'Darling Mama': The Tsarina and her mother, Princess Alice

Princess Alix of Hesse, sixth child and fourth daughter of Queen Victoria’s daughter, Princess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse and her husband, Ludwig IV, Grand Duke of Hesse, was six years old when her mother died on 14 December 1878, incidentally the seventeenth anniversary of the death of Albert, the Prince Consort. This effect of this singularly shattering event on the young Princess Alix can…
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Swedish King removes royal styles of five grandchildren: Why it makes sense

King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden has revoked the royal styles of Royal Highness from five of his grandchildren – the children of his younger two children, Prince Carl Philip and Princess Madeleine. So, why does this make sense to do? While there’s no doubt that the King loves all of his grandchildren, it makes sense that he has removed Princes Alexander and Gabriel (the sons of Prince…
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Why is the President of France Co-Prince of Andorra?

The Principality of Andorra, one of the world’s smallest countries, is located between France and Spain in the Pyrenees Mountains. The Principality is one of Europe’s least-known countries, with a population of around 76,000. Andorra is a rare modern example of a political system known as a diarchy, in which two people rule jointly. Other modern examples of a diarchy include Eswatini…
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Who stars on The Crown this series?

Royalists are anxiously awaiting the newest series of Netflix’s The Crown. Season three is not too far away with a premiere date of 17th November. The third and fourth series is set to focus on 1964 – 1976. While it is unclear when we will see series four, we…
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Her Majesty's colourful wardrobe examined in "Our Rainbow Queen"

Did you know that The Queen’s heels are precisely 2.25 inches high, or that she wears one shoulder pad so she’ll look more symmetrical? These and other facts about Her Majesty’s vibrant fashion choices are revealed in Our Rainbow Queen: A Tribute to Queen Elizabeth II and Her Colorful Wardrobe. The book, by British journalist Sali Hughes, was released this spring in the UK but…
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