British Royals

Never-before-seen photos of King Edward VIII and Wallis Simpson released to the public for the first time

Many think that some of the events this year have been earth-shattering, however, wind the clock back eighty years. In 1936, Britain is coming to terms with losing King George V whilst over in Europe the ominous threat of Hitler was beginning to grow steadily. Then the nation was further shocked when King Edward VIII expressed his desire to marry the divorcee Wallis Simpson, a desire which meant…
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Monarchy Monday: All in a 'regnal' name

Alexandrina Victoria chose to reign as Queen Victoria There are few circumstances in which one may pick their name, ascending the throne is one such. Upon becoming Sovereign, the new King or Queen may choose to use a new name to reign in. This is known as a regnal…