History

Queens and witchcraft: Isabella of Angouleme

Queens and witchcraft aren’t words that go together. In books and in films, witches are the wicked women who stand in the way of pretty princesses as they search for a happy ending. In the history of royalty, witchcraft was a tool to use against women who might otherwise be untouchable. And several of England’s queens found themselves accused of being witches at times when enemies…
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Insight

Doctor Who's Royal Adventures

It’s one of the biggest shows on British TV but even The Doctor needs a royal helping hand ever now and again. Doctor Who has been whirling on to our TV screens for over fifty years and in that time the travelling Time Lord, in all his incarnations, has had plenty of…
The Cambridges

William remembers Diana at a special charity event

The Duke of Cambridge has spoken of the pride his mother would have had in an organization she helped launch 21 years ago. Addressing those gathered to mark the special anniversary of Child Bereavement UK, William said he understood the importance of their work even more now that he himself was a father. The Duke of Cambridge was in London to celebrate the 21st anniversary of Child Bereavement UK…
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European RoyalsSweden

A new royal baby for Sweden

Just days after celebrating a royal christening, Sweden has more royal baby news to enjoy. Prince Carl Philip and his new wife, Princess Sofia, have just announced they are expecting their first child. The baby is due in April 2016 and will be part of a mini royal baby boom…
European Royals

A landmark birthday for a king in waiting

Kings in waiting are becoming increasingly rare in Europe. Spain, Sweden, Belgium and the Netherlands have female first in line with the heirs in Norway and Sweden having first born daughters who will succeed them. Which is why Prince Christian of Denmark, who turns ten today, is beginning to occupy a rather special position in Europe’s royal vista. He is in line to be his country’s king and…
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British RoyalsPrincess Anne and Family

Princess Anne speaks of the lesson we can all still learn from Edith Cavell, 100 years after her execution

The Princess Royal has spoken of the example that Edith Cavell, who was executed 100 years ago this week, still provides for healthcare professionals around the world. Embed from Getty Images Speaking at a special event held at the Belgian Senate on the centenary of Edith Cavell’s death, Princess Anne said that the British nurse broke new ground in healthcare and was a pioneer as well as a…
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