Thailand

BREAKING: Thailand’s King strips his consort of her titles for disloyalty

King Vajiralongkorn of Thailand has stripped his royal consort of her titles and military ranks for disloyalty. Sineenat Wongvajirapakdi has been rescinded of all her titles according to Thailand’s royal palace – just a few months after her high-profile appointment. The former consort allegedly opposed the King installing his wife, Suthida, as Queen, stating that it should have been…
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The Sussexes

Harry & Meghan to take a six-week break from royal duties

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are to take a six-week break from royal duties, starting next month. According to The Sunday Times, Harry & Meghan are planning to have some “family time” alone with Archie. The Sussex family will split their time during their royal hiatus in both the UK and US, with Archie expected to spend his first Thanksgiving in Los Angeles with his…
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The Yorks

Princess Eugenie takes up new patronage

To coincide with Anti-Slavery Day, Princess Eugenie of York has announced that she is to become Patron of a charity which aims to eradicate all forms of slavery and related abuses. Taking to Instagram, the 29-year-old royal revealed that she has become a Patron of…
State & Ceremonial

What is the Sword of State and Cap of Maintenance?

People all over the world will be familiar with the Imperial State Crown and all that it represents. With almost 3,000 precious stones making up the headpiece, it is only seen at State Openings of Parliament and Coronations of the Monarch. But what about the other two items of royal insignia which are also only present at the most regal of events? The Great Sword of State and the Cap of…
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Opinion

The Editors' Debate: No - The Queen should NOT wear the Crown to the State Opening of Parliament

Following on from Desk Editor Lydia Starbuck’s opinion piece that The Queen should wear her crown for the State Opening of Parliament next week, Editor-in-Chief Charlie Proctor says the regalia should be left in the Tower of London where it belongs. Imagine walking over to your 93-year-old grandmother and making her balance a shoe, a block of butter and a guinea pig on her head all at…
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