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Opinion: Royal portrayals onscreen ranked

Helen Mirren – Queen Elizabeth II Mirren, 73, played Queen Elizabeth in ‘The Queen’ (2006), ultimately winning her the best actress Oscar at the 2007 Academy Awards. She hilariously quipped in her acceptance speech; “Elizabeth Windsor has maintained her dignity, her sense of duty and her hairstyle.” It is clear Mirren captures The Queen’s dedication and her steadfastness during…
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How do they compare? A look at British and European royal funding

The idea of royalty is magic itself. The crowns. The power. The money. But is it all that it is built up to be? What if you could decide? How would the world be different today if the royal families had never existed? On average, the British Royal Family cost the taxpayer £43 million a year, with them being estimated at a net worth of £383 million as a collective. Individually, they each…
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FeaturesOpinion

The fall of a once famed king

King Juan Carlos I of Spain was once so popular that his approval ratings were the envy of royal Europe. Now, he is spending summer in exile after leaving the country he once ruled under a cloud as allegations about his financial affairs continued. His departure has caused…
CoronavirusEuropean RoyalsOpinion

Europe's royals put the spotlight on local tourism

We’re caught in a flux, of sorts, as the world begins to ease out of lockdowns and restrictions imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic, but countries remain cautious about how to proceed so as not to cause another spike in cases. As businesses begin to reopen, one thing seems clear: summer tourism figures will likely fall very short of past years’ numbers. Enter the European royals who are…
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OpinionThe Wessexes

The Countess of Wessex is now the world’s most stylish royal

Attention please – there is a new royal fashion queen in town and it’s not who you might expect. Over the years, poll after poll has told us who the most stylish royals are, and one woman keeps floating to the top of them. The Duchesses of Cambridge and Sussex or Queen Letizia of Spain may get the most headlines, but Sophie often comes out on top. The hardworking and underrated Countess of…
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