The special relationship between Queen Sonja and Boris Yeltsin

The fact that Europe’s queens and princesses have good relationships with each other is well known. But it’s more perhaps more unusual to hear about friendships between Europe’s royals and Russian politicians. et this was exactly what happened when Queen Sonja first met the first democratically elected leader of Russia, Boris Yeltsin. The free-spirited former Communist managed to…
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King Harald met Russia’s Foreign Minister Lavrov

King Harald of Norway met Russia’s Foreign Minister, Sergei Lavrov, this Friday in the northern Norwegian city of Kirkenes. The meeting took place only a few days after Russia claimed that Norway is gearing up for a conflict with Russia and relations between the two…

Poetry and the Tsarina?

Included amongst the works read as a young woman by Princess Alix of Hesse, later Tsarina Alexandra Feodorovna (1872-1918), were – according to letters that she wrote to her eldest sister, Victoria, Princess Louis of Battenberg – Guizot’s Reformation de la Litterature, the Life of Cromwell and Raumer’s nine-volume set, Geschichte der Hohenstaufen(Baroness Sophie Buxhoeveden…
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A Brief History of Frogmore Cottage

With the announcement that Frogmore Cottage will become the residence of The Duke and Duchess of Sussex at Windsor, it is perhaps interesting to briefly review Frogmore Cottage’s history. Contrary to popular imagination, it is not the first time that the building has…
Prince Charles and Camilla

Prince Charles makes unannounced visit to MI5 headquarters amid tension with Russia

The Prince of Wales, who is also the royal patron of intelligence services, made an unannounced visit to MI5 headquarters on Wednesday. His surprise appearance comes after the rising tensions between the UK and Vladimir Putin. The poisoning of Russian spy Sergei Skripal and his daughter, Yulia, has caused much angst between the UK and Russia after it took place on British soil. The Prince of Wales…
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The Queen

Russian media spread news of Queen death rumours

Over the Christmas holidays, fake news stories broke of Queen Elizabeth dying after suffering from a ‘heavy cold’. Screenshots of the alleged report on royal.uk show the headline ‘Death of Queen Elizabeth II’. Further shots show a statement from Her Majesty’s Press Secretary reading: “Prince Charles with the greatest sadness has asked for the following…
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