The Kents

"Duke Of Kent Suffered Stroke" Says Buckingham Palace

Yesterday, Royal Central reported that the Duke of Kent had been admitted to hospital and had cancelled engagements for the next 3 weeks. At the time, it was not clear why the Duke had cancelled and what was wrong with him. The Duke of Kent is The Queen’s 1st cousin and closest related cousin. Her frequently performs engagements on her behalf and cancelled an engagement on Monday where he…
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Princess Anne and Family

Peter Phillips Told He Can't Hold Horse Event Around Kensington Palace

Peter Phillips wanted to bring the Global Championship tour to Kensington Gardens for one stage of the event. The Borough council refused planning permission for the showjumping event, which would have taken over part of the park for a month, because it would “fail to preserve or enhance the setting of Kensington Palace or the character or appearance of the Kensington Palace Conservation…
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Queen's & Prince's Consent

Much has been made of the Queen’s and Prince Charles’ apparent veto power over proposed legislation in the House of Commons (see, for example, The Independent and the BBC News).  These ‘veto’ powers have been around for centuries and are part of…
Prince Charles and Camilla

Fit for a Princess: Important dresses formerly in the collection of Diana, Princess of Wales

The sale of the collection of iconic dresses worn by the ‘People’s Princess’ to a whole host of illustrious events will be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for bidders to get their hands on these invaluable pieces. The dresses have been on view in London since last Sunday, titled ‘Fit for a Princess: Important dresses formerly in the collection of Diana, Princess of Wales’ and are due to be…
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The Cambridges

Duke And Duchess Of Cambridge Attend St Patrick's Day Celebrations

This morning, the Duchess of Cambridge presented the Irish Guards with shamrock; the Duchess also performed this engagement last year. As Prince William, her husband, is Colonel of the Irish Guards, he plays an active role in the regiment and his wife did also today. Shamrocks are traditionally presented to the officers of the Irish Guards on St Patrick’s Day. Other regiments of the…
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