British Royals

Princess Diana's step-grandmother Dame Barbara Cartland died on this day in 2000

English novelist Dame Barbara Cartland was one of the most prolific and commercially successful writers of the twentieth century, publishing 723 novels before her death on May 21 2000. Known as the ‘Queen of Romance’, Ms Cartland had a little-known royal connection to Her Majesty the Queen – the author was step-grandmother to Diana, Princess of Wales. Ms Cartland’s daughter, Raine…
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British RoyalsThe Cambridges

The Duchess of Cambridge visits community garden

Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge today visited King Henry’s Garden Walk in Islington to see how the project brings people together through gardening and food cultivation. Organised by the Royal Horticultural Society, the visit included opportunities for the Duchess to speak to garden volunteers and members of The Garden Classroom team and to join children from nearby primary schools…
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International royalsJapan

Record number of people turn out to hear Emperor of Japan’s last New Year message before abdicating

Continuing the tradition which began on 1 January 1948, Their Majesties the Emperor and Empress opened the gates of the Imperial Palace in Tokyo this week to receive New Year greetings from the people of Japan. This year’s crowd was record-breaking with 154,800 citizens turning out to see Emperor Akihito and his family for his last New Year Greeting before his abdication. 2018 previously held…
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British Royals

Dame Barbara Cartland and The Royal Family

English novelist Dame Barbara Cartland was one of the most prolific and commercially successful writers of the twentieth century, publishing 723 novels before her death in May 2000. Known as the ‘Queen of Romance’, Ms Cartland had a little-known royal connection to Her…
DenmarkEuropean Royals

Prince Joachim gets behind the camera

His Royal Highness Prince Joachim of Denmark will undertake a new mission to find out who the Danish people really are as he narrates a new 6-part series for Danish network DR K which will be produced by Nordisk Film Production and broadcast in the autumn of 2019. The youngest son of Queen Margrethe and the late Prince Henrik said of his involvement with the programme: “I have always been…
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