Luxembourg

Virtual Mass to be held to remember Grand Duke Jean

A memorial service for Jean, Grand Duke of Luxembourg will be held in early May. However, owing to the coronavirus pandemic and the restrictions currently in place, it will be an online Mass. The Grand Ducal Court announced that a service marking the anniversary of his death will be held on May 7th at Luxembourg Cathedral. Public worship has been stopped in the country since March as physical…
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Sweden

Queen Silvia goes online for a royal tradition

A special royal tradition that sees the Swedish Royal Family give their support to children in need has had a very different look this year because of the coronavirus pandemic. The annual event, which sees Queen Silvia welcome fundraisers to the Royal Palace in Stockholm…
British RoyalsFeaturesHistory

The mystery of the Queen Mother's birthplace

The first famous Windsor woman to be born on August 4th lived most of her adult life in the spotlight and yet one very basic detail of her story is shrouded in mystery. For no one is really sure exactly where Queen Elizabeth, the Queen Mother was born. And no one did more to get people guessing than the Queen Mum herself. In 1980, as preparations were under way for her eightieth birthday…
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FeaturesHistory

The Royal Bridesmaid who became a Queen

As 1922 got under way, newspapers began to run excited articles about a royal wedding. The only daughter of King George V and Queen Mary was about to say ‘I do’ and every moment of her marriage ceremony was up for scrutiny. Princess Mary’s wedding dress…
History

The royal duchess who went from mistress to matriarch

It was a famous royal love story that shocked as much as it thrilled. John of Gaunt was the ultra-ambitious prince whose desire to be a king almost cost him his life, Katherine Swynford was the mysterious commoner who supplanted a queen in his affections. Their relationship lasted decades, survived a serious separation and ultimately led to the creation of a dynasty which would snatch the throne…
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FeaturesHistory

Edward II and the kiss that crushed his queen

In February 1308, England welcomed its new queen to her realm for the first time. Isabella, consort to King Edward II, arrived with her husband at Dover after an elaborate wedding in her home country. Isabella expected adulation and respect. Instead, she watched as Edward…
Features

Prince William plays the fool on a Big Night In

The Duke of Cambridge has joined in a national fundraising effort with a surprise appearance in a comedy sketch. Prince William starred opposite Stephen Fry in a spoof that saw the second in line to the throne confess he’d lost his trousers – all in a good…
The Cambridges

Prince Louis' birthday album now includes behind the scenes photos

He’s just turned two but Prince Louis of Cambridge is more than ready for his close up. Just hours after his official birthday photos were shared by his parents, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, the little royal starred in two more photos revealing life behind palace doors. Kensington Royal added another image to their already famous rainbow collection for Louis’ birthday. While…
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