Features

Why the duke in The King's carriage at Ascot had to hand over a flag first to keep his grand house

The King was all smiles as the procession at the start of this year’s Royal Ascot got under way but he was also collecting a rather important due. His Majesty was joined in the first carriage by the Duke of Wellington, a friend of both The King and Queen. However, that bond didn’t get in the way of an old tradition the Duke has to carry out on June 18th every year – or lose his rather…
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Sweden

Princess confirms long awaited details of her return home on special day

Princess Madeleine of Sweden has confirmed she’s heading home as her royal family celebrated a special day for her. The princess turned 42 on June 10th 2024 and, as she did, a new portrait of her with her husband and children was shared. As the picture of Madeleine was released, the Swedish royal family also took to social media to confirm that the youngest child of King Carl XVI…
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British Royals

King Charles III dissolves parliament

The King has formally dissolved parliament as the UK prepares for a general election. Prime Minister Rishi Sunak told King Charles III on May 22nd that he intended to call an election with the poll taking place on July 4th 2024. Parliament was prorogued days later and…
Features

What is the Order of the Companions of Honour - the new distinction given by King Charles to the Princess of Wales?

The Princess of Wales has just made history by becoming the first member of the Royal Family to be appointed to the Order of the Companions of Honour. The Order of the Companions of Honour is an order, awarded by The King as Sovereign of the Order. It is given to deserving individuals, who become Companions of Honour (who can then use the post-nominal letters CH) who have made significant…
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Features

Which royals are buried at Canterbury Cathedral?

Canterbury Cathedral is the seat of the Archbishop of Canterbury, head of the Church of England and the mother church of the worldwide Anglican Communion. The present structure was built between 1070 and 1077 replacing an earlier structure that had been destroyed by fire.
The Kents

How Queen Elizabeth II discretely protected the Duke Of Kent from kidnapping attempt

Queen Elizabeth II 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.
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