Opinion

Why the cost argument just doesn't wash with Monarchy

<![CDATA[And so the subject of royal finances has arisen again after the publication of the Public Accounts Committee report on how the Royal Household manages its money. In recent times, republicans' annual outrage at the cost of the Royal Family has become part and parcel of every piece of news on royal finances – but is it justified? I'm about to explain why I believe…
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Insight

The Story of the Peerage: Feudal Beginnings

<![CDATA[ The origins of the peerage are not as obscure as one may think at first thought. In fact, documents dating back over a thousand years have helped historian piece together exactly how we have managed to get to where we are today with the nobility. Earls were one…
Opinion

Why Camilla must become our Queen

<![CDATA[It's a subject that divides people across the country and indeed, around the world. Should the Duchess of Cornwall become Queen when Prince Charles accedes to the throne? Some argue she cannot, others that she must – I'm going to explain in this…
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Can Prince Charles be skipped in the line of succession?

<![CDATA[Recent polls have shown that support for the Prince of Wales becoming king is constantly on the increase and at the moment is riding higher than support for the Duke of Cambridge succeeding after Her Majesty. It is an interesting point of discussion for constitutionalists, royalists and many others alike as to whether 'skipping' Prince Charles would be conceivable or indeed…
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InsightThe Kents

The wisdom of Princess Michael of Kent

<![CDATA[Today is the 69th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Michael of Kent. Over the years, Princess Michael (whose real name is Marie-Christine) has become the subject of fascination to many for some of the most baffling, intriguing and humorous quotes from a…
Features

Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You've Heard About Anne Boleyn

<![CDATA["Incredibly vain, ambitious, unscrupulous, coarse, fierce, and relentless." It's an instantly recognizable image of Anne Boleyn. The quote comes from Paul Friedman's 1884 biography. But fans of Philippa Gregory will find her reincarnated as the sister from hell of The Other Boleyn Girl.  In David Starkey’s 2004 Six Wives, she is a vicious, vengeful harpy who…
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Features

Avid Royal watcher to release book on his hobby

<![CDATA[A new book is to be released in March by 72-year-old Royal watcher, Colin Edwards. ‘The Royal Family: A Personal Portrait’ features Mr Edwards’ personal accounts of meeting members of the Royal family, complete with his own photographs. The book will…
Opinion

5 Minute Book Review - Honour by Matthew Lewis

<![CDATA[After reading the first historical fiction book written by Matthew Lewis, Loyalty I was very excited to read the next instalment, Honour.  I was expecting something similar to the first book – an engrossing story, well rounded characters and interesting…
Insight

Why does The Queen love Sandringham?

<![CDATA[It is at this time of the year that The Queen and The Duke of Edinburgh stay at Sandringham, but why does The Queen likes it so much? The story of the royal connection begins in 1862. Prince Albert, husband of Queen Victoria, was looking for a country home for his eldest son Albert Edward, Prince of Wales before his twentieth birthday. The idea was to find a healthy retreat for his…
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