Spain's King and Queen visit Barcelona after terror attack

Spain’s King Felipe and Queen Letizia travelled to Spain to show solidarity with the victims of the recent terror attack in Barcelona and Cambrils. The King and Queen were on a private holiday with their daughters, Princess Leonor and Infanta Sofía, when the events unfolded. After the attack on Thursday, the Spanish monarchy said on Twitter, “They’re murderers, just criminals who…
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Will Her Majesty be absent from The Queen's Speech?

It has been confirmed that this year’s Queen’s Speech has been delayed by a few days due to the Conservative Party failing to reach an agreement with Northern Ireland’s DUP. If an agreement cannot be made, then it is likely that The Queen’s Speech will not be passed resulting in another General Election. But by delaying the speech, Her Majesty will inevitably have to miss…
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Swedish Royal Family participates in National Day

The Swedish Royal Family took part in various events throughout Sweden for National Day yesterday on 6 June. King Carl XVI Gustaf, Queen Silvia, Crown Princess Victoria, Prince Daniel, Princess Estelle, Prince Carl Philip, Princess Sofia, Princess Madeleine and Chris…
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Who will The Queen appoint as Prime Minister in June?

Theresa May has announced that she will call a snap General Election for June 8th in which the British public will go the polls and vote for a new government. The current Prime Minister will stand in the election as leader of the Conservative Party – but there are also many other candidates. Theresa May – Conservatives Theresa May, who has been Prime Minister of the United Kingdom for…
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The duties of an Elizabethan Lady-in-Waiting

In the early modern period, the allure of court life was more than desirable, which caused families to seek positions that were in service of the crown. It has been said that to be around a king and his court was like being next to the sun, but when away it was only darkness. For daughters of wealthy nobles, an appointment as a lady-in-waiting was highly sought after, with service to the queen…
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