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Monaco guards arrive for a ceremony announcing the birth of Monaco royal twins Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier, outside the Palace in Monaco, Thursday, Dec.11 , 2014.  For the first time since Monaco was founded in the 13th century, its royal family gave birth to twins on Wednesday, and dozens of cannons were fired to celebrate. Monaco's Princess Charlene had a girl first and a boy second, but the boy will be the principality's future ruler, reflecting the male priority of Monaco's laws of succession.

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Monaco guards arrive for a ceremony announcing the birth of Monaco royal twins Gabriella Therese Marie and Jacques Honore Rainier, outside the Palace in Monaco on Thursday

A boy carries shoes as Buddhist monks walk in front of the Royal Palace during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni coronation, in Phnom Penh...A boy carries shoes as Buddhist monks walk in front of the Royal Palace during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni coronation, in Phnom Penh October 28, 2014. Cambodians mark the 10th anniversary of Sihamoni's coronation from October 28-29. REUTERS/Samrang Pring (CAMBODIA - Tags: RELIGION ROYALS ANNIVERSARY SOCIETY)

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A boy carries shoes as Buddhist monks walk in front of the Royal Palace during a ceremony to mark the 10th anniversary of King Norodom Sihamoni coronation, in Phnom Penh. 

Royal Childhood exhibition at Buckingham Palace...EMBARGOED TO 0001 FRIDAY JULY 25 Curator Anna Reynolds adds the finishing touches to a rocking horse presented to Prince George of Cambridge by President of the United States Barak Obama and Mrs Obama during a photo call for the Royal Childhood exhibition which is part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace which runs from July 26 to September 28. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Thursday July 24, 2014. Photo credit should read: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

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Curator Anna Reynolds adds the finishing touches to a rocking horse presented to Prince George of Cambridge by President of the United States Barak Obama and Michelle Obama. The Royal Childhood exhibition is part of the Summer Opening of Buckingham Palace which runs from July 26 to September 28.

 A boat crew carries their boat down to river from the boat tent at the Henley Royal Regatta on July 2, 2014 in Henley-on-Thames, England. Opening today and celebrating its 175th year, the Henley Royal Regatta is regarded as part of the English social season and is held annually over five days on the River Thames. Thousands of rowing fans are expected to come to watch races which are head-to-head knock out competitions, raced over a course of 1 mile, 550 yards (2,112 m) which regularly attracts international crews to race.

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A boat crew carries their boat down to the river for the 175th anniversary of the Henley Royal Regatta in Henley-on-Thames, England. The event opened on Wednesday and will be held over five days on the River Thames

Runners and riders in the parade ring before the Albany Stakes during Day Four of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

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Runners and riders in the parade ring before the Albany Stakes during Day Four of the 2014 Royal Ascot Meeting at Ascot Racecourse, Berkshire

Royal visit to Ebony Horse Club ...The shoes of Queen Elizabeth II during a visit to the Ebony Horse Club and Community Riding Centre in Brixton, London.  PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Tuesday October 29, 2013. The Club was established in 1996 to enable children and young people from Brixton, South London to learn to ride and care for horses. See PA story ROYAL Queen.

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A view of the royal shoes as Queen Elizabeth II visits the Ebony Horse Club and Community Riding Centre in Brixton, south London. The club was established in 1996 to enable children and young people from Brixton to learn to ride and care for horses. 

Royal supporters sit opposite St James's Palace in central London on October 23, 2013, where Prince George of Cambridge will be baptised later in the day inside Chapel Royal. Prince William and his wife Catherine gather close friends and family for the christening of their baby son Prince George, in a low-key ceremony far removed from the global hype surrounding their wedding.

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Royal supporters sit opposite St James’s Palace in London on Wednesday, where Prince George of Cambridge was to be baptised in the Chapel Royal. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge invited close friends and family to the christening.

A member of the media waits next to ladders placed by other media to ensure an elevated position, across the street from St. Mary's Hospital in London, Friday, July 19, 2013. Media are preparing for royal-mania as Britain's Duchess of Cambridge plans to give birth to the new third-in-line to the throne in mid-July, at the Lindo Wing. Cameras from all over the world are set to be jostling outside for an exclusive first glimpse of Britain's Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge's first child. (AP Photo/Lefteris Pitarakis)

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A member of the media waits next to ladders placed by other media to ensure an elevated position, across the street from St. Mary’s Hospital in London on Friday. Media are preparing for royal mania as Britain’s Duchess of Cambridge gives birth to the new third in line to the throne in mid-July, at the Lindo Wing. Cameras from all over the world are ready for a first glimpse of the first child of Prince William and Kate. 

Travelling In Style For Ladies Day...LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 20:  Racegoers travel by train from Waterloo station to Ascot racecourse to attend Royal Ascot on June 20, 2013 in London, England. The 'Royal Ascot' horse race meeting runs from June 18, 2013 until June 22, 2013 and has taken place since 1711. The racecourse is expected to welcome around 280,000 racegoers over the five days, including Her Majesty The Queen and other members of the Royal Family.  (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

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Racegoers travel by train from London Waterloo station to Ascot racecourse to attend the Royal Ascot in Berkshire, England. The Royal Ascot horse race meeting runs from June 18 until June 22, 2013. 

Dutch royal couple in Berlin...epa03729069 Daniela Schadt (R), partner of the German President, greets Dutch Queen Maxima (L) outside of the Bellevue Palace in Berlin,†Germany, 03 June 2013. The Dutch royal couple is on a two-day visit to Germany for the first time after the coronation.  EPA/Hannibal Hanschke

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Daniela Schadt, right, partner of the German president, and Dutch Queen Maxima, left, outside the Bellevue Palace in Berlin on Monday. The Dutch royal couple are on a two-day visit to Germany for the first time since the coronation of King Willem-Alexander

Gates Open On The 150th Royal Bath And West Show

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Pigs are brought from the judging ring at the Royal Bath and West Show near Shepton Mallet, England, on this year’s opening day on Wednesday. The show, which features livestock, agricultural machinery, trade-stands and locally produced food and drink, was first held in 1852 and is one of the oldest surviving agricultural events in England

HMS Edinburgh sails to Edinburgh

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Royal Navy aircraft engineers extend the rotor blades on a Lynx helicopter as it prepares for a morning flight onboard HMS Edinburgh during the ship’s farewell tour of the UK heading for Leith. The Royal Navy’s last Type 42 Destroyer will make her very last visit to Edinburgh before she is decommissioned

Anna Reynolds, curator for the Royal Collection, views ornate armour worn by Henry, Prince of Wales, at the Queen's Gallery, in Buckingham Palace, London May 7, 2013. The armour forms part of the "In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion" exhibition which will open on May 10.

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Anna Reynolds, curator for the Royal Collection, views ornate armour worn by Henry, Prince of Wales, at the Queen’s Gallery, in Buckingham Palace in London. The armour forms part of the “In Fine Style: The Art of Tudor and Stuart Fashion” exhibition which will open on May 10th.

Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh and President of the United Arab Emirates, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan inspect an honour guard comprised of members of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards during a ceremonial welcome  in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle on April 30, 2013 in Windsor, England. President Sheikh Khalifa begins a State visit to the UK today, the first for a UEA President in 24 years. Sheikh Khalifa will meet the British Prime Minister David Cameron tomorrow at his Downing Street residence.

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Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, president of the United Arab Emirates, inspects an honour guard comprised of members of the 1st Battalion Welsh Guards during a ceremonial welcome in the quadrangle of Windsor Castle. President Sheikh Khalifa begins a state visit to the UK on Tuesday, the first for a UAE president in 24 years.

Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daugthers (L-R) Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane wave on the balcony after the abdication ceremony of the King's mother at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, The Netherlands, 30 April 2013. Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands in an official act on 30 April signed her abdication to leave the Dutch throne to her eldest son Willem-Alexander.  EPA/ROBIN UTRECHT  / POOL

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Dutch King Willem-Alexander, Queen Maxima and their daugthers (L-R) Crown Princess Catharina-Amalia, Princess Alexia and Princess Ariane wave on the balcony after the abdication ceremony of the King’s mother at the Royal Palace Amsterdam, The Netherlands, on Tuesday. Royal Highness Princess Beatrix of the Netherlands in an official ceremony on Tuesday signed her abdication to leave the Dutch throne to her eldest son Willem-Alexander. 

LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 22:  Members of the King's Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun royal salute in Green Park to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II's 87th birthday on April 22, 2013 in London, England. Gun salutes in honour of the Queen's birthday have been postponed by one day this year as her actual birthday, which is on April 21st, fell on a Sunday.

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Members of the King’s Troop Royal Horse Artillery fire a 41-gun royal salute in Green Park to celebrate Queen Elizabeth II’s 87th birthday (April 22) in London, England. Gun salutes in honour of the Queen’s birthday have been postponed by one day this year as her actual birthday fell on a Sunday.