charlotte
Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz

No – Queen Charlotte wasn’t black

Charlotte of Mecklenburg-Strelitz was a German Princess who, at the age of 17, married King George III of the United Kingdom and thus became Queen. They would eventually have fifteen children together. The stories of the supposed biracial heritage of Queen Charlotte came about after comments on the Allan Ramsay portrait (see above) that she [read more]

meghan sussex
England

Americans and royal titles

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]

meghan sussex
The Duchess of Sussex

The Duchess of Sussex – A new life

The future Duchess of Sussex was born as Rachel Meghan Markle on 4 August 1981 as the daughter of Thomas Markle and Doria Ragland in Los Angeles in the United States. She has two half-siblings from her father’s first marriage to Roslyn Loveless. Her parents divorced when she was six years old, and while she [read more]

catherine cambridge
Q&A

Royals and Dukedoms

The British monarchy and nobility are littered with various titles, often leading to confusing situations if you’re not familiar with them. Here I’ll be explaining the difference between a royal duke and a regular duke and how a dukedom held by a royal can stop being royal. The basis of both titles is the same, [read more]