Princess Anne and Family

Autumn Phillips - the early years

Autumn Phillips is the former partner of Peter Phillips, son of Princess Anne and eldest grandchild of HM Queen Elizabeth II. She was born Autumn Patricia Kelly on the 3rdMay 1978 in Montreal, Canada and has a twin brother, Chris and elder brother, Kevin. She grew up in a Catholic home and went to church schools until she went to McGill University; whilst at university, she also appeared in…
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The Kents

Princess Alexandra returns to Lancaster

Princess Alexandra is to pay a visit to Lancaster at the end of May to open a new building and celebrate two anniversaries which also acknowledge the generosity of some of the city’s previous mayors. The visit, scheduled for Wednesday 29 May, will see her visit the new…

Stars of the ATP Tour join Prince Albert II of Monaco ahead of Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters

This week the elite of tennis will be competing in the Rolex Monte-Carlo Masters. But on Sunday a group of them were in a court of an entirely different kind, as they met with HSH Prince Albert II of Monaco, who has always supported the tournament at every stage. No 1 Seed Novak Djokovic and Raphael Nadal, who has won the competition eleven times, were joined by Alexander Zverev, Dominic Thiem…
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International royalsJapan

Crown Prince Naruhito’s memoir of time at Oxford reissued in English ahead of 1 May accession

As Crown Prince Naruhito prepares to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne on May 1st, his first autobiographical book has been republished in English. The book, “The Thames and I” covers the time the then Prince was studying at Merton College, Oxford; his studies were on the historical use of the River Thames for transport. The Crown Prince was the first member of the Japanese Imperial Family to…
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British Royals

The Windsor Titles: Earl of Snowdon

The title, Earl of Snowden, was given to Anthony Armstrong-Jones by The Queen in October 1961 – nearly eighteen months after he had married Princess Margaret, the sister of Queen Elizabeth II. Though born in London, his family had a holiday home in North Wales where he stayed as a child, and this may have influenced his choice of title. There had been a little disquiet in some quarters at…
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