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Princess Eugenie's baby: our guesses for names for 2021's first big royal arrival

Princess Eugenie and her husband, Jack Brooksbank, are just weeks away from welcoming their first child. The couple, who wed in 2018, will become parents as 2021 gets underway. Their baby, thought to be due in February, will be eleventh in line to the throne and although they won’t have a royal title, they’ve got an impressive royal ancestry which might just end up influencing the…
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Sweden

The princes who wore tuxedos at home for a virtual night out

We’ve got used to seeing royals live and direct from their front rooms during the pandemic but they usually keep the dress code smart casual as they go about their virtual engagements. However, Sweden’s Prince Carl Philip and Prince Daniel have raised the digital bar by turning up to an online event in full black tie, even though they were both joining in from home. The princes chose…
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Features

President Donald Trump's run-ins with royalty

And then we came to the end. The controversial presidency of Donald J. Trump finishes at noon on January 20th 2021 but will be talked about for years to come. In his four years in charge of the United States of America, President Trump has had several brushes with royalty…
Features

The little house that became the setting for a big moment in royal history

It was a quiet country house, described by several who knew it as ‘’little’’ and a ‘’pied a terre’, given as a wedding present to a royal couple who were expected to linger on the fringes of regal life. Yet on July 2nd 1903, it became the birthplace of one of the most popular and celebrated monarchs of the 20th century. For it was at Appleton House, on the Sandringham Estate, that…
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The English queen buried amidst a castle garden

Amongst the prettiness of rolling countryside and the gentle sound of sheep grazing sits a castle with its own little chapel. The walls are golden yellow while around it grow sweet scented flowers and glossy, regal trees. But behind this calm serenity lies the tomb of a…
History

Meet Henry VIII’s most successful queen

On a hot summer day in 1543, a young widow married an ageing and much wed king in a ceremony that took many by surprise. By the time Katherine Parr said ‘I do’ to Henry VIII in the Queen’s Closet at Hampton Court Palace on July 12th 1543, his five previous unions and attitude towards marital harmony were such that continental contenders to be consort of England were all but running in the…
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