Lady Jane Grey, England's Forgotten Queen: An interview with Dr Helen Castor (Part 1)

You might know her as “The Nine Days Queen,” and Lady Jane Grey has become a sort of tragic romantic figure in English history because of her short reign and eventual beheading. But who was this teenage girl who came to the throne as the first proclaimed queen of England, and should she really be considered a monarch at all? I met with Dr Helen Castor, historian, author, and BBC…
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The Queen and Angela Kelly: The woman who helped create a royal image

Royal watchers have been abuzz since it was announced last month that The Queen has given her personal advisor and designer Angela Kelly the “extraordinary permission” to publish a book about her experiences in the Royal Household. But with the upcoming release of The Other Side of the Coin: The Queen, the Dresser and the Wardrobe, you might be wondering, exactly who is Angela…
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Diana's visits to Pakistan

Pakistan held a special place in Diana, Princess of Wales’s heart, and the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge will follow in her footsteps when they travel to the country this autumn. Ahead of the Cambridges’ tour in October, we’re taking a look at the visits…

Royal style roundup: September 2019

Kristin Contino, Chief Reporter Princess Beatrice’s engagement was certainly a highlight of the royal month, and her green floral dress was a fashion favourite for me. Although I originally thought it was an Erdem, it proved to be a Zimmerman frock, the £595…
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Love texting about Meghan and Kate? There's an emoji for that

When you’re texting your friends about the latest royal news and you’ve exhausted your usual royal gifs, you might want to break out the big guns. Yes, there are now Royal Family emojis. Officially launched this past week, the KATEMOJI and MeghanMoji apps are now available in more than 155 countries. The apps feature 100 emoji stickers, animated emojis, and hand-lettered word and…
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Meghan's clothing line sales will support Smart Works for the next year

Although the items in the Duchess of Sussex’s ‘Smart Set’ clothing collection were predicted to be a quick sellout during the collection’s two-week run to support charity Smart Works, the impact of this initiative will continue long past this month. Sussex Royal shared on their official Instagram account that so many items were purchased in the collection’s first…
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