British RoyalsHistory

Did the battle that saw the demise of the first King Charles start earlier than first believed?

While King Charles III has just announced plans for his coronation plans this coming May, a King Charles of the past is also back in the news again. Archaeologists in Warwickshire have uncovered evidence that points to an earlier start to the first battle of the civil war, which saw the demise of King Charles I. The first recorded battle of the English Civil War took place in August of…
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Features

The 'Windsor Beauties' take centre stage in new look at society and style

A new exhibition at Hampton Court Palace is exploring the standards of beauty around the royal court and how those can be explored in a modern context. “Permissible Beauty” opened at Hampton Court Palace last week in the Communication Gallery and Cartoon Gallery. The exhibition features the “Windsor Beauties”, a set of portraits by British artist Sir Peter Lely featuring several…
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Greece

The Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens - the setting for the final part of a King's story

On Tuesday, 10 January, King Constantine II died in Athens, Greece, at Hygeia Hospital at the age of 82 from stroke complications. His private funeral will be held in Athens on Monday, 16 January, at the Metropolitan Cathedral of Athens.  The Metropolitan Cathedral of the Annunciation is informally known as the Mētrópolis and is below the Acropolis in Athens. It is a Greek Orthodox…
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Greece

The royals buried at Tatoi

King Constantine II of Greece, the former King of the Hellenes, died in Athens on Tuesday, 10 January. He will be buried at Tatoi Royal Cemetery at the Greek Royal Family’s former summer home in Greece. Tatoi Palace was the summer estate of the Greek royals…
The Gloucesters

Prince Richard - the spare who was unexpectedly called up for royal duties following the death of the heir

While The Duke of Gloucester is not one of the more recognisable members of The Royal Family, he has dedicated himself to a role that he was never meant to have and provided indelible support to his cousin, Queen Elizabeth II. Prince Richard Alexander Walter George was born to Prince Henry and Princess Alice, the Duke & Duchess of Gloucester on 26 August 1944, nearly three years after his…
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