Princess Anne and Family

Princess Anne's special role as King Charles opens Parliament for the first time in his reign

As King Charles opened Parliament for the first time under his reign, his sister, The Princess Royal exercised a special role – that of ‘Gold-Stick-in-Waiting.’ Embed from Getty Images The role is that of a ceremonial bodyguard to the sovereign and is considered an honour. As the King and Queen Camilla left Buckingham Palace in the Diamond Jubilee State Coach, Princess Anne…
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The George IV State Diadem: the royal history of the gem just worn for the first time by Queen Camilla

It is one of the most symbolic pieces of jewellery in the royal collection and it now has a new chapter in its history. It was originally created for a king but has only been worn by queens for almost two decades. Now, Queen Camilla has continued that tradition and worn the George IV State Diadem for the first State Opening of Parliament of her husband’s reign. To be fair, it’s a…
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The royal bride who refused to wear white for her wedding

It was a low key royal wedding, set against a backdrop of family illness and impending drama. But the marriage of Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester and Lady Alice Montagu Douglas Scott, on November 6th 1935, began a royal partnership that would become a bedrock for the House of Windsor as it faced some of its most challenging times. Prince Henry, third son of King George V and Queen Mary, had…
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The iconic royal jewel made for a king and now used by queens

It is one of the most symbolic pieces of jewellery in the royal collection and it could be about to get a new chapter in its history. It was originally created for a king but has only been worn by queens for almost two decades. Now, Queen Camilla could continue that tradition and wear the George IV State Diadem for the first State Opening of Parliament of her husband’s reign. To be…
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