Prince & Princess of Wales

The Duchess of Cambridge's kiss from Alfie on a day out in Lancashire

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made a new four-legged friend in Lancashire on Thursday. The couple visited Clitheroe Community Hospital to meet with healthcare workers. They met with several staff members to discuss the challenges that rural healthcare workers and medical centres are facing during the global health crisis. William and Catherine met future therapy dog, Alfie. The…
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The artistic Queen - How Margrethe of Denmark forged a public profile outside her royal role

Queen Margrethe II of Denmark is celebrating her Golden Jubilee this year. On 14 January 1972, she succeeded her father, King Frederick IX. In honour of her Golden Jubilee, we will be looking at her life and reign here on Royal Central. Throughout her life, Margrethe has been heavily involved with the visual and performing arts, which has continued through her reign. While many royals take on a…
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Which royal patronages has Prince Andrew lost?

As announced by Buckingham Palace earlier today, The Duke of York has given back his military appointments and patronages to The Queen. While he had already stepped down as patron from several organisations due to his ongoing legal issues, he has now renounced all…
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Kate at 40: Jewels and The Duchess

On 9 January, the Duchess of Cambridge will be turning 40. To mark this milestone, we are looking at some of her most famous jewellery choices. Catherine’s introduction to royal jewellery came in October 2010 when Prince William proposed to her with his mother’s sapphire and diamond engagement ring. Set in Ceylon gold, it was made by Garrard, the royal jeweller. At her…
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Hermitage worker finds 100-year-old candy in a Romanov dress

A restorer working at The Hermitage Museum in St. Petersburg has found a sweet surprise while working on a Romanov gown. Galina Fedorova, a worker in the Laboratory of Scientific Tissue Restoration, is working on a 1903 gown and discovered a piece of candy in the pocket. While unstitching one of the sleeves that was lightly closed, a small jewel-like object fell out. It turned out to be a…
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