Thai King Squashes Princess’s Political Bid To Become PM

Thailand’s King Maha Vajiralongkorn has denounced his older sister’s bid to run for Prime Minister in Thailand’s election in a statement on Friday, 8 February 2019. Princess Ubolratana Mahidol, aged 67, was nominated as a candidate for the Thaksin-alled Thai Raksa Chart Party, until the King intervened more than 12 hours later, saying it was…

Henry VII (1485-1509): The Businessman King

Henry VII brought peace, prosperity and national pride to England. His reign ended the bloody Wars of the Roses. He became an outstandingly successful English king. He was born in Pembroke Castle on 28 January 1457. He survived thanks to his mother’s care during the Wars of the Roses. There was little likelihood of ever…

Viceroy’s House: Lord Mountbatten Oversees Partition in 1947

A new film focuses on the last Viceroy Lord Mountbatten overseeing the final transition of British India to Independence in 1947. British rule was coming to an end after 300 years. Viceroy's House, starring Downton Abbey's Hugh Bonneville and Gillian Anderson, looks at six months of tumultuous history leading up to the creation of two…

King Abdullah II Goes To Washington

Jordan's King Abdullah II and Queen Rania met with the newly-elected President Donald Trump during an official visit to Washington. He is the first Arab leader to visit since the new administration took over last month. صاحبا الجلالة والرئيس الأمريكي دونالد ترامب خلال حفل إفطار الدعاء الوطني في العاصمة الأمريكية واشنطن Thier Majesties and the US…

Podcast: Walking With The Wounded, Dutch Royal Visit & Princess Michael Upsets PETA

Mary Queen of Scots cleared of murder centuries later, Dutch royal visit to China and Prince Harry joins in the Walking With The Wounded's Walk of Britain. Why has Princess Michael of Kent upset animal rights campaigners again? Find out in this week's show ... Mary Queen of Scots Declared Innocent How has Mary Queen of…

Podcast: Royal DIY Renovations, Russian Royal Remains & Official Photos

New Australian Prime Minister plans to abolish knighthoods, Prince William and Prince Harry help out with a DIY project, new official photos, update on royal christening and plans to exhume Russian Royal Family's remains. Listen to this week's show: Plans To Abolish Australian Knighthoods New Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull is said to abolish Australian knights…

Podcast: Duchess Back To Work, First Dane In Space & USA Visit

The Duchess of Cambridge returns to official duties, royal fans messages for Prince William at work causing problems, Queen Margrethe congratulates first Dane in space, a royal visit to the USA and Prince's Day in the Netherlands. Listen to this week's show: Duchess of Cambridge Visits Anna Freud Centre View image | gettyimages.com The Duchess of…

Podcast: Longest-Reigning Monarch & David Cameron Lends Van Dyck Paintings

Queen Elizabeth the Second has become the longest-reigning monarch, new commemorative coins and British Prime Minister David Cameron lends two portraits for a new exhibition in London. The Longest Reigning Monarch Buckingham Palace released a new photo of the Queen to commemorate this historic milestone in British and Commonwealth history. This photograph of The Queen by the renowned…