Podcast: Royal Baby News, Tonga & King Canute

A royal baby announcement, King Carl XVI Gustaf visits South Korea, Crown Prince Haakon visits Tonga, Charles and Camilla celebrate a wedding anniversary and King Canute tries stopping the tide. Royal Baby Update Harry and Meghan's decision regarding the birth of their forthcoming child. Buckingham Palace has announced this morning that the Duke and Duchess…

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…

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle To Attend ANZAC Day Services

Kensington Palace has announced Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will attend services commemorating ANZAC Day on Wednesday, 25 April 2018. Australians and New Zealanders commemorate Anzac Day in honour of the brave men who died at Gallipoli in the Dardanelles in 1915. The ill-fated military campaign by the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC)…

Podcast: Norwegian Literature Ambassador, State Opening of Parliament & Koningsdag

A forthcoming Coronation later this year, Crown Princess Mette-Marit's new role, Emperor Akihito's abdication news, State Opening of Parliament in Britain, and Koningsdag (King’s Day). Thai Coronation King Maha Vajiralongkorn's forthcoming coronation will take place later this year. Watch this space for more details ... Norwegian Literature Ambassador Crown Princess Mette-Marit, who has organised the…

Podcast: Crown Princess Victoria’s 40th Birthday Plans, Vimy Commemorations & Enlightened Princesses

A thanksgiving service for Lord Snowdon, 40th birthday plans, cute royal bridal attendants, Vimy commemorations and the Enlightened Princesses exhibition. Service for Lord Snowdon The Queen and Prince Philip, accompanied by other members of the Royal Family attended a Service of Thanksgiving for the life and work of Antony Charles Robert Armstrong-Jones, 1st Earl of Snowdon,…

Podcast: Royal Maundy Service, Pope Francis, Royal Visit to Japan & Service of Hope

Royal Maundy Service in Leicester Cathedral, Charles and Camilla meet with Pope Francis, Spanish state visit to Japan and the Service of Hope at Westminster Abbey. Royal Maundy Service The Queen and Prince Philip will be attending the Royal Maundy Service at Leicester Cathedral on Thursday, 13 March, at 11.00 am. Charles and Camilla's Audience…

Podcast: Imperial Palace Swap, Royal Visit, Westminster & Children Helping Children

Japanese Imperial Palace swap, Belgian State Visit to Denmark, Princes' visits following Westminster Terrorist attack and Crown Princess Katherine of Serbia's charity drive. Imperial Palace Swap? Find out why Emperor Akihito and Crown Prince Naruhito are planning to swap royal residencies. King Philippe and Queen Mathilde Visit Denmark Kronprinsparret og D.M. Kong Philippe og Dronning…

Podcast: Brussels, Westminster, Paris, Princess Anne & Berkebeinerrennet

Commemorations in Brussels, terrorist attack in London, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge's Paris visit, Princess Anne at Portsmouth and two Crown Princes compete in a historic ski race. Brussels Remembrance Ceremony, 22 March King Philippe, Queen Mathilde and the Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel attended the 1st Anniversary commemorations in Brussels. Read King Philippe's Speech. Just…

Louis Mountbatten: 1st Earl Mountbatten of Burma, Viceroy of India

British naval officer Lord Louis Mountbatten accepted the Japanese surrender during World War II. He was the last Viceroy of India, and also mentor to Prince Charles. Mountbatten, known as “Dickie” to family and friends, was born Louis Francis Albert Victor Nicholas on 25 June 1900 at Frogmore House, Windsor. His parents were Prince Louis…