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 king and queen outrank all other positions in the Royal Family, followed by the princess and prince, duchess and duke, marchioness and marquees, countess and earl, viscountess and viscount and the baroness and baron.... More »

The British royal family tends to announce the birth of a royal baby by issuing a press release through its official offices. There was much public speculation and interest surrounding the birth of Prince George in 2013,... More »

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The history of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police began in May 1873 following the formation of a central police force by the Canadian Parliament. This initial force, known as the North-West Mounted Police, merged with the... More »

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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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Prince Phillip Mountbatten, Duke of Edinburgh, is the husband of Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Phillip was born on the island of Corfu in Greece. The two met in 1934 at the wedding of a Greek princess. More »

Apartheid is a form of racial segregation that has its roots in South Africa. Under this system of segregation, South Africans were divided into groups of whites and nonwhites. Apartheid was introduced in 1948 under the ... More »