Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen's visit to Cork commemorated

In 2011, The Queen and Prince Philip completed a historic state visit to the Republic of Ireland. It was the first visit of a reigning monarch to the Republic of Ireland, as the last visit was in 1911 by her grandfather, King George V, before Ireland fought for independence. While in Ireland, their last stop was in Cork, where they visited the popular English Market. In honour of the visit, the…
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InterestsPalaces & Buildings

Historic Royal Palaces properties set to reopen for summer 2021

Several Historic Royal Palaces properties are set to reopen in England in the next month, with COVID-19 restrictions easing. The Tower of London, Hampton Court Palace, Kensington Palace, and Kew Palace will all be reopening soon to welcome guests again to explore royal history. The Tower of London is reopening on Wednesday 19 May to the public (open Wednesday to Sunday). Officially titled…
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FashionThe Netherlands

Maxima at 50: The Sparkling Consort

Today, Queen Máxima is celebrating her 50th birthday. She has been Queen Consort since April of 2013 when her husband became King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands. During her tenure as Princess of Orange and now Queen of the Netherlands, she has had access to some incredible jewels.  The Dutch Royal Family’s jewels aren’t owned by individual members for the most part but rather…
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FeaturesThe Netherlands

Maxima at 50: How she developed a royal style of her own

On 17 May 2021, Queen Máxima of the Netherlands will be turning 50 years old. In honour of her milestone birthday, Royal Central is looking back at some of her notable fashion moments. Since her wedding to the then-Prince of Orange, Willem-Alexander, Máxima has always been a favourite for royal fashion watchers. She has never been afraid to take a risk, and you can always expect a…
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