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Prince Harry / Re: Steps Harry would take to marry
« Last post by Curryong on Today at 07:17:58 AM »
News on a long awaited Channel 4 documentary to be aired soon, featuring Meghan's life, ancestry, family, career etc. It actually sounds quite fair and balanced and no doubt it will be on YouTube soon after its released, so we who can't get Channel 4 can watch. Harry is popular here though and so I do have hopes it will be picked up by one of the TV stations in Oz at some time.

Here's When Channel 4's Long-Awaited Meghan Markle Documentary Will Air
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Yes, the Scandinavian royals were a great help in that regard throughout the First World War. Margreit of Sweden, daughter of Arthur, Duke of Connaught, performed a similar 'post office' role in Sweden.
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The Marquis of Lorne would have been informed several months prior to the event who his successor was to be, so there would have been no point. In 1879 she and Leopold had made a long private visit to Canada and the US. so Leopold already knew the country. However his health would have made any official role very very difficult. On that trip a US newspaper had made fun of the way he walked (his posture and legs had been affected by the haemophilia) and he was subject to epileptic fits.

Nevertheless, he did accept  that he wasn't experienced enough for the Governor Generalship of Canada and set his heart on being GG in Australia. However, in spite of Lorne and the Prince of Wales support and the Cabinet being agreeable to it, the Queen became angry when she heard that Leopold had been manoevring for a position so far away from her behind her back, and was opposed.

Louise had a sleigh accident in February 1880, in which she was seriously injured. She convalesced in Bermuda and England for a very long, long time. Before that she had enjoyed Canada and spoke of its potential but she was away for such a prolonged period that rumours started about her unsatisfactory marriage. (She had already had a long holiday away in the early part of Lorne's GGship.)

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I think that, unlike his father and copying his great-grandmother, it would be great if George learned to speak fluent French. It is after all one of the main languages spoken in Canada. Perhaps an African dialect or two as Africa has loomed large in the lives of his uncle and father via their environmental activities.

I definitely think another main European language would be an advantage, (German, Spanish perhaps) as would Mandarin. However the younger British royals are notorious for not bothering to learn any foreign language in their post school life and I would be happy to at least see George speaking French without an English accent.
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Alexandrine of Mecklenburg-Schwerin (1879-1952) was the Queen Consort of King Christian X of Denmark.   
Queen Alexandrine helped the Dowager Duchess of Coburg to keep in contact with her daughters, Grand Duchess Victoria of Russia and Queen Marie of Romania during the First World War.
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European Monarchies / Re: Grand Duchy of Luxembourg- 2017
« Last post by TLLK on Today at 05:18:55 AM »
^^^Yes for the most part the Belgian/Luxembourg/Hapsburg/Lichtenstein families are considered to be strict Catholics. They typically have four or more children and typically will not divorce but live separately.  Many of them were at the Beatification for Blessed Karl (The last Austro-Hungarian Emperor) Many of the members of those families have intermarried or meet other Catholic royals and aristocrats through their school/social groups.
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^^^French, Spanish, Arabic, Mandarin would be excellent choices IMHO.
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From his elder brother Prince Henry's demise, Richard was considered, though not officially proclaimed, heir to the joint thrones of England, Normandy and Anjou.
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Prince Andrew, The Duke of York / Re: Duke of York Royal Duties
« Last post by TLLK on Today at 05:14:29 AM »
 Court Circular 19th October: The Duke of York this morning departed London Luton Airport for Canada.

Court Circular 20th October:
The Duke of York, Chairman of Trustees, Lakefield College School Foundation, this morning visited Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

His Royal Highness, Patron, this afternoon visited the Canadian Canoe Museum, Peterborough, Ontario.

Court Circular 21st October:
The Duke of York, Chairman of Trustees, Lakefield College School Foundation, today attended a Trustees' Meeting at Lakefield College School, Lakefield, Ontario, Canada.

His Royal Highness this evening departed Peterborough Airport for the United Kingdom.

Court Circular 22nd October:
The Duke of York this morning arrived at London Luton Airport from Canada.
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Which foreign languages would be good for Prince George to study?
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