British RoyalsThe Cambridges

The Duchess of Cambridge at 40: a new royal family

The Duchess of Cambridge has made no secret of the importance she places on family. As she celebrates her 40th birthday, Royal Central looks at how Catherine and William are building a new royal family. Entering their eleventh year of marriage, Catherine seamlessly fitted into the royal family from the beginning. She has taken on multiple patronages, many relating to mental health, including…
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FeaturesThe Wessexes

Lady Louise, the discreet upbringing of The Queen's youngest granddaughter

The Queen’s youngest granddaughter is now 18 and while her coming of age makes headlines, her upbringing has taken place further away from the public eye than that of many of her cousins. Lady Louise Alice Elizabeth Mary Mountbatten-Windsor, born on November 8th 2003, has had high profile roles at several royal weddings. Hitting the scene at age seven, Lady Louise served as a bridesmaid…
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Princess Anne and Family

Princess Anne plants a Jubilee Tree in Paris

The Queen’s Green Canopy has spread overseas with the help of her daughter, Princess Anne. During her Paris visit, the Princess Royal planted a Jubilee Tree at the residence of the British Ambassador to France. This was the first tree planted in a British embassy as part of the Jubilee project. At the planting, the Commonwealth was represented by ambassadors from Australia, New Zealand, the…
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Queen Noor - her wedding to King Hussein

As she celebrates her 70th birthday, we take a look at the romance and wedding of Queen Noor and King Hussein of Jordan. Queen Noor stepped onto the international stage 43 years ago when she married King Hussein bin Talal of Jordan. Born Lisa Najeeb Halaby, the…
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Madame de Pompadour: from sickly child to stateswoman

Royal mistresses were, for centuries, a fixture in royal courts. Some were loved, others hated and some became amongst the most important advisers at court. One of the most influential royal mistresses of all was Madame de Pompadour. Born in Paris in December 1721 as…
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The tiara worn by Diana on the day she became a princess

In recent years, British royals, when in need of a wedding day tiara, put in a request to the Queen, who seems happy to oblige. But forty years ago when the world tuned in to watch Lady Diana Spencer wed Prince Charles, the bride wore her family’s tiara for the big day. The Spencers are a British aristocratic family that can trace their history back for centuries. The Spencer Tiara was…
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