CoronavirusEuropean RoyalsOpinion

Europe's royals put the spotlight on local tourism

We’re caught in a flux, of sorts, as the world begins to ease out of lockdowns and restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but countries remain cautious about how to proceed so as not to cause another spike in cases. As businesses begin to reopen, one thing seems clear: summer tourism figures will likely fall very short of past years’ numbers. Enter the European royals who are…
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OpinionThe Wessexes

The Countess of Wessex is now the world’s most stylish royal

Attention please – there is a new royal fashion queen in town and it’s not who you might expect. Over the years, poll after poll has told us who the most stylish royals are, and one woman keeps floating to the top of them. The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex or Queen Letizia of Spain may get the most headlines, but Sophie often comes out on top. The hardworking and underrated Countess of…
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What is so magical about royal weddings?

They are filled with tradition and part of history and there’s no doubt about it, they’re popular. A royal wedding has a power to fascinate that continues, however much time and society change around it. In the first of a special summer series, Lydia Starbuck, Brittani Barger and Moniek Bloks discuss what makes a royal wedding so…
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Book Review: The Race to Save the Romanovs by Helen Rappaport

As the last Emperor of Russia, Tsar Nicholas II’s twenty-three-year reign came to an abrupt end when he abdicated on 15 March 1917. Those tumultuous years of his reign were defined by the Russo-Japanese War that saw the annihilation of the Russian Baltic Fleet, Bloody Sunday and an estimated 3.3 million Russians die during World War I. The relatives of Nicholas’s extended family tree insisted…
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