Opinion: Was Kate's diplomatic dressing in Ireland a tour miss?

Did Kate’s style on #RoyalVisitIreland leave you feeling green around the gills? Debate has gone on all week over the Duchess of Cambridge’s latest take on diplomatic dressing. Here, our Chief Reporter, Kristin Contino, argues you can have too much of a good thing. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge made their first trip to Ireland this week, making headlines with their post-Brexit…
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Numbering the Kings and Queens of Britain

One aspect of the evolution of monarchy that I find interesting is the development of Ordinal numbers, or regnal numbers, and also called post-nominal numbers used to differentiate between monarchs of the same name within the same territory. In the British system of…
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Remains of Anglo-Saxon princess discovered in Kent

The remains of Princess Eanswith, also written as Eanswythe or Eanswide, have been discovered hidden inside the wall of a church in Kent. Historians say that the bones and teeth that were found are almost certainly those of the 7th century Princess and saint. Dr Andrew Richardson, from the Canterbury Archaeological Trust, told the BBC: “It now looks highly probable that we have the only…
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How many verses of 'God Save the Queen' will save you from the coronavirus?

The battle against the coronavirus could be solved if people sing the national anthem whilst washing their hands according to the British government. Senior British Cabinet Ministers are advising people to wash their hands while singing ‘God Save The Queen’. Health officials say people should clean their hands for approximately 20 seconds. But there is no need for an egg-timer, singing…
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The life and times of the 18th Duchess of Alba, who had more titles than Queen Elizabeth II

The 18th Duchess of Alba, María del Rosario Cayetana Fitz-James Stuart y Silva, was born on 28 March 1926 at the vast Liria Palace, which has served as the Madrid residence of the Dukes of Albas for generations (most of the home was destroyed during the Spanish Civil War and was rebuilt by the Duchess’s father and the Duchess). The Fitz-James Stuarts, the most powerful aristocratic…
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