The Queen

The 17-year-old who attempted to assassinate The Queen

The day is 13th June 1981, The Queen’s Birthday Parade is just getting underway and The Queen was riding on her horse Burmese to Horse Guards Parade to begin the Troop. Her Majestywas about to turn into the Parade groundwhen, from the crowd, six shots were fired. 17-year-old Marcus Serjeant had planned, and nearly succeeded, to go to the troop with a live firearm to assassinate…
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Insight

Prince George - King George VII or VIII?

The expectation is that Prince George of Cambridge will one day become King George VII when he succeeds his father to the throne, but as with all things royal, the truth might not be quite so simple. Upon accession to the throne, monarchs are perfectly entitled to be…
The Queen

5 reasons why Queen Elizabeth II will not abdicate

For many years now it has been apparent that Prince Charles has been stepping up his duties as The Queen reduces her own. This is a sure sign that Prince Charles is preparing for the role that he will one day fulfil, though not just yet. To completely dispel any idea that abdication is the word on The Queen’s lips at the moment, here are 5 reasons why Her Majesty won’t abdicate. 1. ‘I…
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Belgium

Who is Queen Mathilde of the Belgians?

Mathilde Marie Christiane Ghislaine d’Udekem d’Acoz was born on 20 January 1973. She is the oldest child of Jonkheer Patrick d’Udekem d’Acoz and his wife, Countess Anna Maria Komorowska. Through her mother’s paternal family, Mathilde has Polish noble ancestry, as…
FeaturesMonaco

Who was Prince Rainier III of Monaco?

As we mark 90 years since Princess Grace of Monaco’s birth, we take a look at her husband, the late Prince of Monaco, Rainier III. Prince Rainier III of Monaco was born 31 May 1923 in the Prince’s Palace ofMonaco. He was the younger child and only son of Monégasque Hereditary Princess Charlotte, Duchess of Valentinois, and Prince Pierre de Polignac. The Prince was the first…
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FeaturesPrince Charles and Camilla

The Prince of Wales – a biography of his life

Since the thirteenth century, the title of Prince of Wales has been given to the heir apparent, which in this case is now Prince Charles. A little over ten years after his birth, on 26 July 1958, Her Majesty The Queen’s first-born son Charles was invested as the Prince of Wales. Charles is currently the longest-serving heir apparent in British history, a position he has held since…
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