British RoyalsFeaturesInsightPrincess Anne and Family

The Wedding Dresses of Princess Anne

Princess Anne, the Princess Royal, was the first of the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh’s children to wed and she was also the first to contract a second marriage. For both ceremonies, she chose striking outfits which would take their own places in royal wedding history. Anne’s First Wedding Dress All modern royal brides have an input into the design of their dress and, as you would expect from a…
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British RoyalsFeaturesInsightThe Cambridges

The Princess Palaver: what is a royal's occupation?

While there is always much guessing around the arrival of any new royal Cambridge baby, some things are certain. One is that we’ll all be looking at the Duchess of Cambridge walking out of the Lindo Wing with her newest arrival in her arms wondering how on earth she looks that well so soon after having a baby. The other is that once the birth registration is made public, somewhere there will be…
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FeaturesInsightThe Netherlands

Who is King Willem-Alexander of the Netherlands?

Willem–Alexander Claus George Ferdinand was born in the Utrecht at University Medical Centre on 27 April 1967. He is the oldest child of (the former Queen) Princess Beatrix and German diplomat Claus Von Amsberg. King Willem- Alexander is the first grandchild of Queen Juliana and Prince Bernhard. He was baptised on 2 September 1967 in St Jacob’s Church in the Hague. His godparents are…
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British RoyalsFeaturesHistoryInsightThe Cambridges

Royal Baby Name Focus: Victoria and Albert

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to find a royal who isn’t called Albert or Victoria. OK, slightly OTT, but the fact is that two of the hot favourite names for Royal Baby Cambridge number three are as close as you can get to ubiquitous in royal circles. Ever since the time of the second longest reigning monarch in British history and her beloved consort, their names have done…
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