British RoyalsThe Queen

The Queen attends church at West Newton

The Queen went on a walkabout after attending church in Norfolk as her Christmas break at Sandringham begins to draw to a close. She spoke to wellwishers as she attended Sunday service at church at West Newton which is on the Sandringham Estate. The Queen, wearing a pale peach coat and hat, was accompanied by Countess Mountbatten of Burma as she made her way to the service. Later, the Queen…
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Royal Pictures from History: the final farewell of a king

Royalty has always been the subject of imagery but some moments stick in the mind and take on an historical resonance all of their own. In this occasional series, Royal Central takes a look at some of the most famous images in royal history, beginning with a poignant picture taken on this day almost seven decades ago. The Image – King George VI, London Airport, January 31st 1952 Embed from…
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Cobblers and cabs for Prince Charles on a day of engagements

From shoes to tyres, it was a day for getting around as the Prince of Wales headed to the Midlands on Monday. Charles cabbed it in Coventry and put his best foot forward in Northampton as he toured organisations keeping alive old traditions and putting the power into modern technologies. The day began with the past meeting the present as Charles stepped into Drapers’ Hall in Coventry to see the…
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Queen Victoria's childhood bed to go on display

She took it with her wherever she went, even writing in her diary of ”my own little bed which travels always with me”, and now this significant piece of furniture, which Queen Victoria used while still a princess, is going on display. The wooden frame, complete with storage drawers and arched head and footboards, has been bought by Historic Royal Palaces (HRP) and it will go on show…
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