British RoyalsHistoryHistory

'Once more a supreme test has to be faced': George VI's words on D-Day

As D-Day took place, King George VI spoke to the people of Britain and the Empire it still retained. His speech was set to inspire, to comfort and to look to the future with determination as World War Two entered a new phase, one which he himself referred to as ‘a fight to win the final victory for the good cause’. As tens of thousands of troops prepared to battle to free Europe from…
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European RoyalsSpain

King Juan Carlos bows out of public life

There was one final ovation. On a humid afternoon in early summer, in a place indelibly associated with royalty, King Juan Carlos of Spain stood on a balcony painted in the colours of his country’s flag to acknowledge the cheers of the crowd. They knew they were watching the end of an era. For this would be the king’s last official public appearance. Juan Carlos confirmed he would be…
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Royal Pictures from History: Parties for Elizabeth II's Coronation

The Queen was crowned 66 years ago today. The coronation of Elizabeth II took place at Westminster Abbey and while the ancient ceremony took place, a nation celebrated. This glittering moment in what would become a record breaking reign was shared by millions who took to the pavements of London to cheer their queen and the streets of Britain to party with their monarch. Here’s a look at some…
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Royal Pictures from History: A Queen is Crowned

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place 66 years ago today. The young monarch, who had succeeded to the throne on the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6th 1952 was carried to this ancient ceremony in a golden coach while the world watched. Millions of…
European RoyalsMonaco

A nod to Princess Grace as Charlotte Casiraghi weds Dimitri Rassam in Monaco

Charlotte Casiraghi has married her partner, Dimitri Rassam, at the Prince’s Palace in Monaco. The eldest granddaughter of Prince Rainier III and Princess Grace wed in a civil ceremony on June 1st 2019. And the bride appears to have taken inspiration from her famous grandmother for her wedding gown. Charlotte wore a stone coloured lace dress by Yves Saint Laurent which featured three bows on the…
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