May 31

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Prince Phillip, Nicholas II in a ceremonial uniform

Tsar quality: Prince Phillip’s DNA could unlock mystery of last murdered Russian royals:

DNA samples taken from Prince Philip will be used to help identify the remains of bodies suspected to be those of the last two Romanov children, killed by the Bolsheviks during the Russian Revolution.

Speaking at the Hay literary festival on Monday, historian and writer Simon Sebag Montefiore said the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, has agreed to speak with him on the issue of his DNA being used. Continue reading »

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