King Richard III brings extra visitors to Leicester on the first Bosworth anniversary since his reinterment

For years, August 22nd was the one time in the year when the focus really fell on Richard III. The last king of the House of York lost his throne and his life on that date when he lost the Battle of Bosworth to the first Tudor monarch, Henry VII. And for the long time when Richard’s burial place was lost, the end of his story was remembered on the anniversary of Bosworth. But all that has…
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The stories of Queen Victoria's granddaughters: Victoria Eugenie, Queen of Spain

Being Queen of Spain isn’t the easiest royal role around. Ask the two women who currently hold that title – neither Sofia of Greece nor Letizia Ortiz have enjoyed totally smooth sailing. And a century ago, the woman who reigned as Spanish consort had more than her fair share of problems. She was Victoria Eugenie, known as Ena, and she was the youngest of the women who were granddaughters of…
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The Queen

New details released of where Queen will be when she becomes longest-reigning Monarch

It’s just under a month to go until The Queen writes her name in the history books as the longest reigning monarch this country has known and now we know more about the backdrop to this very special day. The Queen will mark her milestone opening a new railway in Scotland. The Queen becomes our longest reigning monarch on September 9th 2015 As midnight strikes heralding the start of…
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The Great Royal Bake Off

It hasn’t even started yet and already Great British Bake Off fever has returned to the UK with just about everyone getting ready to go crazy again for meringues, macaroons and marble cake.   But while the twelve new stars of the BBC One show will no doubt win…
Prince Charles and Camilla

Planting for the future: Prince Charles plans for Britain's apples

It might be August and the height of summer but already minds are turning to bringing in the harvest and the apple haul this year will be rather varied – thanks to The Prince of Wales. Charles has been growing a wide range of rare and historic apples to help try and preserve the fruit. Prince Charles is looking to protect and preserve some rare and historic varieties of apple The Prince has…
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