The Queen

A wave of applause for The Queen at a river based tribute marking her historic reign

People in London are being encouraged to line the banks of the Thames on September 9th 2015 to cheer The Queen as she becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. Organisers of a special flotilla of boats which will take to the river to mark the occasion are asking residents and visitors alike to stand along the Thames and clap The Queen into history on this very special day. The…
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History

The stories of Queen Victoria's granddaughters: Princess Helena Victoria

Princess Helena Victoria, known as Thora, loved tennis and golf We’re used to seeing the Duke of Kent at Wimbledon and in recent years, the Duchess of Cambridge has become a regular supporter of the tennis played at the All England Club. But rewind nine decades and another royal was a familiar face there. A princess known to her family as Thora regularly cropped up on the Pathe newsreels of the…
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King Richard III brings extra visitors to Leicester on the first Bosworth anniversary since his reinterment

For years, August 22nd was the one time in the year when the focus really fell on Richard III. The last king of the House of York lost his throne and his life on that date when he lost the Battle of Bosworth to the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. And for the long time when Richard’s burial place was lost, the end of his story was remembered on the anniversary of Bosworth. But all that has…
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Stories of the Stuarts: Abigail Masham

Abigail Masham was the Daughter of Francis Hill and through relatives, she already had a very close connection to the court of Queen Anne. Abigail’s Mother was the former Elizabeth Jennings, aunt to Sarah, Duchess of Marlborough, her second cousin was Robert Harley…
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Sophie's surprise: why The Countess of Wessex is now the world's most stylish royal

As summer draws to an end, there is a new royal fashion queen in town and it’s not who you might expect. In the quiet days of August, several polls have appeared telling us who the most stylish royals are and one woman keeps floating to the top of them. The Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Letizia of Spain might have got the most headlines in recent months but both of them lose out in the summer…
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