Opinion

Why Princess Anne Is The Royal Family's Unsung Hero

With all the fuss about the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge being made every time a new engagement is announced, it’s worth reflecting sometimes that despite their public appearance, and the media coverage of their appearances, they are by no means the most active members of the Royal Family. Indeed now, it is often the most active members who are overlooked. Princess Anne has been performing…
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Insight

Queen's & Prince's Consent

Much has been made of the Queen’s and Prince Charles’ apparent veto power over proposed legislation in the House of Commons (see, for example, The Independent and the BBC News).  These ‘veto’ powers have been around for centuries and are part of parliamentary procedure.  All the same, there seems to be a misconception that the Queen and her heir personally decide which…
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Insight

Just Who Is Cressida Bonas?

As Prince Harry re-introduces the world to his girlfriend, Cressida Bonas, we take a look at just who Cressida is, (how to pronounce her name), whether she’s likely to be a long-term girlfriend for Harry (or more) and more. Cressida Bonas (name pronounced as…
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Will Prince William Be Prince Of Wales?

It has come to our attention recently that there is some confusion about Prince William and the Duchess Of Cambridge’s placement in terms of entitlement to titles, in order to try and redress this, here’s our short, yet we hope informative guide, to what Prince William is in line for when his father succeeds to the throne. Apologies for the recent succession of titles and future based…
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History

Royal Romances: Our Favorite Love Stories

I know it is naïve, but I am a hopeless romantic. I don’t fall in love with everything that moves, but I believe in real, deep, everlasting love. Perhaps because of my parents’ great love story, when my 13-year-old mum met my 16-year-old daddy and to this day…
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What Does 'The Crown' Even Mean?

‘The Crown’ is said to be a term synonymous with the Monarch, a term used in legal situations and by Monarchists. But what does it actually mean, and why has something inanimate and useful as a form of Royal headdress been taken to mean the Sovereign of the…
History

On This Day In 1840: Queen Victoria Marries Prince Albert - A Royal Love Story

On this day, 173 years ago, Queen Victoria married Prince Albert of Saxe-Coburg-Gotha in a ceremony performed at the Chapel Royal at St James’s Palace, a moment’s walk from Buckingham Palace, the home of the Monarch since the beginning of Queen Victoria’s reign. Queen Victoria was quite unusual by social convention, she was Queen, yet not yet married. Prince Albert was always set…
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