Opinion

Why there's a need for more books about royals from across the world

Search for books in English about The Duchess of Cambridge, The Duke of Cambridge, Prince Harry, Diana, Princess of Wales, or The Queen, and you will find an array of different choices to select from. When you search for books about Princess Madeleine of Sweden, Crown Princess Mette-Marit of Norway, or KingFelipe of Spain, you would be hard pressed to locate a book about their lives, written…
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How Her Majesty's wardrobe plays a role in diplomacy

The Queen is well known for her fashion sense, almost always dressed in bright colours with her handbag in tow. Have you ever thought about the choices that go into picking just what outfit and when? Her wardrobe plays a larger part in her diplomacy then some may have ever…
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From 3D to riding on a moose: The Queen in art

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has seen a lot during her 90-year life, having reigned for 63 of those years she has also been the subject of many displays of art. Some are your typical predicted portraits, others are, let’s just say, a little more unusual- Her Majesty on a moose for example. Horacio Cordero’s oil painting of The Queen (pictured above) is one portrait you could…
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Features

Marie Antoinette: A Short Biography

Maria Antonia Josephina Johanna was born on 2 November 1755 in Vienna, Austria. She was the 11th child (and most beautiful daughter) of Holy Roman Emperor Francis I and Holy Roman Empress Maria Theresa. She was so beautiful that when she was around the age of 10, a young…
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#OnThisDay King George V Was Born

On this day in history in 1865, King George V was born as the second son to King Edward VII and Queen Alexandra inMarlborough House, London. He was the grandson of Queen Victoria, and a grandfather to Her Majesty, The Queen. He was christened at Windsor Castle on 7 July 1865 by the Archbishop of Canterbury, Charles Longley. As the second son of the reigning monarch, it was not expected…
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Ceremony of the Lilies and the Roses at the Tower of London

The short service of remembrance, known as The Ceremony of the Lilies and the Roses, is held every 21 May, to commemorate the fact that Henry VI, England’s so-called “saintly king”, died at the Tower of London in 1471. Tradition has adopted the Norman Wakefield Tower as the location where the event took place. Begun in the 1220’s and jutting out onto Water Lane, itis a world…
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