Several Americans have been born with royal titles or have gained titles through marriage. The United States Consitution says that Americans cannot accept titles from foreign powers without the consent of Congress. What does that mean for the Americans who hold titles? Article I, Section 9, Clause 8 of the U.S. Constitution, also called the [read more]
Since the former Princess Mako of Japan wed her college sweetheart, Kei Komuro, last week, endless comparisons have been made with the Duke and Duchess of Sussex as both couples have decided to settle in the United States. However, their situations could not be more different. One was forced out of the Imperial Family by [read more]
Prince Philip: The Royal Family Remembers will be broadcast on BBC One on 22 September 2021 at 9 P.M GMT.
The Duchess of Windsor had an impressive jewellery collection that the Duke of Windsor gifted her throughout their marriage. The collection was so extensive that it was given the nickname “the alternative Crown Jewels.” The Duchess had many extravagant jewellery items in her royal life – including a diamond, onyx and emerald panther bracelet; a [read more]
On 2 May 2015, the Duchess of Cambridge was admitted to the Lindo Wing at St Mary’s Hospital in London, and at 8.34 am, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge’s second child and only daughter was born. The new royal baby weighed 8lb 3oz and was fourth in the line of succession from birth. Because [read more]
While Queen Victoria was the Queen of the United Kingdom, she also held the additional title of (the first) Empress of India. She was proclaimed as Empress on 1 May 1876 and held the title until her death on 22 January 1901. In total, she served as India’s empress for 24 years, eight months, and [read more]