British RoyalsHistoryInsightThe Kents

Royal Wedding Flowers: Lady Gabriella Windsor

The brides of the House of Kent have shown a penchant for pastel wedding flowers and the latest to join their number, Lady Gabriella Windsor, is no different. For her marriage to Thomas Kingston, at Windsor, Lady Ella added some colour to her petals, just as her Kent relatives have done in the past. And it all looked picture perfect as a result. The bride chose a selection of cream and palest…
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Who is Zara Tindall?

Zara Anne Elizabeth Phillips was born to Anne, Princess Royal and Captain Mark Phillips on 15 May 1981 at St Mary’s Hospital in London. She is the younger of their two children and only daughter. Her older brother, Peter Phillips was born on 15 November 1977. She also has…
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Royal Weddings: The wedding of Princess Madeleine of Sweden to Chris O’Neill

After a broken engagement a few years earlier, Princess Madeleine of Sweden finally found the love of her life after fleeing to New York City to heal her broken heart. There, through mutual friends, she met American-British financier Christopher “Chris” O’Neill. They appeared for the first time in public together in January 2011, and the relationship might have stayed quiet…
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Finding Queen Victoria's perfume

Queen Victoria’s use of perfume is a subject of interest because of what it reveals about both her personal toilette and tastes. An equivalent in scent perhaps, of that distinctive signature we know so well on paper, adding an ‘I’ for ‘Imperatrix’ after she was proclaimed Empress of India in 1877. This perfume would have been part of the Queen’s daily dressing process. At Osborne, the…
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The Royal Central Round-Up: Royal Baby Special

Welcome to the brand new Royal Central round up. Once a week, we’ll be bringing you some of the most exciting and interesting stories from the site as well as the latest news from royalty across the world. And we’re starting with a royal baby special. PA/…
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Will Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor ever be a prince?

There’s been a lot of discussions recently about Archie Harrison Mountbatten-Windsor’s royal status. Okay, actually there’s been a lot of discussion about him in general. The non-traditional name. The cuteness. At less than a week old, this is unsurprisingly one of the most talked about little ones ever. While there was a lot of pomp and ceremony around the birth of…
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