Princess Anne and Family

Princess Anne tells Team GB: 'This is your Olympics'

The Princess Royal has sent a good luck message to Team GB as the final countdown to the Tokyo Olympics gets under way. Princess Anne, who is President of the British Olympic Association, told the team ”This is your Olympics. It will be different, but not in its importance to you. Savour it, and above all, enjoy it.” The Princess, who will be watching from home rather than…
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Features

The many marriages of King Henry VIII

Henry VIII is famous for many things but perhaps the most talked about is his penchant for weddings. The king with six wives clearly enjoyed being married even if those he tied the knot with ended up less than impressed. However, Henry didn’t like to make a fuss about…
The Kents

The early life of the Duchess of Kent - from minor aristocracy to becoming one of the most respected royals

She has long been one of the most popular and well respected members of the Royal Family, even thought she stepped back from public life many years ago. The Duchess of Kent is held in warm regard by many and her calm demeanour and devotion to charitable causes turned her into a cornerstone of the House of Windsor in the late 20th century. However, her early life gave no indication of the royal…
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Three lions on a shirt - and the king who helped put them there

He spent little time in England but one very famous king’s emblem is now on the lips of millions in the country he ruled but rarely visited. Football fans across the land are singing ‘Three Lions on a Shirt’ and it’s all thanks to Richard I. Appropriately known as Lionheart, Richard was the first English king to put a hat trick of lions on his coat of arms and his choice…
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Sweden

Sweden's king reflects on his place in history as coalition government clings to power

King Carl XVI Gustaf has overseen a special gathering at the Royal Palace in Stockholm as Sweden saw a Prime Minister only recently voted out of power take the reins of government once more. As the Swedish monarch welcomed Stefan Lofven and his new administration to a council meeting that marks the start of their tenure, he spoke of his own place in the politics of chte country. Addressing…
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