Spain

All eyes on Princess Leonor as milestone birthday approaches

October will be a busy month for Spain’s future queen. Amid her military training, the Princess of Asturias will celebrate her 18th birthday with a host of ceremonial and constitutional events to mark the occasion. Princess Leonor, who turns 18 on 31 October, will swear an oath to the Spanish Constitution on her birthdate in a ceremony before the Cortes Generales involving both the Congress…
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Prince & Princess of Wales

The Princess of Wales visits shopping centre to see work supporting people fleeing Ukraine

The Princess of Wales made an unannounced visit to the Vsi Razom Community Hub in Bracknell on Wednesday, meeting with Ukrainian refugees and community organisers who oversee support in the area. Catherine’s visit coincided with the first anniversary of the creation of the Vsi Razom Community Hub, founded by two women who wanted to put together packages to support Ukrainians. During her…
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Features

The coronation of England's first queen regnant

There have only been a handful of queen regnants in Britain’s history. Queen Elizabeth II was the most recent, having reigned a historic 70 years, but 400 years before her reign began, the first queen regnant was crowned: Queen Mary I. The eldest daughter of Henry VIII and his first wife, Catherine of Aragon, Mary Tudor, lived a tumultuous life. Born as a legitimate heir, then named…
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British Royals

The royal dukedom once considered to carry a curse

It’s a title with a potent history, held by some of the best known names in English royal history. Over 700 years since it was first created, it remains a familiar royal dukedom. There have been six Dukes of Gloucester throughout history, the first created in 1385…
British Royals

The colourful engagement rings of the House of Windsor

They are some of the most famous royal engagement rings in the world and many of them are far from just diamonds. From the Queen Mother to Princess Eugenie, sapphires are a popular choice amongst the Windsors. However, other women have also worn rubies, emeralds, and a unique stone from an architect prince. Here’s Royal Central’s look at the bright and beautiful rings of the brides of…
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