British Royals

The Queen's discreet actions to protect her cousin, the Duke of Kent, revealed

The Queen personally intervened to ensure the safety of her cousin, the Duke of Kent, after information came to light that the IRA was planning to kidnap him. The Duke had been posted to Northern Ireland with the Royal Scots Greys in 1971. However, the former Northern Irish Prime Minister, Terence O’Neill, had information that the IRA planned to kidnap the Duke if he entered Belfast. He…
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British Royals

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge accused of snubbing the BBC in fallout from programme about royals and the press

A Christmas carol concert, organised by the Duchess of Cambridge, won’t be broadcast on the BBC in what’s reported to be a snub to the corporation following the transmission of a documentary that discussed whether royal households have been briefing the press against one another. The Sun reported that the special programme will be shown on ITV instead. The concert is being made…
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History

Charlotte of Wales, the queen Britain missed

Princess Charlotte of Wales was the queen that Britain never had, and easily the most popular member of the Royal Family during her lifetime. When she died in childbirth aged just 21, she was deeply mourned by the British public, yet her story is so often consigned to a…
The Sussexes

Changes to the Regency Act imminent as Prince Harry becomes unable to fulfil his constitutional duties

Changes to the Regency Act are likely to be imminent following the Duke of Sussex’s decision to write an ‘explosive’ memoir about The Royal Family. The provisions of the Regency Act have long needed updating, but never has the matter become so pressing. Ignoring all the hot air and drama Prince Harry has a habit of creating, there are important constitutional matters that need…
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HistoryInsight

Margaret Thatcher & The Queen - What was their relationship like?

It was May 1979, and Margaret Thatcher had just been elected as Prime Minister of Great Britain. Queen Elizabeth II was 27 years into her reign, and for the first time in history, the country was ruled, at the highest level, entirely by females. When Elizabeth II acceded to the throne in 1952 at the age of just 25, some thought that this would be the beginning of the end of the male-dominated…
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