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When were the most reigning monarchs related to each other?

I think the Bourbons should be mentionned. In 1752, the French king was a bourbon (Louis the XV), the Spanish king was a bourbon (Fernando VI - sort of cousin to Louis the XV), the king of Sicily was ...
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What's the reason behind the 17th century tradition of British monarchs being depicted on coins facing in the opposite direction to their predecessor?

I find the answer given by news outlets to be insufficient, as it still does not answer what the symbolic meaning or reason behind this tradition that began with Charles II is. And correctly so, ...
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Are state funerals always held on a Monday?

This may be relevant to the thinking behind the question. It was planned well in advance that the funeral of Her late Majesty, our dearly beloved Queen, would be on the tenth day after her death, ...
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Are state funerals always held on a Monday?

According to wikipedia, Winston Churchill had a state funeral which was held on Saturday, January 30th 1965, so the answer is "no", state funerals are not always held on a Monday.
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When were the most reigning monarchs related to each other?

First contender: Carlo Bounaparte (1746–1785). Had 13 children: 4 who became monarchs. Joseph (1768–1844) King of Naples (1806–08) & King of Spain (1808–13) Napoleon (1769–1821) Emperor of the ...
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At the time of her death, were there any surviving witnesses to the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II?

You may need to define "witness"; Her coronation was broadcast live in the US and I expect Canada. No doubt many witnesses like me, to the broadcast. Most probably watching on 12, 14 ,or 16&...

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