British Royals

The royal bride who refused to wear white for her wedding

She was marrying a king’s son, a royal duke who was fifth in line to a throne. Her wedding was hugely anticipated, the latest in a series of magnificent marriages in a dynasty that still sparkled despite a continental turn against monarchy that had seen many of its most closely related royal families toppled from power. And yet this royal bride was determined to do things her own way. When…
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King Frederik speaks of sadness as one of Copenhagen's most famous buildings is devastated by fire

The King of Denmark has spoken of the impact on everyone in his country of seeing one of the nation’s most famous buildings devasted in a blaze. The Old Stock Exchange in Copenhagen, a landmark for centuries, caught fire in the early hours of April 16th 2024. Its celebrated spire, recognised worldwide as a symbol of Denmark, collapsed as efforts to put out the flames continued. The Old…
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British Royals

The role held by the Duke of Kent for an historic half century

The Duke of Kent might be stepping aside as Colonel of the Scots Guards but he has claimed a place in the history books as he does so. The Duke, 88, has held the role for 50 years, the longest tenure of anyone as Colonel of the Regiment. Prince Edward will formally retire from the role on April 14th 2024 after taking part in commemorations at the annual Black Sunday events held by the Scots…
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King Charles and Queen Camilla - 'our hearts go out' to the families of those killed in Sydney knife attack

King Charles III has said his heart goes out to the families of those killed in a knife attack at a shopping mall in Sydney, Australia. The King sent a message to all those affected by the attack which left six people dead and at least another eight in hospital. Among those being treated is a nine month old baby whose mother was killed in the attacks which took place at the Bondi Junction…
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