Queen Margrethe and the Faroe Islands

Later this week, Queen Margrethe will visit the Faroe Islands aboard the Royal Yacht Dannebrog in her role as queen of the North Atlantic islands. Ahead of her visit, let’s take a look at Queen Margrethe’s history with the Faroe Islands. It was officially confirmed in April that Queen Margrethe would visit the Faroe Islands and that the visit would afford her the “opportunity to…
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Diana, 60 Years: Diana's favourite home? Kensington Palace's part in the life of a princess

As we continue to explore the many facets of Diana, Princess of Wales’s life, let’s take a look at her residence, Kensington Palace, and how it became entwined with her public image. Kensington Palace has been an official residence of the British Royal Family dating back to the 17th century and has housed monarchs including Queen Victoria, as well as other famous royals including Princess…
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Who was Prince William of Gloucester?

Nowadays, he is referred to as ‘The Other Prince William’, but who was Prince William of Gloucester and why was his life cut so tragically short? On 18 December 1941, Prince William Henry Andrew Frederick was born in Barnet, Hertfordshire to Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Alice, the Duchess of Gloucester. Through his father, he was one of the youngest grandchildren of King George V…
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Why are William and Catherine known as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in Scotland?

As the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge enjoy a bumper visit to Scotland, many of our readers have been asking why we have been referring to the couple as the Earl and Countess of Strathearn in recent days. When Prince William was made Duke of Cambridge on the day he married Catherine Middleton, he was also bestowed the title of Earl of Strathearn. As such, not only is Catherine the Duchess of…
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