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Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh taken in the Chinese room Buckingham Palace. Photo Credit: © Allan Warren via Wikimedia Commons.

His Royal Highness Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh (1921 – 2021)

The death of Prince Philip at the age of ninety-nine was announced by Buckingham Palace at midday on 9th April 2021. Prince Philip and the Queen had been married for seventy-three years since their wedding at Westminster Abbey in 1947. He was the longest-serving consort to a monarch in the history of the United Kingdom.

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The Boat Race: Cambridge at their stakeboat. Photo Credit: © Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

The Oxford Cambridge Boat Race – Normally Held In London

One of London’s best-known events is the annual Boat Race, a contest between crews from Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Clubs held every spring on the River Thames. The two teams go head to head over a 4.2 mile (6.8 kilometre) course that stretches between Putney and Mortlake.

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Portrait of William III of England by Sir Godfrey Kneller, 1680s. Photo Credit: © Public Domain via Wikimedia Commons.

7 British Monarchs Who May Have Been Gay

For centuries men lived in one sphere and women in another and they would come together for marriage and having children. It seemed that the sexes co-existed mainly to continue the human race. Love and sex can be very different factors but, when put together, they can produce the most electric sensation. This was no different for kings and queens who were close to their favourites. Many kings – and one queen – may have been gay, members of what we now call the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bi- and transexual) community.

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