The Queen

The Queen makes unannounced visit to MI5

The Queen has made an unannounced visit to MI5’s head office where she praised the intelligence officers for their response to “changing threats” to the United Kingdom. MI5 is the United Kingdom’s domestic counter-intelligence and security agency. In a speech, The Queen said: “I would like to take my visit here today as an opportunity to thank you all for the…
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The Netherlands

Dutch royals pose for photos in Lech

The Dutch Royal Family has posed for their annual winter photoshoot in Lech. They hold the photoshoot in exchange for being left alone during their holidays. The Dutch royals have been visiting Lech for many years. King Willem-Alexander’s brother, Prince Friso, was…
FeaturesHistory

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…
The Cambridges

Duchess of Cambridge releases new photo of Princess Charlotte

The Duchess of Cambridge recorded a podcast with Happy Mum Happy Baby during which she spoke of moments in the countryside with her daughter Princess Charlotte. She has now released the photo of which she spoke during the podcast of Princess Charlotte smelling a bluebell. “I have this one photo of Charlotte smelling a bluebell and it really – for me – moments like that mean…
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The Netherlands

New photos released of some members of the Dutch Royal Family

The Dutch Royal Court has released several new photos of King Willem-Alexander, his wife, Queen Máxima and the King’s aunt, Princess Margriet and her husband, Professor Pieter van Vollenhoven. The photos were taken in the Royal Palace of Amsterdam last month. Queen MáximaPrincess MargrietPrincess MargrietProf. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven Prof. Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven King…
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GreeceSpain

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…
Japan

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…
HistoryInsight

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 his queen, Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz. Upon the birth, he automatically became Duke of Cornwall and Duke of Rothesay…
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