The Royals

A true British institution, the Royal Family is considered to be one of the country’s main attractions. From their illustrious palaces and their intriguing traditions to their deep roots in Britain’s history, the Monarchy continues to be a symbol of the nation.

With HM Queen Elizabeth II celebrating her Diamond Jubilee in 2012 and the Duke and Duchess of Cornwall winning over the hearts of the world, there’s never been a better time to be a Royal

The Queen has received in excess of three million items of correspondence during her 60-year reign


TV show The Crown to chart HM The Queen’s reign

A new TV series, The Crown, looks set to chart the Queen’s ascension to the throne and imagines the trials and tribulations happening behind closed doors.

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Quiz: Test your knowledge of the Royal Family

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Belfast City Hall with statue of Queen Victoria, Belfast, Northern Ireland

10 facts about the life and rule of Queen Victoria

While her glorious legacy survives, these more homely truths have been largely forgotten about the 19th-century monarch.

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Tudor of the Month – Margaret Tudor

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores the dramatic life of Henry VIII’s sister, Margaret Tudor.


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New photos mark Prince George’s third birthday

Four beautiful official photographs released by the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge show Prince George at the family home, Anmer Hall, Norfolk.

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Fashioning a Reign opens at Buckingham Palace State Rooms

The largest exhibition of Her Majesty The Queen’s wardrobe, Fashioning a Reign: 90 Years of Style, opens at Buckingham Palace on July 23

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HM The Queen will celebrate her official birthday on June 11 Credit: Getty Images/Shutterstock

Timeline of HM The Queen’s life and reign

To mark her 90th year, we chart Queen Elizabeth II’s journey from young princess who was third in line to the throne to Britain’s longest-reigning monarch.

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The Queen and members of the Royal Family watch the Trooping the Colour from the balcony of Buckingham Palace

Sign our card to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday

As the Queen’s 90th birthday approaches, sign our card to send your best wishes to our nation’s longest-reigning monarch.

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Tudor of Month: Queen Mary I

With Tudor Times we profile a different figure every month. Here, Melita Thomas explores Mary Tudor, England’s first sovereign queen.


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10 things you might not know about Bloody Mary

Discover the turbulent life of England’s first queen in her own right, Queen Mary I, and how she got her fearsome reputation…

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