Jacqueline of Hainaut & Her Four Husbands

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We’ve touched on Jacqueline of Hainaut briefly when discussing her third husband, Humphrey, Duke of Gloucester, and his second marriage to Eleanor Cobham. But that was two years ago now and frankly Jacqueline is the more interesting wife, one who played a mischievous role in the royal families of France and England, not to mention going up against the duchy of Burgundy in its heyday.

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Albert’s Mother: Louise of Saxe-Gotha-Altenburg

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Queen Victoria’s husband, Prince Albert, has garnered himself a reputation for propriety. At his worst, he is dull and responsible for some of the dreariness of his wife’s court. At his best, he can take credit for moving his wife away from the worst qualities of the House of Hanover and helping correct the reputation for gambling, womanizing and excess that defined the reigns of George IV and William IV.

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Kate Carries Out Engagement for Family Action

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The Duchess of Cambridge carried out an engagement with Family Action in Lewisham today. Her presence marked the launch of a new “FamilyLine” hotline that will be nationally available throughout England, while the visit itself included meetings with staff and volunteers associated with the organization.

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It’s Sequined Roland Mouret For Meghan at Cirque du Soleil

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex added a touch of glitter – quite literally – to a Cirque du Soleil performance at Royal Albert Hall this evening. The show was in benefit of Sentebale, an HIV/Aids charity spearheaded by Harry on behalf of Lesotho.

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Kate Visits the Royal Opera House

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This morning the Duchess of Cambridge carried out an engagement at The Royal Opera House in Covent Garden where she was shown around the costume department and treated to a private performance of the ballet ‘The Two Pigeons.’

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Meghan Visits Mayhew

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The Duchess of Sussex carried out an engagement for another one of her new patronages today – Mayhew. The charity is focused on animal welfare, so naturally today provided images of Meghan cuddling with puppies. Namely a Jack Russell named Minnie, who I think we can all agree is today’s standout star.

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Kate Kicks Off 2019 at King Henry’s Walk Garden

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The Duchess of Cambridge returned to work from the holiday break today with a visit to King Henry’s Walk Garden in Islington. The engagement wrapped up many of her favorite things – nature, children and physical activity.

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Harry & Meghan Visit Birkenhead

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The Duke and Duchess of Sussex carried out their first joint engagements of the year with a visit to Birkenhead in Cheshire. The two made a series of appearances throughout the day, only some of which were announced ahead of time by Kensington Palace.

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Meghan Carries Out Her First Engagement of the Year, is Named Patron of Four Organizations

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Earlier today, Kensington Palace announced that the Duchess of Sussex has been named patron of four organizations: the National Theatre, the Association of Commonwealth Universities, Smart Works and Mayhew. The announcement was followed up with a surprise appearance at Smart Works, kicking off HRH’s 2019 with a bang.

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