European RoyalsThe Queen

Our historic Queen: how Europe's other royal reigns measure up

We are now just 24 hours away from history. On September 9th 2015, The Queen becomes the longest reigning monarch in British history. There is huge interest in this magical moment when Elizabeth II overtakes Victoria with people around the world waiting for the day when the girl who was never meant to rule sets the record for the longest reign we’ve known. But even before the milestone is…
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Sweden

A royal baby for Sweden as Crown Princess Victoria announces her second pregnancy

It’s been announced that Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden is pregnant with her second child. The princess, heir to her country’s throne, is expecting her baby in March 2016. The new prince or princess will be third in line to the Swedish crown. Crown Princess Victoria of Sweden, seen with her husband and daughter, has announced she is expecting a second baby next March There had been…
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History

The stories of Queen Victoria's granddaughters: Princess Helena Victoria

Princess Helena Victoria, known as Thora, loved tennis and golf We’re used to seeing the Duke of Kent at Wimbledon and in recent years, the Duchess of Cambridge has become a regular supporter of the tennis played at the All England Club. But rewind nine decades and another royal was a familiar face there. A princess known to her family as Thora regularly cropped up on the Pathe newsreels of the…
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FeaturesOpinion

Sophie's surprise: why The Countess of Wessex is now the world's most stylish royal

As summer draws to an end, there is a new royal fashion queen in town and it’s not who you might expect. In the quiet days of August, several polls have appeared telling us who the most stylish royals are and one woman keeps floating to the top of them. The Duchess of Cambridge and Queen Letizia of Spain might have got the most headlines in recent months but both of them lose out in the summer…
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