Princess Anne and Family

The Princess Royal plants more trees for the Jubilee

Armed with a shovel, the Princess Royal has been planting another tree for the Queen’s Green Canopy. People throughout the United Kingdom are encouraged to plant a sustainable tree to mark Her Majesty’s Platinum Jubilee. For the second time in a week, the Princess Royal contributed to the Queen’s Green Canopy. This time Princess Anne dug in at St Barnabas Church of England Primary School…
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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 Jeanne Antoinette Poisson, she came from a well-to-do background and at the age of five, she was sent away to school run by the…
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Diana, 60 Years: A woman of many titles

“Princess Diana,” “Lady Di,” “the People’s Princess” these are all familiar names we know refer to Diana, Princess of Wales. Throughout her life, many titles preceded Diana’s name. Not of royal blood, Diana was technically born a commoner though she was an…
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The Duchess of Gloucester is turning 75 and not slowing down

One of the busiest members of the Royal Family is celebrating a special birthday this month. Birgitte, the Duchess of Gloucester, is 75 on June 20th. The mother of three is married to the Queen’s cousin Prince Richard, the Duke of Gloucester. Originally from Denmark, the Duchess of Gloucester was studying at Cambridge when she met Prince Richard, younger son of Prince Henry, Duke of…
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BBC Panorama investigation into Martin Bashir's Diana interview is delayed

The BBC was due to air a Panorama investigation this week examining the 1995 interview between the Diana, Princess of Wales and Martin Bashir. Now the investigation has been delayed due to a “significant duty of care issue” according to the BBC. They have not announced if and when the investigation will be aired. The news of the programme’s postponement comes after an inquiry headed…
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