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The royal Christmas marked by a theft that stunned the world

Royal Christmas traditions have evolved through the centuries. Some are based in ancient history, others are ones that the family would create over time. Some are no longer and some have evolved into what we know a royal Christmas to be today. In the 1800s, the then-Princess Victoria enjoyed many Christmases at Kensington Palace. Christmas Eve 1832, the future monarch wrote in her journal how…
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Royal Christmas

Why a king had to wait for a shepherd before beginning one of the most famous Christmas traditions of all

Every Christmas, families across the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth gather around their TVs to hear the monarch give their annual Christmas message. The tradition began with a radio broadcast in 1932 by King George V via the British Broadcasting Corporation’s (BBC) Empire Service. Embed from Getty Images The idea of a Christmas message from the sovereign was first suggested by the…
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History

A Royal Christmas: Celebrating in the Middle Ages

Every Christmas, we expect the Royal Family to go to Sandringham for their annual Christmas Day church service and later, hear a speech from the Monarch. While that is the tradition in the 21st century, the days of the Royal Family celebrating Christmas in a big way date…
British Royals

Another piece of Diana's iconic clothing up for auction

Another piece of Princess Diana’s wardrobe is up for auction and it’s a piece that many might recognise as an iconic moment in history – the pink blouse worn in her 1981 engagement portrait. The blouse is available to purchase as part of the Julien’s Auctions and Turner Classic Movies’ Hollywood Legends auction. According to Julien’s, it’s estimated the…
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Queen Camilla

Queen Camilla wears a gem with historic family connections for the start of the South Korean State Visit

As King Charles and Queen Camilla welcomed the South Korean President and First Lady to the UK, many couldn’t help but notice one particular accessory Her Majesty was wearing. It was the Russian Sapphire Cluster Brooch owned by her late mother-in-law, Queen Elizabeth II. Embed from Getty Images The Queen paired the brooch with a navy Anna Valentine coat and a feather-filled hat…
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