British Royals

Queen Victoria's Coronation fascinated Americans just as British Royal Family does now

When Prince William and Kate Middleton walked down the aisle 23 million Americans tuned in to watch. Due to the time differences, this meant that those millions had to get up incredibly early. Every single detail of the wedding was covered. From the appearance of Kate’s tiara to the wedding invitations and royal etiquette.  Hotels around the US held watch parties and many held their…
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Insight

The pressure of working for the Royal Family

As Royal Central announced that the Duchess of Cambridge would be losing her Private Secretary, Rebecca Deacon, many volunteered themselves as tribute in her place. Although we all know that the chances of an outsider being picked for the job are unlikely, what would it be…
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Royal Family threatened by over 400 stalkers

It has been revealed that a specialist police team are currently monitoring more than 400 stalkers who form a threat to the royal family. Established in 2007 because ‘information was coming in, but there was no system to assess it. And the attacks were potentially preventable,’ the Fixated Threat Assessment Centre (FTAC) is led by a psychiatrist and a psychologist. They believe the best way to…
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The Queen

The Queen's Income Set to Rise by 7% in 2016

The Queen is to receive an extra £2.7m in funding next year, as George Osbourne revealed the 2016/17 Sovereign Grant during yesterday’s Autumn Statement. The small detail, listed on page 114 of the Chancellor’s Spending Review, confirms that the Royal…
Palaces & Buildings

Throwback Thursday: Windsor Castle fire

Windsor Castle came out of World War II untouched by Blitz that occurred only 24 or so miles away. Decades later on 20 November 1992, it would meet a far different fate in the form of fire that would end up costing close to £40 million. The fire was said to spark by a spotlight that ignited a curtain in Queen Victoria’s private chapel. It then rapidly spread through the roof, decimating St…
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Insight

Ten unusual royal middle names

On July 17th 1947, a little girl was born at King’s College Hospital, London and given a rather rare first name.  Camilla, first child of Major Bruce Shand and his wife, Rosalind, would become known around the world by the name her parents gave her in the days after…
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Prince Charles stands firm and opts out of State Banquet with Chinese President

The Prince of Wales is opting not to attend next week’s State Banquet honouring Chinese President Xi Jinping. Clarence House did not provide any reason as to why Prince Charles will not attend besides the following: “The Prince of Wales and The Duchess of Cornwall have significant involvement in the State Visit by The President of The People’s Republic of China.” The various…
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