Prince Charles, also known as the Prince of Wales, has a variety of interests outside of his royal duties, including an interest in watercolor painting. These paintings focus on landscape scenes from places the prince ha... More »

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Queen Elizabeth II traces her roots back to her 32nd great-grandfather, King Alfred. He ruled England from 871 to 899, according to BritRoyals.com. She is the oldest reigning British monarch in history. Reigning for over... More »

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The current Royal Family, the House of Windsor, originated in 1917 when King George V proclaimed the last name of the family to be Windsor. However, the roots of the English monarchy trace back to the eighth and ninth ce... More »

In 1961, Prince Philip, Queen Elizabeth's husband, became the first member of the British royal family to be interviewed on television. This wasn't the first time a member of the royal family appeared on television, but ... More »

Queen Elizabeth II is the first member of the British royal family to ever be awarded a Gold Record in honor of achieving record sales of 100,000 or more. This isn't a sign that the queen has taken up a new hobby; rather... More »

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There is a traditional code of conduct that civilians tend to follow when meeting members of the British royal family, though they are technically voluntary. These rules include performing a subtle bow or curtsy and refe... More »

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The queen's piper is responsible for a variety of duties, the most important of which involves playing the bagpipes underneath the queen's bedroom window every weekday. This is the highest rank that a piper, a military m... More »

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