Buckingham Palace has announced that King Charles III has conferred the Dukedom of Edinburgh upon The Prince Edward, Earl of Wessex and Forfar, on the occasion of His Royal Highness’s 59th birthday. This means that Prince Edward and his wife Sophie will now be known as the Duke and Duchess of Edinburgh. However, in a [read more]
A spokesperson for the Duke and Duchess of Sussex has confirmed that the Duke and Duchess’s daughter Lili was christened a few days ago while using her royal title. The statement reads, “I can confirm that Princess Lilibet Diana was christened on Friday, March 3 by the Archbishop of Los Angeles, the Rev John Taylor.” [read more]
The Chrism oil, which will be used to anoint Queen Camilla and King Charles III, had been consecrated in Jerusalem. The ceremony took place on 3 March in The Church of the Holy Sepulchre. The oil was consecrated by the Patriarch of Jerusalem, His Beatitude Patriarch Theophilos III, and the Anglican Archbishop in Jerusalem, The [read more]
The Grand Ducal court has announced the death of Princess Marie-Gabrielle of Luxembourg today at the age of 97. Marie-Gabrielle was born on 2 August 1925 as the fourth child and third daughter of Charlotte, Grand Duchess of Luxembourg and her husband, Prince Felix. She was the last surviving child of the couple. In 1951, Marie-Gabrielle [read more]
The British Museum has unveiled a gold pendant on a chain, which is associated with King Henry VIII and his first Queen, Catherine of Aragon. The item was discovered in Warwickshire by a metal detectorist. Embed from Getty Images The pendant is attached to a gold chain via an enamelled ‘hand.’ It is decorated with [read more]
The Belgian royal palace has released two new photos of Queen Mathilde to celebrate her 50th birthday today. The first photo will also be available as a postage stamp in Belgium.