Prince & Princess of Wales

The Duchess of Cambridge hosts roundtable with politicians to discuss early years

The Duchess of Cambridge has led her first roundtable with UK politicians to discuss early childhood development. The roundtable marked the one-year anniversary of the launching of the Royal Foundation Centre for Early Childhood. It also marked another chance to highlight the importance the first five years of a child’s life can have on their future. The mum of three asked to…
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Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen makes two new appointments to the Order of the Thistle

Fresh from her Platinum Jubilee celebrations, Her Majesty The Queen has made two new appointments to the Order of the Thistle, the highest honour in Scotland. One of the appointments is The Right Honorable Dame Elish Angiolini QC. Born in 1960, Elish is a Scottish lawyer who served as Lord Advocate of Scotland between 2006 and 2011. She was the first woman to hold the post. She was also the…
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Milestones of a Monarch: The Queen agrees to be taxed

In November 1992, Her Majesty The Queen would once again make history (as she has done many times throughout her reign) as she became the first British monarch to pay income tax for the first time since the 1930s. Earlier in 1992, Prime Minister John Major informed the…

The Queen's reign in jewels: The story of Granny's Chips

When you hear the term “Granny’s Chips,” you might be thinking of your grandma and her homemade chip recipe. When it comes to the Royal Family, Granny’s Chips is the furthest thing from a plate of fried potatoes; it’s one of the most recognisable diamond brooches in the world. Queen Mary had passed on the diamond clip to her granddaughter Elizabeth as the…
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Princess Anne and Family

Princess Anne unveils a giant Jubilee celebration

We are just weeks away from the Platinum Jubilee and while shops are selling mugs, shirts, and bunting, those commemorative items do not equate to the size of the souvenir that the Princess Royal recently unveiled. The Princess visited Ely Cathedral in Cambridgeshire to unveil a 13m (43ft) table created from a black oak, found buried and preserved in a field in Norfolk in 2012. The trunk of the…
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