British Royals

The day a duke was upstaged by a frog and loved every moment

The brand new Duke of Edinburgh found himself playing second fiddle to a frog at one of the most spectacular royal events of 2023. Prince Edward laughed as he was upstaged by Kermit during the Coronation Concert which followed the crowning of King Charles III and Queen Camilla. BBC (fair use) On May 7th 2023, thousands of people who won tickets in a ballot joined the Royal Family and their…
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A royal Christmas at Osborne House

Queen Victoria’s beloved residence at East Cowes on the Isle of Wight, was the place where she spent her final Christmas. Built in the style of an Italianate villa, Osborne House was purchased in March 1845 and was bought together with its estate of approximately 1,000…
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The good luck gift which became one of the most famous royal tiaras of all

Queen Camilla has worn one of the most famous tiaras in the Royal Family’s collection for the State Banquet in honour of the President of South Korea. Her Majesty chose the very modern ruby tiara which was created in the late 20th century for Queen Elizabeth II. It features rubies which were given to Her Late Majesty as a gift and which are said to bring good luck. Embed from Getty…
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The tragic end of the princess who should have been queen

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 footnote in history. Princess Charlotte was the only child of the Prince Regent – later King George IV – and his estranged…
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Denmark

Queen Margrethe attends synagogue service

Queen Margrethe has attended a service at a synagogue in Copenhagen to show support for the Jewish community in the aftermath of the Hamas attack in Israel. The Queen of Denmark was joined by the country’s Prime Minister and Foreign Minister at the service in…
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Is history remembering Edward VIII correctly or is it time for a rethink?

Have we got the title of one of Britain’s most controversial kings right? If you think you know the answer, this special feature by Liam Foley might make you think again. One aspect of the evolution of monarchy that I find interesting is the development of Ordinal numbers, or regnal numbers, and also called post-nominal numbers used to differentiate between monarchs of the same name…
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