The Crown, Season 3: love, romance - and Europe

You can’t escape from Brexit anywhere these days. Fans of The Crown might have thought that season 3 of the story of the House of Windsor under Elizabeth II would be a safe haven from Euro talk, but they’re in for a shock. The third instalment will include the moment that The Queen watched the UK enter the Common Market. That political milestone is just one of the major historical events which…
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George H.W. Bush and the Royal Talking Hat

Ah yes, the talking hat. Any life is made of moments, some poignant, some funny, some profound, some light. Much has already been written of the political contributions of George H.W. Bush, 41st President of the United States of America, who has died at the age of 94. But…
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The Christmas Spirit of Windsor Castle

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas – and one of the Queen’s favourite residences is ready to put on a festive show like no other. The Christmas season at Windsor Castle is under way. The Great Hall at the ancient castle will, as always, form the centrepiece of the Christmas celebrations at Windsor. A huge Christmas tree, around twenty feet in height, will dominate the…
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King Felipe and Queen Letizia welcome President of China to Spain

The King and Queen of Spain are hosting the President of China on a state visit to their country. This morning King Felipe and Queen Letizia officially welcomed Xi Jinping and his wife, Peng Liyuan, at the Royal Palace in Madrid in a traditional ceremony. Their three-day stay will focus on economic, cultural and political ties between Spain and China. Photo: Casa Real During the official…
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Being Elizabeth I: Margot Robbie talks about her new royal role

With just weeks to go until cinema viewers get to see Margot Robbie in action as Elizabeth I, the Hollywood star has been talking about what it’s like to play one of the most famous royals in history. The Oscar-nominated actress plays the Tudor monarch in the new film, Mary, Queen of Scots. And Margot Robbie revealed that being Elizabeth left her feeling trapped. Speaking to the Today…
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