History

The Controversial King: The Rise of George IV

On 29 January 1820, George IV ascended the throne to become the King of Great Britain. The oldest child of King George III and Queen Charlotte, George IV is remembered for his role as Regent and style setter rather than his reign as King.  George IV’s lasting legacy was the Regency period, as the Regent in question. The Regency is known for a flourishing of arts and literature, the…
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Right royal friendships! A look at royal friendships across the globe

Royal life can be difficult, and royals have often felt isolated because of their position. However, there is one person that will understand your life as a royal – other royals. There have been many royal friendships across the centuries, with cousins and friends coming together to support one another. George V of Great Britain and Nicholas II of Russia Although George and…
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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…
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 return then, there will be a new Queen’s Speech, outlining the new domestic agenda. The Queen has agreed to suspend…
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The Alexandra Rose Charity: A British institution inspired by a Danish princess

The Alexandra Rose Charity is a well-established British charity, which was founded in 1912 by Queen Alexandra. The charity provides Rose Vouchers to low-income families in order to afford healthy fruits and vegetables.  Embed from Getty Images Alexandra was originally a Princess of Denmark and maintained strong ties to Denmark throughout her life. She learned of a priest selling silk roses in…
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