British Royals

Harry and Meghan plan to use Frogmore Cottage as official UK residence

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex say they intend to keep Frogmore Cottage at Windsor as a base in England as their new life begins. The couple confirmed that the home, given to them as a grace and favour residence by the Queen in 2019, is set to be their official residence when spending time in the UK. On the ‘Funding’ section of their new website, the Sussexes explain that they plan…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: the last King and Queen of Italy

She was the beautiful princess who had been the subject of endless royal wedding speculation, he was the handsome prince with a crown waiting in his future. When Marie-Jose of Belgium married Umberto, heir to the throne of Italy, in January 1930 their marriage had all the echoes of history about it, a union of dynasties that would secure a throne. Tens of thousands flocked to Rome to see the…
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Spain's Infanta Pilar has died

Infanta Pilar of Spain, Duchess of Badajoz has died. She was 83. The infanta, sister of King Juan Carlos and aunt of King Felipe VI, passed away in Madrid on Wednesday. Infanta Pilar had been admitted to hospital in the Spanish capital earlier this week. Although details…
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The Heirs of 2020: Europe

As a new decade gets underway, the ruling houses of Europe are looking to the future and that future is increasingly female. The next generation of rulers on the continent is dominated by women with the princesses who will one day be queens taking on increasingly high profile roles. By the end of this decade, much may have changed in Europe’s royal families. Here are the heirs who stand in…
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The Consorts of 2020: Europe

To be a consort is an interesting role in this new century. On paper, they are the support act, the person walking two steps behind. But in a media driven world, where royal watching places an emphasis on style, they can often be the star of the show. In 2020, the consorts…

A Calendar of Queens: January

The royal past is peppered with milestones, those major moments that take on an importance all of their own, and Britain’s queens have provided plenty of history worth talking about. From the reigns that started to the rules that came to an end, from the happy arrivals to the sad farewells, we look at the queenly events that took place in the first month of the year.  A Calendar of Queens…
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