Features

If Edward VIII hadn't abdicated, who would be Monarch today?

We all love a royal ‘what if’ and perhaps one of the most intriguing of recent times revolves around the question of the king who renounced his throne for love. On December 11th 1936, 86 years ago, Edward VIII announced to the world that he was ending his reign to marry the woman he loved, Wallis Simpson. But what if Edward VIII hadn’t abdicated? Who would be Monarch now? There are two…
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Denmark

The princess who shared a life story with a Christmas tree

Denmark’s royals have given us a peek at one of the most special Christmas decorations in their palaces – a tiny tree that carries echoes of the story of a princess. Princess Benedikte has shared images of some of the decorations that she’s placed on a miniature fir tree at Christian VIII’s Palace at Amalienborg. It was featured behind door seven of the royal Advent…
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British Royals

King Charles delighted by handmade gift as he attends Coptic Church Advent service

The king has been presented with a handmade card as he attended a Coptic Church Advent Service. His Majesty was presented with the artwork by six year old Taormina who wrote on the card ‘’Happy Holiday’’ before sending best wishes ‘’with love’’. King Charles said he was ‘’very touched’’ by the gift which was handed over at a reception at the Coptic Orthodox Church…
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Features

The classic royal wedding dress chosen by a future queen

All royal wedding dresses are keenly anticipated but there is always slightly more interest and slightly more pressure when the gown on show belongs to a queen in waiting. On December 4th 1999, Mathilde d’Udekem d’Acoz walked into the Town Hall of Brussels for the start of her marriage celebrations to the heir to the throne of Belgium, Philippe. Mathilde’s marriage turned her…
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