Opinion

Review: Our Queen at 90

I never watch royal documentaries, ever! In fact, the last documentary I watched which focused on The Royal Family was on the occasion of The Duke of Edinburgh’s 90th birthday back in 2011, so it seems fitting my next watch would celebrate Her Majesty’s 90th birthday. The build up to the programme was immense. All major news publications, both national and international, talked about the…
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Will Prince Harry fade from the headlines?

Growing up in the shadow of a future monarch must be hard. Firstly, while raised as a prince/princess, it is a job that you may never fully fulfil. The chances of one day being sovereign are very slim and society expects you to find a career path to match their expectations…
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Ten reasons Katherine Parr is a Queen worth remembering

On July 12th 1543, a rather low key royal wedding took place. The groom was Henry VIII and his sixth wife was Katherine Parr, a relatively unknown minor noblewoman who had risen from daughter of a knight to Queen of England in thirty years. The woman who became a royal bride on that Julyday at Hampton Court was also one of her country’s most interesting…
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Sophie's surprise: why The Countess of Wessex is now the world's most stylish royal

As summer draws to an end, there is a new royal fashion queen in town and it’s not who you might expect. In the quiet days of August, several polls have appeared telling us who the most stylish royals are and one woman keeps floating to the top of them. The Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Letizia of Spain might have got the most headlines in recent months but both of them lose out in the summer…
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The Great Royal Bake Off

It hasn’t even started yet and already Great British Bake Off fever has returned to the UK with just about everyone getting ready to go crazy again for meringues, macaroons and marble cake.   But while the twelve new stars of the BBC One show will no doubt win…
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Why Monarchy?

Former King Farouk of Egypt once said “The whole world is in revolt. Soon there will be only five Kings left —the King of Spades, the King of Clubs, the King of Hearts, the King of Diamonds, and the King of England.” Farouk’s quip left out a number of crowned heads on the continent and elsewhere, but nonetheless he recognized that the British Monarchy has a certain staying power not found…
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