Features

The queen who was kissed on the lips by a fan hundreds of years after she had died

A cold, February day in 1669 and a rather famous Londoner was out and about, looking for something to do on his birthday. The man in question also happened to be addicted to writing in his diary and so we know that, on February 23rd 1669, Samuel Pepys kissed a Queen of England on the lips to mark his special day. The twist? She’d been dead for over 200 years. The queen in question was…
Read more
The Edinburghs

A royal trolley service as the Duke of Edinburgh joins volunteers to serve up hospital lunch

The Duke of Edinburgh rolled up his sleeves and dished out lunch to patients at a London hospital as he met volunteers working towards the award his father set up. Prince Edward, who is patron of the Duke of Edinburgh charity, joined young people volunteering at King’s College Hospital NHS Foundation Trust to share their experiences. The Duke helped prepare the lunch service before…
Read more
Royal News

King Charles banknotes set to enter circulation

New banknotes featuring the image of King Charles will enter circulation within months. The King will feature on £5, £10, £20 and £50 notes issued from June 5th 2024. Notes bearing the image of Queen Elizabeth II will remain as legal tender and will continue to be…
Royal News

Prince William expresses deep concern over situation in Middle East

The Prince of Wales says he remains ”deeply concerned” about the situation in the Middle East. The Prince said, in a statement, that ”sometimes it is only when faced with the sheer scale of human suffering that the importance of a permanent peace is brought home.” Prince William issued the statement as he began a series of engagements focused on those providing…
Read more
Features

Is this the best royal wedding dress of all?

It’s elegant, timeless and yet very much suited to its wearer. And three decades on, it’s still irresistibly beautiful. Which begs the question, is Lady Sarah Chatto’s bridal gown the best royal wedding dress of them all? Embed from Getty Images It was designed by Jasper Conran and its beauty lies in its simplicity. The gown is made of ivory georgette with a corsetted…
Read more