Could Jack the Ripper have been a member of the British royal family?

It’s been more than 130 years since Whitechapel, London, witnessed a disturbing string of five murders between 1888 to 1891 and historians and interested observers still argue about the true identity of Jack the Ripper. In the intervening years accusations have been levelled against a wide variety of characters – both infamous and not – who may have been the serial killer. The royal family…
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European RoyalsState & Ceremonial

Austrians start a year of celebrations for Emperor Maximilian I

The Austrian Catholic Church yesterday began a year of honour to mark the 500th anniversary of the death of Maximilian I, founder of Austria’s Catholic Habsburg Empire. As Austria has sought to distance itself from its Christian past and national history in recent decades, this decision to publicly honour the former Catholic ruler marks a noteworthy change in mainstream Austrian culture. Dubbed…
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International royalsThailand

Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn expected to chair committee overseeing coronation events for Thai King

Prime Minister Prayut Chan-o-cha of Thailand announced this week that the government will call on Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn to chair a government-appointed committee to oversee the organisation and preparation of the coronation of her brother, His Majesty King Maha Vajiralongkorn, which is scheduled for early May this year. Speaking in a special televised event following…
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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…
European RoyalsSpain

King and Queen of Spain preside over 98th annual ABC International Journalism Awards

Their Majesties King Felipe and Queen Letizia of Spain were on hand this week to honour the winners of the journalistic prizes awarded by the newspaper ABC, which recognises excellence in the fields of journalism and photography in the previous year. This year’s winners included: Gregorio Marañón who was awarded the Mariano de Cavia for his article “La desmemoria que no ceesa&#8221…
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