Burying a Queen's Heart - Queen Marie of Romania

This autumn, the heart of a Queen and British-born princess will be laid to rest in Romania. Born in Kent as Princess Marie of Edinburgh, the second child and eldest daughter of Prince Alfred, Duke of Edinburgh and Grand Duchess Marie Alexandrovna, daughter of Tsar Alexander II, she received the names Marie Alexandra Victoria but was always known as “Missy” in the intimacy of the…
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The Great Royal Bake Off

It hasn’t even started yet and already Great British Bake Off fever has returned to the UK with just about everyone getting ready to go crazy again for meringues, macaroons and marble cake.   But while the twelve new stars of the BBC One show will no doubt win…

Profiling Lady Jane Grey's nine days as Queen

Though her reign is disputed by many, Lady Jane Grey is undoubtedly this country’s shortest reigning monarch. Jane is popularly known as the ‘Nine Days Queen’ because of her curtailed reign. It is often a view of many she was a victim of her cousin, Edward…

The stories of Queen Victoria's granddaughters: Maud, Queen of Norway

Princess Maud Charlotte Mary Victoria was the third daughter and youngest surviving child of the Prince and Princess of Wales, later King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra of Denmark, the daughter of King Christian IX of Denmark and Louise of Hesse-Kassel. Princess Maud was born at Marlborough House on 26 November 1869. She was baptised by John Jackson, Bishop of London at Marlborough House on 24…
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How much do the Cambridges cost the taxpayer?

Every year, the finances of both The Queen and the Prince of Wales are released, in great detail, to the media and the public. While figures show that the Prince of Wales is a net contributor to public funds, the funding arrangements of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge…
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New photo exhibition shows Queen, Camilla and William in remarkable mirrored portraits

A new exhibition which begins this month at Eleven in London titled The Queen’s People is set to show some of Britain’s high office holders in their traditional outfits, using a photographic technique inspired by 17th century portrait painting. The collection of photographs, which will go on display from 19th August – 19th September this year, are all produced in the same…
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Stories of the Stuarts: Oak Apple Day

Oak Apple Day was a formal public holiday celebrated in England on the 29th May in recognition of the Restoration of the Monarchy in 1660 following ‘The Commonwealth’ of England and rule of Oliver Cromwell from 1649. It is so named ‘Oak Apple Day&#8217…
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Tiptoe through the tulips: Prince Charles & Camilla attend Sandringham Flower Show

Arriving by carriage as per tradition, The Prince of Wales attended the 134th Sandringham Flower Show with The Duchess of Cornwall on Wednesday. Prince Charles has been Patron of the Sandringham Estate Cottage Horticultural Society since 2002. Embed from Getty Images Sandringham Flower Show is one of the most celebrated horticultural events in the East of England. Taking place Sandringham Park…
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