British RoyalsMonaco

Royal Relations: Elizabeth II and Albert II of Monaco

While some links between royal houses are well known and rather close, others are a little more distant and perhaps all the more interesting for that. Royal Central’s summer series looking at royal relations across Europe turns today to Monaco and the United Kingdom. And although the links between Albert II and Elizabeth II might be stretched, they are still there. The connection between…
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The Queen

The Queen begins her summer break at Balmoral

There was a familiar face waiting to greet the Queen as she was given an official welcome at Balmoral Castle at the start of her summer holiday there. And this time round, Corporal Cruachan IV was on best behaviour as he helped get the traditional royal break under…
History

Royal Pictures from History: A Queen is Crowned

The Coronation of Queen Elizabeth II took place 66 years ago today. The young monarch, who had succeeded to the throne on the death of her father, King George VI, on February 6th 1952 was carried to this ancient ceremony in a golden coach while the world watched. Millions of people around the world celebrated with Elizabeth, then just 27 years old, at the start of what would become a record…
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The Queen

All the Queen's Prime Ministers

The Queen is about to see the fourteenth Prime Minister of her reign. Theresa May has informed Her Majesty that she will stand down as Conservative leader on Friday June 7th 2019, triggering a race to replace her. The new incumbent will be in place within days and will…
British RoyalsThe Queen

The Queen's Week - in pictures

It’s been a week of remembering the past and looking to the future for the Queen. As well as the usual audiences, including her weekly meeting with Prime Minister Theresa May, the Queen has celebrated a special anniversary and shown everyone just how social media should really be done. Here’s the Queen’s week, in pictures. Embed from Getty Images The Queen marked a special moment…
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FeaturesHistory

A Calendar of Queens: February

Royal history is so rich that the year is peppered with anniversaries and milestones. From births to deaths, coronations to weddings, each month brings the memory of another landmark moment. Britain’s queens, past and present, have written themselves into the history…
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Royal Pictures from History: the final farewell of a king

Royalty has always been the subject of imagery but some moments stick in the mind and take on an historical resonance all of their own. In this occasional series, Royal Central takes a look at some of the most famous images in royal history, beginning with a poignant picture taken on this day almost seven decades ago. The Image – King George VI, London Airport, January 31st 1952 Embed from…
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