British RoyalsCoronavirusSpainThe Netherlands

The Royal Week in Pictures

One week, so many images. As the royal diary begins to fill out again following lockdown, the photos keep on coming. From celebrating NHS workers to promoting tourism to help local economies, it’s been a busy seven days for ruling houses across Europe. Here’s the royal week, in pictures. A Special Thank You Embed from Getty Images The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge helped…
Read more

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…
FeaturesHistoryRoyal Weddings

At Grillon's Hotel: an unlikely royal romance

On a summer’s day in 1818, a young German princess walked into one of the most famous hotels in London to meet a man twice her age. Just a year earlier, Adelaide of Saxe-Meiningen and her suitor, William, Duke of Clarence, would never have considered chatting let alone taking the step that would inevitably follow this brief exchange. But after a short time together, with chaperones, of…
Read more
CoronavirusThe Wessexes

The Countess of Wessex goes to the pub with the Women's Institute

The Countess of Wessex headed to a royal local to meet up with old friends to show her support for businesses affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Sophie spent an afternoon with fellow members of the Women’s Institute at a pub to hear about the impact of lockdown on the hospitality trade. The Countess visited the Half Moon at Windlesham, Surrey, a popular spot with her husband who has…
Read more
British RoyalsEuropean Royals

The Royal Week in Pictures

Usually, as July gets under way, we expect the royal diary to start to slim down as summer holidays beckon. However, 2020 is proving different there, too. A lockdown begins to ease in countries across Europe, the continent’s royal families have had their busiest time…
CoronavirusThe Cambridges

The Duke of Cambridge shows support for pubs as reopening gets under way

The Duke of Cambridge has popped to the local pub as the hospitality trade across England prepares to open up again after months of closures caused by the coronavirus pandemic. As pubs and restaurants across the country got ready to welcome back visitors, William spent time at a centuries old inn to hear how they hope to get back to business as lockdown eases. The Duke of Cambridge headed to…
Read more