History

Royal pets – A look at the royals and their beloved companions

For centuries and centuries, royals have adored their beloved pets the same as we have. Royal canine companions have held a treasured place in royal families for over 500 years, and we continue to see them highlighted in family photos and holiday cards. There is more than one royal pet cemetery in Europe, and they hold treasured places. Charles II and His Spaniels Although spaniels were a…
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Features

The Many Mistresses of King Edward VII

King Edward VII’s reign was relatively short, lasting from January 1901 to 1910. Although he is often cited as the (now) second longest serving Prince of Wales, Edward was infamously known for his love life rather than his time as king. He had several notable mistresses who shared his life with him over the years. Edward married Princess Alexandra of Denmark at 21 in 1863. Their marriage was…
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History

When Charles I prorogued Parliament

With the date for Brexit currently set on 31 October 2019, the UK Parliament is fast running out of time to debate all of the options. However, on 28 August, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson asked The Queen to suspend Parliament for five weeks until 14 October. When MPs…
History

The Illegitimate Royals: William IV and Mrs Jordan's family

Illegitimate children are not uncommon in royal families, especially in past centuries. Marriages were used for dynastic and political reasons and not for love. However, the children of George III were rather well-known for their illegitimate children. William IV and Mrs Jordan’s family of illegitimate children was one of the largest families of George II’s children.  Dorothea Jordan (also…
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The Wessexes

Sophie's support for the countryside

Sophie, the Countess of Wessex, has become a dedicated senior member of the Royal Family in the last decade. She has chosen to support a number of different causes and represents The Queen across the Commonwealth. Her Royal Highness is a patron to a number of organisations…
History

Where to see Wallis Simpson's fashion

Wallis Simpson was a polarising figure in the British Royal Family and continues to divide royal watchers today. Born on 19 June 1896 as Bessie Wallis Warfield, Simpson would go on to marry the former King Edward VIII. The women in the British Royal Family have been using fashion and style to make statements for centuries. Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother very specifically used fashion to create…
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