History

Newly discovered early portrait of Elizabeth I to be displayed

The art dealer and BBC Historian Philip Mould has discovered what could be the earliest full-length portrait of Elizabeth I as Queen. The painting is currently on display at 18-19 Pall Mall after being restored. Art historians and critics have been amazed by the painting which is rather different to most other portraits of Queen Elizabeth I. Rather than the beautiful court paintings we are used to…
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British Royals

Garter day will be held next Monday

Every year in June, in the week of Royal Ascot, the Garter day service is held. This service and procession marks the installation of new members of the Most Noble Order of the Garter. This year the event is to be held on Monday 18th June. The Most Noble Order of the Garter…
HistoryInsight

Memorial to Welsh Princess vandalised

A few weeks ago a memorial plaque which was dedicated to the Welsh Princess Gwenllian went missing from its usual location at the top of Snowdon. It has since been returned to the Princess Gwenllian society by a local man named Rhys Jones, but the plaque was found to be smashed. The thirteenth century Princess is revered in Welsh history as she was the daughter of the last sovereign Prince of…
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OtherThe Queen

Why does the Queen have two birthdays?

The Queen’s birthday is coming up soon, if you are experiencing a feeling of Déjà vu, don’t worry you are not imagining the fact that the Queen also had a birthday in April. The second Saturday in June is known as Queen Elizabeth’s official birthday, but…
Princess Anne and Family

Mike lovingly rubs Zara's bump at Royal wedding

Zara Tindall is trending on Twitter right now for giggling during the address given by Rev. Michael Curry along with other members of the Royal family. However, amongst the celebration and giggling was this lovely moment between Zara and her husband Mike as he gently held his wife’s blossoming bump. Thirty-seven year old Zara, daughter of Princess Anne, is currently eight months pregnant but…
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Mother of the bride: Doria Ragland

Meghan’s mother Doria spent the evening before the Royal Wedding with her daughter at Cliveden House Hotel. The pair arrived yesterday evening looking happy and relaxed. Last night, Doria was able to spend some quality time with Meghan before she takes part in today’s historic wedding. What do we know about Doria Ragland, mother of the bride? Sixty-one-year-old Doria hails from Ohio in…
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