The Kents

Edward, Duke of Kent's earliest photos

The Duke of Kent, cousin of the Queen, celebrates his 84th birthday today. And despite approaching the mid point of his ninth decade, this Prince Edward keeps on going with an impressive array of royal engagements every year. Now, he’s one of the more low key members of the House of Windsor despite his tally of regal duties. But at the time of his birth he was one of the most talked about…
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The Yorks

Fergie: Beatrice's wedding can only be in Britain

The mother of the bride has answered one of the big questions over the next royal wedding of the year. Sarah, Duchess of York has been speaking about the engagement of her elder daughter, Princess Beatrice, and has confirmed that her marriage to Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi will be…
FeaturesOpinion

The Editors' Debate: Yes - The Queen should wear the Crown to the State Opening of Parliament

A week, they used to say, is a long time in politics. Right now, in the UK, make that fifteen minutes. But we do now know that there will be a Queen’s Speech on October 14th 2019 after Parliament was prorogued, without legal issue, on October 8th. And a Queen’s Speech usually means the Monarch, golden carriages and the Crown. But the last time a Conservative led administration…
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Romania

New details released of reburial of Helen of Romania

It will be a personal tribute to a very public figure. The ceremonies marking the reburial of Helen, Queen Mother of Romania later this month will put family at the heart of the commemorations. Helen, who died in November 1982 in Switzerland, was laid to rest in Lausanne…
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The Week in Royal History: a story of kings

The royal diary is filling up after the summer break and autumn is bringing its own fair share of fresh stories all about the past. Royal history continues to fascinate and dominate with an eternally controversial king leading the way this week. Here’s Royal Central’s round up of the best history stories from the past week. The Face of a King He is one of history’s most…
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