isolated inhabited island.It also has some of the world's weirdest place names.Is there a link? Maybe, if we stretch Darwin's theory from biology to topography. Thriving in isolation As Darwin predicted, islands have more species. That's because isolation can help preserve biodiversity. Could it be that place names also thrive on islands, and for the same reason? Tristan da Cunha certainly seems to offer excellent support for that theory. Located roughly h...
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Almost Gone With the Wind...

We have been almost gone with the wind this last few weeks, with the greenhouse bandaged up against a succession of storms and trees down in neighbouring villages. Such an event brings out an acute case of Log Covetousness in Bookhound who, despite a nicely full woodshed of his own, can never resist the thought of squeezing in a few more. He dreams of someone ringing up and saying' Come and help yourself,' which of course doesn't happen because every storm-gained log is accounted for in these pa...
Tags: Books, Liverpool, 2020, Portsmouth, Royal Marines, Helen, George V, Ashley, Scarlett, Margaret Mitchell, Buffalo Bill, Tara, Rhett, Helen Taylor, Gone With The Wind, Dovegreyreader


Boman Rashid Kohinoor: In Memorarium

RIP Boman Kohinoor: Mumbai’s famed Britannia restaurant loses its beloved diamond Mumbai’s popular restaurateur, Boman Kohinoor, the co-owner of Iranian-Parsi cafe Britannia & Co at Ballard Pier, died Wednesday at the city’s Parsee General Hospital. Article in Indian Express Mumbai’s popular restaurateur, Boman Kohinoor, the co-owner of Iranian-Parsi cafe Britannia & Co at Ballard Pier, died Wednesday at the city’s Parsee General Hospital. (Express photo: Janak Rathod) Boman was 97 year o...
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The Trailer for the Downton Abbey Movie

The Downton Abbey movie is nearly upon us (it’s out in Sept) and the first full-length trailer is here. The action picks up a couple of years after the TV show ended and concerns the visit of King George V and Queen Mary to the estate. I’ve embedded the UK trailer above — it’s better than the American trailer even though it gives away a bit more of the plot. Plus, in the UK version you get to see the deployment of Carson in the Battle of the Head Butlers. Carson’s glance of disdained indiffe...
Tags: UK, Downton Abbey, Jason Kottke, Queen Mary, George V, Carson, Aragon, Frodo, Robert Bennett, Downton Abbey Movie


King's WW1 letter found in 'discarded carrier bag'

A letter from King George V was among 100-year-old documents found at a reclaim centre in Poole.
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Royal baby latest news: William welcomes Harry to 'sleep deprivation society' as he joins Charles and Queen in speaking of joy at new arrival - live updates

Prince Charles "delighted" at becoming grandfather again Queen speaks with pride about her eighth great-grandchild Granny with dreadlocks and grandpa he may never get to know Royal baby 2019: Everything we know so far Camilla Tominey: Details of birth remain shrouded in secrecy Bryony Gordon: Harry's reaction was gloriously himself Your Royal Appointment: Sign up for our weekly royal newsletter The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of his elation at the arrival of the royal baby and joked that he...
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Royal baby 2019 due date: The Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy updates, gender predictions and latest news

The Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”,  the Duke of Sussex frequently confessed he would love to have children, and the rest is royally romantic history.  The newlyweds, who married in Windsor last May, are days away from welcoming their first child, who will be seventh in line to the throne. As the nation waits for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's eighth great-grandchild to arrive, here is everything we know about royal baby Sussex so far, including ...
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Royal baby 2019 due date: The Duchess of Sussex’s pregnancy updates, predicted gender and latest news

The Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”,  the Duke of Sussex frequently confessed he would love to have children, and the rest is royally romantic history.  The newlyweds, who married in Windsor last May, are just weeks away from welcoming their first child, who will be seventh in line to the throne. As the nation waits for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's eighth great grandchild to arrive, please enjoy everything we know about royal baby Sussex so far,...
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ATKINSONS: The Bright Young Things

Read the first part of our story on the House and their scents in ATKINSONS: Georgian Bear Redux.   Life in 1920s London was truly bustling. The Great War had just ended; King George V was impossibly prim and proper; and the soul was yearning for new fashions, new music, and a new kind of sensation of being alive. Young aristocracy fell under the spell of la boheme with great abandon (and ... Read full article: ATKINSONS: The Bright Young Things from Fragrantica Perfumes and Colognes Magazine....
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Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, potential names, gender and latest news

The Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”,  the Duke of Sussex frequently confessed he would love to have children, and the rest is royally romantic history.  The newlyweds, who married in Windsor last May, are just weeks away from welcoming their first child. As the nation waits for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's eighth grandchild to arrive, please enjoy everything we know about royal baby Sussex so far, and how the Duchess plans to give birth. When is...
Tags: UK, New York, London, News, Instagram, Wales, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Kanye West, NHS, Paddington, Cambridge, Diana, Cbs


Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, latest news on names and gender predictions

The Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”,  the Duke of Sussex frequently confessed he would love to have children, and the rest is royally romantic history.  The newlyweds, who married in Windsor last May, are just weeks away from welcoming their first child. As the nation waits for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's eighth grandchild to arrive, please enjoy everything we know about royal baby Sussex so far, and how the Duchess plans to give birth. When is...
Tags: UK, New York, London, News, Instagram, Wales, New York City, US, America, Los Angeles, Kanye West, NHS, Paddington, Cambridge, Diana, Cbs


Royal Canadian Mint NEW Coins: Rose Blossoms Coin with Rose Gold Plating + 50-Cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll

Royal Canadian Mint is introducing two new wonderful collectible coins for 2019. The Queen Elizabeth Rose Blossoms Pure Silver Coin with Selective Rose-Gold Plating depicts the rose in three different stages of bloom. Its beauty is perfectly preserved on your pure silver coin, where rose gold plating clads each engraved flower in the colour that traditionally signifies grace, love, and appreciation. Get yours today for $54.95! The 50-Cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll Coin features Canada’s Co...
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‘Downton Abbey’ Movie Will Center on Royal Family Visit

The big-screen version of “Downton Abbey” will center on a royal visit. In a new trailer that debuted at CinemaCon, the Crawley family and their army of maids, butlers, cooks, and assorted domestics are thrown into disarray by the impending arrival of King George V and Queen Mary. The year is 1927 and the Crawleys […]
Tags: Downton Abbey, News, Crawley, Mary, George V, Cinemacon, Downton Abbey ' Movie Will Center


George V and Terrier

George V with his father's dog, Caesar. Caesar lived for several years as King George V’s companion after King Edward VII’s death.  Edward VII, of course, was "Bertie," Queen Victoria's oldest son. From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
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King George V and Terrier

Edward with his father's dog, Caesar. Caesar lived for several years as King George V’s companion after King Edward VII’s death.  Edward VII, of course, was "Bertie," Queen Victoria's oldest son. From: Terrierman's Daily Dose To order the book.. [Author: PBurns]
Tags: Pets, Edward, George V, Edward VII, PBurns, Terrierman, CAESAR CAESAR, King Edward VII, Bertie Queen Victoria


Royal baby 2019: The Duchess of Sussex's due date, possible names, and all the latest news

The Duchess of Sussex once described motherhood as being on her “bucket list”, while the Duke of Sussex has frequently confessed he would love to have children. And now the newlyweds, who married in Windsor last May, are just weeks away from welcoming their first child. As the nation waits for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh's eighth grandchild to arrive, here's everything we know about royal baby Sussex. When is the baby due? Although Kensington Palace has only said the royal baby is du...
Tags: UK, London, News, Wales, US, America, Los Angeles, NHS, Paddington, Cambridge, Royals, Diana, Harry, Edinburgh, Surrey, Victoria


Before Wallis - Edward VIII's Other Women ~ Rachel Trethewey

First things first, I must now confess to a complete blank on the lineage of the House of Windsor. What a disgrace. Well, the early days of the House of Windsor that is, created in 1917 to break with any prior associations with Germany... but who exactly were the brothers and sisters, the children of King George V and Queen Mary? I've sorted it out now but I can't believe I had never really paid attention and understood the place of Dukes of Gloucester and Kent in the grand Windsor scheme o...
Tags: Books, France, Germany, David, Royals, John, Birmingham, Jeremy, Kent, Duke, Gloucester, Edward, Wallis, Rosemary, Sutherland, Dudley


Royal baby: The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are expecting their first child in the spring

The Duchess of Sussex is pregnant, Kensington Palace has announced.  The duke and duchess, who announced the "happy news" ahead of their 16-day tour of Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand, are "delighted", a spokesman said. The duchess, who is said to be in good health, is due in the spring. The couple informed the Queen and other members of the Royal Family on Friday when they gathered in Windsor to celebrate the wedding of Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank. A spokesman said: "Their Royal...
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Urinating Newcastle man faces council football pitch ban

Residents near the King George V playing field in Fenham are "fed up" with footballers urinating.
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Before the Lease Runs Out: Summer Reading List for 2018

The days of summer may seem wonderfully long, but the season itself is frustratingly brief. Shakespeare put it this way: “And summer’s lease hath all too short a date.” Talk that way at the picnic table and friends may assume you have been in the heat for too long, but we get the point. For readers, summer is the opportunity to read books simply for the pleasure of reading them. No good book comes without bringing more than mere pleasure, but reading for fun is reading for sufficient reason. I r...
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Kent Actress Spots Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison Killed by King George V’s Horse in Rare Film

Rare footage of suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, who died after being struck by King George V’s horse, has been unearthed by a Kent actress. The discovery of the grainy film is a world-first as it was previously thought the only film of the campaigner was of the 1913 Epsom derby where Emily lost her life, and of her funeral procession. Deborah Clair from Wittersham was trawling through online images held in the British Film Institute’s (BFI) national archive of a 1910 suffragettes procession, ...
Tags: BFI, Genealogy, George V, Emily, Epsom, British Film Institute, Historic Findings, Genealogy News, Genealogyblog, Emily Wilding Davison, Wittersham, Suffragette Emily Wilding Davison, Deborah Clair


Prince William May Follow Tradition, Get A Tattoo During Israel Visit

Prince William is flying to Israel next month. The Duke of Cambridge is making history by being the first royal to visit the country officially. But aside from that, many are wondering if Prince William will follow the tradition that his ancestors have started. In 1862, Prince Albert Edward, Queen Victoria's eldest son, visited Jerusalem as part of his five-month tour of Egypt and the Ottoman Empire. In 1882, his sons Prince Albert Victor and King George V visited the Holy Land, People reported.
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Modernising royal weddings: a historical perspective

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s wedding demonstrated on a spectacular scale that there is an enduring interest among sections of the press and public in royal love stories. Amidst all the pomp and circumstance, and alongside all the usual reports on street parties, flowers, presents, and the bridal dress, the media coverage focused on the couple’s desire to “democratise” the celebrations by enabling a greater number of ordinary people to share in their wedding day than ever before. But this is ...
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Meghan Markle Got Her Tiara From Queen Elizabeth's Private Collection

When Meghan Markle, our new Duchess of Sussex, stepped out of the the car to arrive at St. George’s Chapel, she absolutely took our breath away. That boat neck gown! That smile! That exceptionally long veil! But Royal Wedding fans were eagerly awaiting to see if Markle would wear a tiara — and not only did she come through with one, but it is stunning.People reports that Markle wore the Queen Mary Diamond Bandeau tiara. It’s a diamond and opal-encrusted tiara that was commissioned for Queen Mar...
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In Pictures: the First American Divorcee to Marry a British Royal

Royal Crisis: The December 12 1936 issue of Weekly Illustrated Meghan Markle is not the first divorced American to marry into the Royal Family. In 1936, King Edward VIII revealed that he intended to marry an American socialite and divorcee, and this sensational news rocked Britain, taking the country to the brink of constitutional crisis. Cover girl Meghan Markle Wallis Simpson was the Baltimore-born woman at the eye of the storm. Her first marriage to a US naval officer ended in divorce in 1...
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Royal baby name: print off the Telegraph's sweepstake and play

Now that the Duchess of Cambridge has gone into labour with her third baby, it might be time to organise a fun flutter with your colleagues on what the new prince or princess will be called. Parking restrictions are already in place outside the Lindo Wing of St Mary's Hospital in London in preparation for the birth which is expected this month.  Simply click on the image below to create a printable pdf file, then all you need is a pair of scissors, a pen and up to 40 willing colleagues. Roy...
Tags: London, News, Greece, Wales, Germany, Cambridge, Duchess Of Cambridge, Edinburgh, Victoria, Kate, William, William Hill, Duke, Alice, Queen Victoria, Mary


Royal Canadian Mint New 2018 50-Cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll

Royal Canadian Mint has released a new 50-cent Special Wrap Circulation Roll (2018). You can get yours today for $24.95 (previous 2016 50-cent special wrap sold out quickly). Your coins are wrapped in a special illustrated paper and feature Canada’s Coat of Arms, a heraldic art form dating back centuries that was officially declared by King George V in 1921. The Arms first appeared on the 50-cent coin in 1937 and was updated in 1957 and 1994. Royal Canadian Mint is offering free shipping on ord...
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