The Queen

The Queen soldiers on through State Opening despite apparent cold

The Queen has given her speech at the State Opening of Parliament despite appearing to have the remnants of a heavy cold. The Monarch looked to be breathing more rapidly and heavily as she took her place on the Throne in the House of Lords at the start of the ceremony and was heard to cough before the speech began. Elizabeth II, who is now 93, set out her government’s plans for the coming…
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The Queen at her grandchildren's weddings

It’s the hat that everyone wants to see and we’ll get another go in 2020. Princess Beatrice is set to marry Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi in 2020 which means plenty of speculation about the bride’s dress, the wedding tiara and her granny’s hat. Yes, one of the style moments of all recent royal nuptials has been the Queen’s choice of outfit. As a new royal wedding countdown…
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The royal wedding that inspired Oktoberfest

The beer tents have been put away, the dancing is done and nearly all of the hangovers have faded. Oktoberfest, the huge beer and folk festival that takes over Munich for several weeks in early autumn, has come to a close just days ahead of a special anniversary. For October…
The Yorks

Princess Eugenie marks wedding anniversary with behind the scenes video

A year ago today, Princess Eugenie and Jack Brooksbank were married in a ceremony at St. George’s Chapel, Windsor. And while the couple are celebrating behind closed doors, the royals are marking the occasion with some previously unseen footage of the wedding on their social media sites. Princess Eugenie marked her first wedding anniversary by sharing a specially made video of her big…
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The common illness that killed a queen

In the early autumn days of1537,King Henry VIIIwas celebrating as his court welcomed a prince. His longed for son and heir, Edward, had been born on October 12th at Hampton Court Palace to widespread rejoicing. Preparations were in full swingfor…
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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