What the royals REALLY get up to at Christmas in Sandringham: From silly gifts to two turkeys… new show reveals festive secrets

What the royals REALLY get up to at Christmas in Sandringham: From silly gifts to two turkeys… new show reveals festive secrets

At 75, King Charles has seen all kinds of changes within the monarchy, yet one thing has remained a constant: as Christmas approaches he will head to Sandringham, the royal residence where he has spent most of his Christmases to date. And like most families, the royals have their own traditions, which we are being … Read more

Mel C flashes her bra under a statement white suit as she joins Hannah Waddingham and Paloma Faith in leading the stars arriving at the Royal Variety Performance 2023

Mel C flashes her bra under a statement white suit as she joins Hannah Waddingham and Paloma Faith in leading the stars arriving at the Royal Variety Performance 2023

Mel C rocked the red carpet as she led the star-studded arrivals at the Royal Variety Performance at the Royal Albert Hall on Thursday evening.  The Spice Girl, 49, looked as chic as ever as she flashed her blue bra under a statement white suit as she was among the first to take to the … Read more

How the Crown made a cruel scandal out of a tragedy. Prince Philip’s favourite sister died in a catastrophic plane crash that wiped out much of her family – yet scriptwriters falsely suggested that the schoolboy prince was somehow to blame

How the Crown made a cruel scandal out of a tragedy. Prince Philip’s favourite sister died in a catastrophic plane crash that wiped out much of her family – yet scriptwriters falsely suggested that the schoolboy prince was somehow to blame

Of all the fictionalisations and inaccuracies in The Crown, none has caused more offence than the claim that a young Prince Philip was in some way at fault for the death of his favourite sister, Cecilie.  The third of the five children born to Princess Alice of Battenberg and Prince Andrew of Greece and Denmark, … Read more

Think you’ve seen Queen Camilla’s crown before? It’s on our banknotes and coins. And was created for scandal-ridden George IV – who hated his wife so much, he locked her out of the Coronation…

Think you’ve seen Queen Camilla’s crown before? It’s on our banknotes and coins. And was created for scandal-ridden George IV – who hated his wife so much, he locked her out of the Coronation…

It’s more than familiar from our coins and notes – the magnificent George IV Diadem once worn by the late Queen Elizabeth.  This morning we saw it again, but this time on the head of Queen Camilla at the State Opening of Parliament – the first to be conducted by a King since the days … Read more

Can you spot what’s missing from these royal rig-outs – and why Prince William is going it alone? From George V to King Charles III, it’s a question of what suits…

Can you spot what’s missing from these royal rig-outs – and why Prince William is going it alone? From George V to King Charles III, it’s a question of what suits…

For all the latest Royal news, pictures and videos click here By Ffion Haf Published: 07:08 GMT, 3 November 2023 | Updated: 08:46 GMT, 3 November 2023 He’s supposed to be unflappable – in public at least. So perhaps that’s why the King prefers his suits to be without one rather traditional feature – the flaps … Read more

JAN MOIR: Edward VIII was a typical Windsor male: whiny and petulant… Remind you of anyone?

JAN MOIR: Edward VIII was a typical Windsor male: whiny and petulant… Remind you of anyone?

A lost memoir of Edward VIII has come to light and for the first time we hear the authentic inner voice of the man who had briefly been King. And what does that voice sound like? Whiny, romantic, wild, egotistic, a top note of royal petulance underpinned with a faint grasp of reality? Exactly. A … Read more

Queen’s disabled cousins Katherine and Nerissa Bowes-Lyon who were kept ‘hidden’

Queen’s disabled cousins Katherine and Nerissa Bowes-Lyon who were kept ‘hidden’

They are the royals who were kept at arm’s length, albeit for starkly different reasons. Katherine and Nerissa Bowes-Lyon, severely disabled cousins of the late Queen, were cared for in an asylum and listed as dead from 1963, even though they were very much alive. Prince John, the youngest child of King George V, was … Read more

Edward VII had ‘special’ chair made for the Paris brothels. And Victoria pretended to be ‘Madame de la Comtesse de Balmoral’ on her private trips to France. It fooled no one! We look back at the Royal Family’s great cross-Channel love-affair

Edward VII had ‘special’ chair made for the Paris brothels. And Victoria pretended to be ‘Madame de la Comtesse de Balmoral’ on her private trips to France. It fooled no one! We look back at the Royal Family’s great cross-Channel love-affair

France might well be our oldest and, over time, our most implacable enemy. But the history of Anglo-French state visits is longer and warmer than might be expected, a warmth I’ve no doubt Charles will feel when he arrives in Paris later this month. For all the recent hostilities over Brexit, his mother was adored … Read more

RICHARD EDEN: Prince Michael of Kent swerves the rain and midges of Balmoral to live it up on the French Riviera with Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies – the VERY pushy momager of It-Girl royals Carolina and Chiara

RICHARD EDEN: Prince Michael of Kent swerves the rain and midges of Balmoral to live it up on the French Riviera with Princess Camilla of Bourbon-Two Sicilies – the VERY pushy momager of It-Girl royals Carolina and Chiara

As the royals look forward to rain and midges with King Charles at Balmoral, things are hotting up elsewhere for one member of the family. Prince Michael of Kent, first cousin of Queen Elizabeth, is holidaying on the French Riviera with colourful Italian heiress Princess Camilla of Bourbon Two Sicilies and her family. Looking fashionable in … Read more

His Horticultural Highness! Can you guess which of King Charles’s green-fingered creations is which from these aerial photos (and which is the odd one out?)

His Horticultural Highness! Can you guess which of King Charles’s green-fingered creations is which from these aerial photos (and which is the odd one out?)

You might say he’s hedging his bets.  Wherever Charles has settled down – and he has up to ten properties to choose from – the King has made his mark in typically green-fingered style with new or heavily adapted gardens. Gardening runs in the family. The magnificent Savile Gardens at Windsor were created by his … Read more