The Kents

The Duchess of Kent celebrates music at reception in London

It’s long been known as one of her great passions in life and earlier this month, the Duchess of Kent celebrated the world of music as she made a rare public appearance at an event in London. The duchess, in her role as Emeritus President of the Royal Northern College of Music, welcomed students past and present as well as staff to a special evening at St. James’ Palace. Over 90…
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The big royal wedding anniversaries of 2019

While all anniversaries are special to the couple involved, some get far more attention than others. The biggies, the landmarks, the ones ending in a 5 or a zero usually get everyone reminiscing and that’s never more true than with a royal wedding. In 2019, regal…
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Rare Edward VII love gifts stolen from historic castle

Romantic gifts from a king to the ancestress of a future queen consort have been stolen from the stately home where they were on show. Rare keepsakes made from gold and precious stones and presented by King Edward VII to his last mistress, Alice Keppel, have been taken from Sudeley Castle in Gloucestershire by thieves. The items, which include a golden Faberge cigarette case, a blue enamel…
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A Week in Royal History: Tudor Tales and Virtual Reality

Royal stories are never far from the headlines and if the modern monarchies can’t provide a tale then those who trod palace corridors before them are always on hand to give us a regal fix. This week, historic homes used by some of the most famous royals of them all have got everyone talking. Here’s a look at the royal history stories from the past seven days. Elizabeth I A castle…
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Belgium

Amedeo and Elisabetta introduce Belgium's new royal baby

Prince Amedeo of Belgium and his wife, Elisabetta, have announced the name they’ve picked for their new son. The little boy, who was born on September 6th 2019, has been called Maximilian. His name was made public as the couple introduced their second child to the world. Maximilian takes centre stage in a new photo of the family, sitting on his father’s lap while his big sister…
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