Sunday, 17 December 2017

Three Medieval Royal Marriages on May 19th

Save that date if you haven't already. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will marry on May 19th 2018 at St. George's Chapel, Windsor but they won't be the first royals to say 'I do' on that date. In fact, three rather important medieval marriages took place on May 19th with the couples involved all related to Harry. Nothing like keeping it in the family.  Henry and Meghan make it their own next year but here are three unions that have already put May 19th in the royal wedding history books....

Saturday, 16 December 2017

6 stopovers for Royal Wedding Visitors

The Royal Wedding date is set and, appropriately enough given that Harry and Meghan announced just before Christmas, there is very little room left in the inn. Hotel rooms in Windsor are at a premium as the world gets ready to converge on St. George's Chapel on May 19th 2018. That doesn't mean a trip to Windsor is out of the question. The town is well connected by train so if you're hoping to hop across for a royal wedding holiday, then here are six places around an hour or less away from Windsor by rail. They may well be easier to find accommodation in right now and they also have royal links of their own. Make it a truly regal holiday and get busy with these stopovers for Royal Wedding Visitors.....

Friday, 15 December 2017

The Royal 2017: the State Visit row

Controversy is never far from royal circles and at the start of the year, the Queen found herself involved in a row entirely of other people's making. The prospect of a State Visit by the President of the United States, Donald Trump, caused all kinds of arguments, and led to a headline grabbing petition with the Queen at its very heart. The Royal 2017 looks back at the row about a State Visit which still isn't over yet...

Royal Wedding 2018: Harry and Meghan's big date revealed

The date for your diary is....May 19th 2018. Prince Harry and Meghan Markle's wedding day has been confirmed by Kensington Palace. And put those dreams of a Bank Holiday on hold. Those modern royals are making like most of us and getting wed on a Saturday.

The Royal Christmas 2017: sharing the festive love

Christmas is the season of goodwill and there's been plenty of evidence of that in recent days. We've had a little market shopping, a very special trimming of a Christmas tree and celebrating with a meal with new friends. This is how the royals are sharing the festive love this December....

Thursday, 14 December 2017

The Royal 2017: Denmark's summer horribilis

Not all news is good news. And one royal family had their fair share of difficult times this year. A sad loss early on in the year was followed by a family discussion that became very public and caused angry headlines around the world. It ended with a very sad statement. Here's how the Royal 2017 resulted in a summer horribilis in Denmark...

The Royal Christmas 2017: Oscar shakes on a festive tradition

You're never too young to perfect the royal handshake. With a whole liketime of saying hello and how do you do ahead of him, Prince Oscar of Sweden got in some practice as he helped his mum and sister bring the Christmas trees into the Royal Palace in Stockholm ready for the festive season. The face might say otherwise, but Oscar has this one down pat.

Wednesday, 13 December 2017

The Royal 2017: a prince is born

After a run of regal babies in recent times, 2017 was a little quiet on the nursery front. However, those lovely royals in Sweden weren't going to let the year pass without adding to their number. The House of Bernadotte welcomed a new prince as the summer came to an end. Let's celebrate the birth of Gabriel, Duke of Dalarna in the latest look back at the Royal 2017.....

Meghan's First Royal Christmas

There had been rumours that the future Duchess of Sussex had been seen snapping up amusing but posh presents for under a fiver, just the sort that the Royal Family loves to swap on Christmas Eve, but now the news is official. Meghan Markle will be joining Prince Harry at Sandringham for the festive holidays. William and Kate will be there, too. And, let's face it, if George and Charlotte also make their Sandringham church debuts this year then Twitter is in danger of imploding on Christmas Day. Bring it on.

Tuesday, 12 December 2017

The Royal 2017: Spain's royals in the dock

One day, maybe, we'll get to write about a Spanish royal year and not use the words ''tough'', ''controversial'' and ''beleaguered''. But not this year. The past twelve months have been both tough and controversial for the beleaugured royal family. And that's with the end that 2017 brought of a problem that has hounded them for years. The Royal 2017 looks back at Spain's royals in the dock....