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  1. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Charles_IIICharles III - Wikipedia

    Charles's girlfriends included Georgiana Russell, the daughter of Sir John Russell, who was British ambassador to Spain; Lady Jane Wellesley, the daughter of the 8th Duke of Wellington; Davina Sheffield; Lady Sarah Spencer; and Camilla Shand, who later became his second wife.

  2. Albert claimed that he had no need of a British peerage, writing: "It would almost be a step downwards, for as a Duke of Saxony, I feel myself much higher than a Duke of York or Kent." [33] For the next seventeen years, Albert was formally titled "HRH Prince Albert" until, on 25 June 1857, Victoria formally granted him the title Prince Consort . [34]

  3. The arch at Constitution Hill was left devoid of decorative sculpture as a result of the moratorium in 1828 on public building work, and, instead, despite the absolute objection of Burton, was mounted with an ungainly equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington by Matthew Cotes Wyatt, the son of the then recently deceased James Wyatt, who had been selected by statue's commissioner, and one of ...

  4. Mornington seems to have caught Pitt's large political spirit in the period 1798 to 1805. That both had consciously formed the design of expanding their influence in the Indian subcontinent to compensate for the loss of the American colonies is not proven; but the rivalry with France, which in Europe placed Britain at the head of coalition after coalition against the French, made Mornington ...

  5. Francis, Duke of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld: 9. Princess Sophie Antoinette of Brunswick-Wolfenbüttel: 2. King Leopold I of Belgium: 10. Heinrich XXIV, Count Reuss of Ebersdorf: 5. Countess Augusta Reuss of Ebersdorf: 11. Countess Karoline Ernestine of Erbach-Schönberg: 1. King Leopold II of Belgium: 12. Louis Philippe II, Duke of Orléans: 6. King ...

  6. It's free to worship at the Cathedral, but sightseeing is ticketed. The cost of entry starts at £18 per adult and £7.70 per child, with discounts for families, groups and concessions.

  7. en.wikipedia.org › wiki › Elizabeth_IIElizabeth II - Wikipedia

    Elizabeth II Head of the Commonwealth Formal portrait, 1959 Queen of the United Kingdom and other Commonwealth realms (list) Reign 6 February 1952 – 8 September 2022 Coronation 2 June 1953 Predecessor George VI Successor Charles III Born Princess Elizabeth of York (1926-04-21) 21 April 1926 Mayfair, London, England Died 8 September 2022 (2022-09-08) (aged 96) Balmoral Castle, Aberdeenshire ...