The life, scandals and loves of Princess Margaret

Princess Margaret Rose was born on 21 August 1930, the younger daughter of the Duke and Duchess of York. She was born at Glamis Castle in Scotland and was the first major royal to be born in Scotland since Charles I over 300 years earlier. At the time of her birth, she was fourth in line to the throne behind her uncle David, the Prince of Wales (later Edward VIII),her father (later George…
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The tiara that became emblematic of an historic queen

For what may well be her last tiara appearance of her life as Monarch, Queen Margrethe II chose one of the most significant jewellery pieces in the Danish vault. And it was the tiara worn by Margrethe II in the first official photo of her following her accession in 1972. It has been emblematic of her historic reign for over half a century. Nicknamed the “Pearl Poiré Tiara” from the shape…
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British RoyalsState & Ceremonial

Scottish National Party leader criticised for holding wreath upside down and refusing to sing national anthem at Cenotaph

The leader of the Scottish National Party in Westminster, Stephen Flynn, has been heavily criticised on social media for his conduct during the Remembrance Sunday commemorations at the Cenotaph. Mr Flynn, who became the SNP’s leader in the House of Commons in December 2022, held his wreath upside down and refused to sing the national anthem. People took to social media to criticise the…
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The story behind the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior

At the main entrance of Westminster Abbey lies the Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, the body of an unknown British soldier from the First World War. On 11 November 1920, the body was brought from France to be buried at The Abbey. While there is one body that lies in The Abbey…

The future monarchs who will one day reign in Europe

They are the people who will one day reign and their role has an importance that pervades every element of their lives. Being the heir means preparation for a throne that starts early and only ends with accession. From the first in lines who grew up in pole position to those…
Palaces & Buildings

The future King and Queen and their humble beginnings

While the Prince and Princess of Wales spend their time between Kensington Palace and Adelaide Cottage, one other home of theirs holds special meaning – Anmer Hall. Located about 110 miles north of London and Northfolk, the home was a wedding gift from Queen Elizabeth II following their 2011 wedding. It is where they lived after their nuptials and where the royals escape with their three…
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