King Philippe offers "deepest regrets" for Congo horrors

King Philippe of the Belgians had offered his “deepest regrets” for the horrors done to the people of the Congo during the reign of his predecessor King Leopold II. King Philippe spoke out in a letter to President Félix Tshisekedi in which he wrote to congratulate the Democratic Republic of the Congo on the 60th anniversary of their independence from Belgium. He wrote…
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The King and Queen of Bhutan name second son

The King and Queen of Bhutan have revealed the name of their second son. He has been named Jigme Ugyen Wangchuck and His Royal Highness will be referred to as Gyalsey Ugyen Wangchuck. The King and Queen attended the Trelda Tsechu prayer ceremony at Thimphu Tashichodzong…
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Royal Wedding Rewind: Prince Michael of Kent and Marie Christine von Reibnitz

On 30 June 1978, Prince Michael of Kent, the younger brother the Duke of Kent, wed Baroness Marie Christine von Reibnitz. Michael is the paternal first cousin of Queen Elizabeth II, and Marie Christine is of German, Austrian and Hungarian noble descent. She is the only daughter of Silesian nobleman Baron Gunther von Reibnitz and his Austro-Hungarian wife, Countess Maria Szapáryde…
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The unhappy royal love story which helped make Richard III a king

Richard III was declared King of England on June 26th 1483 – thanks to a royal romance which had all but been forgotten. She was the long dead widow who was used by a king to overthrow his own nephew and yet her name is all but forgotten today. Eleanor Butler was the woman who helped change the royal history of England forever and almost brought one of its most famous dynasties to…
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June’s Jewels: Sweden’s Pearls

We are taking a look at some of the Swedish Royal Family’s best pearls in our June series. While the Swedish pearls may not be as prominent as the diamonds, there are still some beautiful sets in the Swedish vaults. Cameo Set The Cameo Tiara is famous for being…

A Calendar of Kings: June

History is scattered with monarchical milestones which tell the story of the reigns that have shaped a realm. June, that sunniest of months, is no different. Some of the most famous rulers in British history had landmark moments in its midsummer days. Here’s a Calendar…
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June’s Jewels: Diana's love of pearls

Born into a wealthy British aristocratic family and later marrying the heir to the throne, Diana, Princess of Wales, had an enviable jewel collection. However, the late princess had a fondness for pearls, particularly chokers. In June, the month where the precious stone features as the associated birthstone, Royal Central looks back at her extensive collection. Pearl and Sapphire…
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