British Royals

Honi soit qui mal y pense: the history of the Order of the Garter

The Order of the Garter is the oldest chivalric order in Great Britain.  King Edward III founded the Most Noble Order of the Garter. It was officially founded in 1348 but may date back to 1344. Reportedly he was inspired by King Arthur and his Round Table of Knights, but he also may have drawn on other European orders created at roughly the same time. Edward and 25 Founder Knights created…
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Prince William promises to take care of Catherine as he is handed get well cards

The Prince of Wales promised to keep looking after his wife as he was handed a card for Catherine on his first public engagement since she announced she is being treated for cancer. Prince William was given get well message for his wife by Rachel Candappa, one of the volunteers at Surplus to Supper in Sunbury-on-Thames, Surrey. William visited the food redistribution centre and rolled up his…
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The role held by the Duke of Kent for an historic half century

The Duke of Kent might be stepping aside as Colonel of the Scots Guards but he has claimed a place in the history books as he does so. The Duke, 88, has held the role for 50 years, the longest tenure of anyone as Colonel of the Regiment. Prince Edward will formally retire from the role on April 14th 2024 after taking part in commemorations at the annual Black Sunday events held by the Scots…
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A night at the football for Prince William and Prince George

Prince William and Prince George were on hand to cheer on their team as one of Europe’s top football competitions reached a crucial stage. The first and second in line to the throne watched Aston Villa aim for glory in the UEFA Europa Conference League. Embed from Getty Images William and George are both Villa fans and their side is now in the quarter finals of the competition. They…
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