British Royals

Cartoon Camilla takes to the airwaves to help young writers

The Duchess of Cornwall has been animated into action for one of her favourite causes. Camilla has taken cartoon form as she helps launch a writing competition aimed at getting school children into story telling. The Duchess, who is a long term advocate for literacy across all age groups, has been turned into an animation to help launch this year’s 500 Words competition run by the BBC.
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The Emperor and Empress of Japan to make State Visit to UK

The Queen has confirmed that she has invited Emperor Naruhito and Empress Masako of Japan to make a State Visit to the United Kingdom this spring. The new Emperor and Empress have accepted the invitation. The State Visit, the first incoming to the UK since the summer of 2019, will see the royal couple stay with the Queen at Windsor Castle. It will be the first time that Japan’s new…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Princess Astrid and Johan Martin Ferner

When the leading princess of a royal court marries, it’s usually a grand affair with tiaras, sparkle and endless celebrations. But when Astrid, then the de facto first lady of Norway, said her ‘I dos’ in 1961, it was a low key affair that changed the rules of royal romance. Her marriage to Johan Martin Ferner was controversial but the fact that it took place at all signalled a…
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Keeping Up with Anne: business as usual for the Princess Royal

On January 8th 2020, all minds were concentrated by a short statement on Instagram from the Duke and Duchess of Sussex saying they would step back as senior royals. Around the same time that this announcement was made, causing huge debate, another royal was making their own pronouncements but no one really noticed. For on Wednesday afternoon, the Princess Royal began a new year of royal…
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