Royal Burials: Basilica of St Denis

The west facade of the Basilica (Photo credit: Wikimedia Commons). The Basilica of St Denis, the burial site of the Kings of France, is located in northern Paris, in the suburb of Saint-Denis. Saint Denis is a Christian martyr and patron saint of France and served as the first bishop of Paris in the third century. The Basilica dedicated to this famous French saint is an architectural landmark, as…
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Why the notion of The Queen abdicating is ridiculous

This year, the Emperor of Japan has declared his wish to abdicate. Inevitably, this has led to great discussion in the United Kingdom over whether or not Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II could stand down also. Not only is this suggestion inherently incorrect, it is also deeply…
The Sussexes

Prince Harry: Run for worthy cause

The 2017 London Marathon could be the launchpad for conversation on mental health, Prince Harry has said. Addressing the public in a video message, the fifth to the throne appealed for those still undecided to sign up and run in support of the Heads Together charity. The message is part of a wider campaign spearheaded by Harry and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge with the ambition to end stigma…
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The Queen

Brian Blessed: ''Queen is enchanting professional''

It is not unusual for those who get the chance to meet the Queen to speak of their awe at her warm and kind character. And it seems that veteran actor Brian Blessed is no different. Speaking after receiving an OBE from the monarch at Windsor Castle for services to art and…
InsightThe Netherlands

King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima opened the "Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography" exhibition

Last Monday King Willem-Alexander and Queen Máxima of the Netherlands opened the exhibition “Mapping Australia: Country to Cartography” in the Aboriginal Art Museum (AAMU) in Utrecht. The Royal Couple visited the exhibition in preparation for the state visit to Australia and New Zealand that  will take place in late October and early November. Exactly 400 years ago, Dutchman Dirk…
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Autumn greetings from Swedish Royal Kids

For a long time now, the Swedish Royal Family has accustomed us to sweet moments shared on social media. Often we are presented with new official photos, but also very spontaneous and unexpected pictures of the newest members of the family. Recently with the arrival of the…
The Cambridges

Duke of Cambridge to present Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards

He has just wrapped up a successful week-long tour in Canada, and it will be business as usual for Prince William as soon as he returns home. The Duke of Cambridge will be presenting the Ministry of Defence Employer Recognition Scheme Gold Awards, during a ceremony at the Royal Hospital Chelsea on Wednesday, 12 October. The scheme was launched by former Prince Minister David Cameron in August 2014…
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