Royal News

Which European monarchs are in line for the British crown?

While most people tend to focus on the first ten to twenty people in line for the British throne, particularly when there is a new member of the family and the line shifts, the line of succession is far longer than that. And there are actually several monarchs of other kingdoms that are in line for the British throne. His Majesty King Harald V of NorwayKing Harald V of Norway is currently the…
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History

The only joint coronation in British history

11 April will be the 335th anniversary of a very unique British coronation- the only joint coronation in British history. Queen Mary II and King William III were crowned as co-monarchs at Westminster Abbey after being offered the crown. King James II became King…
History

The mistress who ruled over a controversial king

He was the monarch who had to fight for a throne but then relied on a mistress for advice with a queen who arrived at court to find another holding power. And in the middle of their marriage was a woman with ambition, brains and no sense of self control. Our special read brings to life a mesmerising moment in royal history. Charles II, the Merry Monarch, had several different mistresses.
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History

The Enlightenment Princess of Wales who helped change the Monarchy

Caroline of Ansbach was Princess of Wales from 1714 to 1727; her father-in-law, King George I, inherited the throne upon Queen Anne’s death and began the Hanoverian dynasty. She remains one of the most interesting women to hold the title of Princess of Wales and left her mark on British society and the monarchy itself. Caroline spent much of her teenage years at the Prussian court after both…
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Features

The society queen who was determined her own jewels would be worn by royals

Margaret Greville is not a commonly known name. However, her legacy can be seen on several members of the Royal Family to this day. Many of the tiaras, necklaces, and brooches worn today in the royal family were originally owned by The Hon. Mrs Ronald Greville, but how did they end up in the possession of the royals?  Born in December 1863, Margaret Helen Anderson was the daughter of William…
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