FeaturesInsightQueen Elizabeth II

The royal recognition given to the work of Professor Stephen Hawking

Professor Stephen Hawking, who has died at the age of 76, was one of Britain’s greatest ever scientists but despite being given many honours, he declined a knighthood. However, that didn’t stop him developing an apparently relaxed relationship with the Queen. As the world pays tributes to one of its all-time great thinkers, let’s look back at the times royalty celebrated Professor…
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FeaturesHistoryInsightKing Charles III

Why Charles and Camilla couldn’t wed at Windsor Castle

When the Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall announced their engagement in February 2005 they wasted no time in setting a date or venue for their marriage. They immediately told the world they would marry in April that year in a civil ceremony at Windsor Castle followed by a service of blessing at St. George’s Chapel later the same day. Yet just a week later, they had to move their civil…
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Royal Associations: The Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists

The Duchess of Cambridge has become the patron of the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists (RCOG). She’s just the second patron of the organization but her new role is the continuation of a long association between the college and the Royal Family. To mark the announcement, Royal Central takes a look at the regal past of this Royal College. The first patron of the college was the…
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Monarchy Rules: William III and Mary II

William III and Mary II are an odd couple in British royal history. They are our only joint sovereigns, so far, and they swept to power in a series of events that were romantically named the ‘Glorious Revolution’. The deal they did with parliament to make themselves monarchs altered the way the crown could be inherited for centuries. The couple set up two of London’s most famous…
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