British Royals

Buckingham Palace marks Prince Andrew's 60th birthday

Usually, major royal birthdays see a wave of photo tributes on the House of Windsor’s official social media channels. But as the Duke of York turned 60, things were more low key than normal. Prince Andrew’s big birthday was marked on the Royal Family’s Twitter and Instagram accounts. The messages included a sombre portrait of the Duke of York and an archive image of him as a…
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FeaturesHistory

Marie Jose, Last Queen of Italy

She was the ‘May Queen’ whose reign lasted little more than a month but left its mark in royal history. Marie-Jose was always a bit of a maverick who had her own views and no fear of sharing them. Those opinions would become a saving grace for the dynasty she married into when she became its one public dissenting voice against the fascism taking over their country. But…
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How Kensington Palace inspired one of this year's stand out Oscar gowns

It glittered just as much as the famous Academy Awards themselves and now a celebrated royal residence has been revealed as the starting point for one of the most talked about dresses at this year’s Oscars. The golden gown chosen by actor and entertainer, Billy Porter, for the main awards ceremony this year was inspired by the Cupola Room at Kensington Palace. The dress, designed by Giles…
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Denmark

A royal sister act in Denmark for a sparkling new museum

Queen Margrethe II was, once again, accompanied by her younger sister, Princess Benedikte, for a major engagement in Copenhagen. The princess joined Margrethe at the official opening of a new permanent feature at the Amalienborg Palace which will showcase glittering items made by one of the most famous jewellers in the world. The Faberge Room is home to over 100 exhibits including a sapphire…
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