Opinion

Today's newspaper front pages

The moment we saw Prince George on the steps of St James’s Palace in only his second public appearance, we knew what the British front pages would feature. Some newspapers may be considered over the top where as some newspapers have not featured the christening at all. Here is my rundown of all the front pages. These are the newspapers that some may consider over the top. However, from a…
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Opinion

Charitable Brothers: How Princes William and Harry are Changing the World

TRH the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge at an Olympic committee reception Born into a life of unimaginable privilege, Their Royal Highnesses Prince William and Prince Harry may have taken the choice to turn their backs on the world. Like some of our past royals, the young Princes could have rarely left the comfort of the Palace. Instead, following in the footsteps of their grandparents, parents…
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Opinion

60 seconds with Shyama Perera

Shyama Perera is a weekly newspaper reviewer and social commentator on BBC London and also regularly reviews the newspaper front pages on the BBC News Channel. Shyama also contributes to programmes such as The Jeremy Vine Show and Woman’s hour. On our televisions, we…
Insight

Palace Security: How on Earth did they get past?

One would expect, in this day and age, for Buckingham Palace to be the height of security, though as was demonstrated last week, this is far from the case. In case you didn’t see the news, a man was arrested in one of the State Rooms at the Palace last Monday after…
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The tragic sons of York and Lancaster: Know your Edwards

The fifteenth century was littered with Edwards. It had always been a popular royal name and the London associations with Edward the Confessor, whose tomb was located within Westminster Abbey, made it a favourite choice for royal mothers giving birth there. It was also traditional to name sons after their fathers or after the King. The succession of the Yorkist Edward IV provided an obvious…
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Opinion

The Queen's Coronation Exhibition at Buckingham Palace

Last weekend, Karen Kilrow and I visited the State Rooms at Buckingham Palace. I was looking forward to it, even though I had been some years before. What I was most looking forward to, however, was the new exhibition for 2013, “The Queen’s Coronation 1953”. Coronation Portrait of The Queen painted by Sir Herbert James Gunn The exhibition celebrates the 60th Anniversary of the…
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