Marie Sophie, Last Queen of the Two Sicilies

Marie Sophie is arguably less famous than her sister, the Empress of Austria, known as Sisi. Yet, her actions to save her country from ruin should earn her place equal to or surpassing her famous sister. She was trapped in a deeply unhappy marriage and sought refuge with another man, leading to the birth of an illegitimate daughter. The heroine of Gaeta suffered the loss of her daughters, the loss…
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The Sussexes

Duke and Duchess of Sussex to close office at Buckingham Palace

The Duke and Duchess of Sussex are closing their office at Buckingham Palace, which will lead to some of its 15 employees becoming redundant. The couple announced that they were stepping back as senior royals in January and are no longer in need of an office in London. As details are being finalised, some of the employees will be redeployed within the royal household but there will be some…
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Queen Sofía of Spain attends book presentation

Queen Sofía of Spain returned to her homeland of Greece for the book presentation of “The Journal of Queen Frederica, 1938-1967”, which is about her mother. Queen Sofía’s younger brother King Constantine II of Greece and his wife, Queen Anne-Marie were…

Yuriko, Princess Mikasa to undergo cataract surgery

Yuriko, Princess Mikasa, an aunt of Emperor Emeritus Akihito of Japan and great-aunt of the current Emperor Naruhito, will undergo cataract surgery on her right eye today at St. Luke’s International Hospital in Tokyo, according to the Imperial Household Agency. She will need to remain in hospital for several days. Yuriko, Princess Mikasa, was born Yuriko Takagi on 4 June 1923. She married…
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Monarchy Rules: a look at George IV

George IV ascended the British throne 200 years ago today. Here, Royal Central’s Assistant Editor, Moniek Bloks, looks at the life of the Regent who finally got to reign.   The future George IV was born at St. James’s Palace on 12 August 1762 to George III and…

Titles and styles: How to address Harry & Meghan

With a deal now in place for The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, it was announced in quite a confusing statement that “The Sussexes will not use their HRH titles as they are no longer working members of the Royal Family.” Unfortunately, “HRH titles” is not actually something that exists. The HRH is a style of address, and the statement made it seem like all royal titles were…
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