Queen Elizabeth II

Famous faces and faith leaders lend their support to the Platinum Jubilee tree planting celebrations

The Queen’s Green Canopy launched on Monday, 17 May in honour of the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee in 2022. The UK-wide tree planting initiative plans to have 3 million saplings planted from October 2021 to March 2022. Schools, community groups, and individuals can apply to the trust to receive trees from the Woodland Trust. The Prince of Wales planted the first tree, a Verdun Oak, at…
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FeaturesThe Netherlands

Máxima at 50: reinventing the role of Queen Consort

Queen Máxima of the Netherlands celebrates her 50th birthday today, and Royal Central is looking at her life and role. As Princess of Orange from 2002 and now Queen Consort from 2013, she has been a dedicated wife, mother, and public figure. However, she occupies a somewhat unique position in modern Dutch history. She is the first Queen Consort in more than a century and has worked to make the…
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FashionHistory

Fashion Favourite: Princess Alexandra of Denmark

Royal fashion is still a popular topic today, with RepliKates and Mirror-Megs immediately selling out on the spot. And with the late Princess of Wales’ wedding dress about to go on display, it is obvious that royal wedding dresses are pieces of history. We continue our Fashion Favourites series with the trendsetting Princess (and later Queen) Alexandra of Denmark, who played a large role in…
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HistoryNorway

Atlantic Crossing airs on PBS dramatising the escape of the Crown Princess of Norway to the United States during World War II

Atlantic Crossing is now airing on PBS in the United States and Canada. It is an eight-part mini-series, looking at the Crown Princess of Norway’s escape to safety in the United States with her children during the Second World War and her friendship with American President Franklin D. Roosevelt. It stars Sofia Helin as Crown Princess Martha and Kyle MacLachlan as Franklin Roosevelt. Atlantic…
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