The Cambridges

Veterans ask Prince William to step in over FIFA poppy ban

Several veterans have suggested that Prince William step into the furore that has been stirred up by FIFA not allowing Scotland and England to wear poppies even on armbands during the forthcoming international between the two countries. The stance of FIFA, that a poppy is a political, commercial or religious symbol and therefore in breach of their rules. This has quite correctly stirred up a…
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Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles is too sweet

Prince Charles has been asked by child obesity campaigners to urge his flagship brand Duchy Organic to cut the level of sugar in its dairy ice cream marketed through Waitrose. An investigation throughout August and September covering all the major supermarket outlets found…
International royals

Japan’s Empress Michiko Proud of Husband’s Abdication Decision

In a statement released this week by the Imperial Household Agency Empress Michiko has expressed awe and respect at her husband, Emperor Akihito’s decision to potentially abdicate in a few years because of his advancing years and failing health. She said that the announcement came as a shock to her, and caused a little pain, though she added he had obviously given a lot of thought to the…
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FeaturesHistory

Royal Burials: Fontevraud Abbey

You may think that all the Kings and Queens of Great Britain are buried somewhere in our sceptre isle, even if in the case of some efforts are still going on to work out exactly where. In fact, two of our Kings and one of their wives at buried at the Royal Abbey of Our Lady of Fontevraud, in Anjou, France. They are Henry II, his wife Eleanor of Aquitaine and their son Richard I. For this was in…
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The Netherlands

Princess Laurentien at the Launch of Reading Project

Princess Laurentien, the sister in law of King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands is well-known for her campaigns of literacy, and this week she paid a visit to the launch of a special project for those where literacy has an added difficulty – they are visually impaired. The project which runs until 14th October is entitled “Read Fest: all children should be able to read”. The event was…
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