British Royals

Royal praise for soldiers helping build London's Nightingale Hospital

The Royal Family has expressed its thanks to those involved in turning the Excel Centre in London into a new hospital to treat patients with coronavirus. And the Duke of Gloucester led praise for the Armed Forces involved in setting up the NHS Nightingale Hospital which was been created in just a few weeks. The Duke, who is Colonel-in-Chief of the Royal Anglian Regiment, spoke of his pride in…
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Diana's iconic dress is frozen for posterity

The famous blue velvet gown worn by Diana, Princess of Wales to dance at the White House with John Travolta has been frozen. The dress has been chilled as part of a preservation process carried out by its new owners in a move designed to protect it and its new home. The gown, designed by Victor Edelstein and worn by Diana in 1985, was bought by Historic Royal Palaces at the end of 2019.
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The Queen

The Queen makes like the rest of us and dresses down for homeworking

Elizabeth II has a sharp understanding of what makes her nation tick. And as she allowed her weekly audience with the Prime Minister to be photographed for the first time, she revealed she has a lot in common with most of the British population right now. For as the Queen worked from home, she did it in a cardigan. Picture by Buckingham Palace For this historic phone call, Her Majesty went…
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Zita, Last Empress of Austria

She became an empress in the most difficult of circumstances and her short reign ended in exile and a lifetime of supporting her royal heritage from afar. Zita, Empress of Austria found herself with an imperial crown as a result of an assassination which sent the world to…
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Six beautiful buildings linked to Henry VIII's six wives

We’re all facing a very different way of life for the next while as measures are put in place to control and hopefully eradicate the spread of coronavirus. It means we’re all staying in more but that doesn’t mean we can’t travel from our sofas. Over the coming weeks, Royal Central will bring you virtual guides to royal locations around the world, a kind of pick and mix of…
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