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Harry and Meghan's decision means the Line of Succession must be changed

News Editor Lydia Starbuck explains why, in her opinion, the decision of the Duke & Duchess of Sussex to step down as senior royals means the Line of Succession must be changed. As the Duke and Duchess of Sussex plan their new lives, away from the pressures of being ‘senior royals’, the Firm they are distancing themselves from is facing a different future. The House of Windsor…
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Opinion: Every so often it's nice to see royals lean into the fantasy of royalty

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s tour of Pakistan has been full of many highlights and memorable moments. One such moment was when William and Catherine visited Shaukat Khanum Hospital today. They met with many children battling serious illnesses including Wafia Rehmani, a seven-year-old girl battling a kidney tumour. Wafia had set up a fun tea party complete with tiaras. William and…
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The Editors' Debate: Yes - The Queen should wear the Crown to the State Opening of Parliament

A week, they used to say, is a long time in politics. Right now, in the UK, make that fifteen minutes. But we do now know that there will be a Queen’s Speech on October 14th 2019 after Parliament was prorogued, without legal issue, on October 8th. And a Queen’s Speech usually means the Monarch, golden carriages and the Crown. But the last time a Conservative led administration…
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Princess Charlotte's moment of defiance is far from a royal first

Have a look at the photos on this page. For decades, royal children have been caught on camera acting like, well, children. The moment that Princess Charlotte stuck her tongue out while accompanying her parents to the King’s Cup in aid of eight of their charities and patronages has become a major talking point. But she’s actually just added another chapter to a royal story already filled with…
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